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President Bush Stokes The Empty Rhetorical Fire And Thrusts His Political Agenda Forward On the Backs of 4000 KIA GIs

March 28th, 2008 | by Windspike |

One thing is clear in this, the defining “ideological struggle of the 21st century,” is that the president is a master of empty rhetoric. Take a look at this paragraph and let’s unpack it.

But there’s one thing that is consistent. No matter what shortcomings these critics diagnose, their prescription is always the same — retreat. They claim that our strategic interest is elsewhere, and that if we would just get out of Iraq, we could focus on the battles that really matter. This argument makes no sense. (Applause.) If America’s strategic interests are not in Iraq — the convergence point for the twin threats of al Qaeda and Iran, the nation Osama bin Laden’s deputy has called “the place for the greatest battle,” the country at the heart of the most volatile region on Earth — then where are they?

Here we see Bush set up his straw man again and knock it down in front of a captive audience corralled by the GOP orchestrator s and choir directors.
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