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June 28, 2005

AP Reports President's Speech Before He Gives It

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

John Hinderaker at Powerline posts on an AP 'pre-write' of President Bush's speech tonight. Of course the speech hasn't been given yet and the author, Jennifer Loven, whose biases, according to Michelle Malkin , have been exposed in great detail at Power Line  here and here, uses past tense characterizations of the speech which, according to Powerline, are based on excerpts released by the White House this afternoon. Ms. Loven could have written the rest of her article last month, but Powerline notes that the article is datelined Fort Bragg which should mean that she is actually there.

- AP(excerpt via Michelle Malkin)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - President Bush on Tuesday appealed for the nation's patience for "difficult and dangerous" work ahead in Iraq, hoping a backdrop of U.S. troops and a reminder of Iraq's revived sovereignty would help him reclaim control of an issue that has eroded his popularity.

In an evening address at an Army base that has 9,300 troops in Iraq, Bush was acknowledging the toll of the 27-month-old war. At the same time, he aimed to persuade skeptical Americans that his strategy for victory needed only time -- not any changes -- to be successful.

"Like most Americans, I see the images of violence and bloodshed. Every picture is horrifying and the suffering is real," Bush said, according to excerpts released ahead of time by the White House. "It is worth it."

It was a tricky balancing act, believed necessary by White House advisers who have seen persistent insurgent attacks eat into Americans' support for the war -- and for the president -- and increase discomfort among even Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Will she revise her article after she has actually heard the speech?

Michelle writes that is gearing up for another "astroturf campaign."

Posted by Hyscience at June 28, 2005 7:01 PM

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