All roads lead to terror

The White House’s current resident said “terror” or “terrorism” 34 times last night during his speech to pump up his poll numbers, and invoked September 11 six different times in an effort to make a connection between his Iraq War and terrorist attacks on American soil.
This redirect back to a previously successful propaganda tact linking two actions that are otherwise unrelated supercedes his previous proclamations that the Iraqi war was all about the spread of democracy. That worked for a while, but with the war dragging on and over 1,700 dead soldiers to account for, Bush is returning to what has always worked for him in the past.
Predictably, Republicans echoed the terrorist rhetoric to stay the course and not “allow the terrorists to shake our resolve,” while Democrats called the policy “adrift, disconnected from the reality on the ground and in need of major mid-course corrections.”
The latest USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll found that 61% of Americans say that Bush lacks an efective strategy, 53% said that going into Iraq was a mistake, and 56% disapprove of the President’s handling of the war. And for the first time, a majority of those surveyed felt that Bush deliberately misled them on the WMD excuses for going to war in the first place.

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