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"And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide"

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

QUICK TAKES

--Yep, nothing new. The consensus seems to be that this is a more "sober" speech than the others he's given on the subject, but on the whole there was no new information or policy outlined within it.

--We didn't find out how long a "last throe" lasts for.

--Years later, the conflations of Iraq and 9/11 were stronger than ever. I'm not talking about the "a free Iraq is a strategic blow against the terrorists" stuff, I mean the persistence of artfully-constructed insinuations about Iraq and the attacks.

--Think Progress is all over the speech. Yep, they noticed that there wasn't a single mention of WMD too. They can take it from here.

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