Presidential Address


That speech was an affront to reasonable disagreement with government. Even when admitting that the pre-war justifications were a sham, Bush couldn’t stop lying about what ‘we believed’.

Disagreement with a war?–Defeatism.
Iraq–Linked to 9/11, of course.
The suffering in the war–exploited for political gain by a draft dodger.
Facts, Figures, Details–absolutely missing.

Don’t the people Bush talked about (our wounded soldiers, the Iraqis, the American public) deserve to at least know what our plans are? How much we can expect to pay? How long it will last?

He is a loathsome, self-aggrandizing bully, and an embarassment to our country.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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  • Update: I loved the protestors screaming ‘Liar!’ and ‘Resign!’loudly in background on MSNBC while Kelly O’Donnell was cheerfully rephrasing the speech for Bush.

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