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Thursday, January 22, 2004
 
A Blast From the Past
I think Orwell must have jumped up from his grave during the SOTUS and gotten the Daily Times to post this! Nice to see that Pakistan has something resembling a free press.

Richard Cohen evidently wasn't much swayed by Mr. Bush, either:

"...this year's State of the Union address, while not quite a lie, was clearly deceptive. I didn't feel Bush had an obligation to tick off everything that had gone wrong about Iraq, but I didn't expect him to pretend that somehow the WMD allegations had been substantiated..."

Nor was Factcheck.org (thanks, Dave):

"...The President made no mention of the failure so far to locate nuclear, chemical or biological weapons in Iraq....The President said the economy is growing and producing jobs, but failed to mention that the growth is so far insufficient to make up for what's been lost since he took office....Bush spoke of a big increase in federal funding for education, but didn't mention complaints that he's forcing states to pay for new federal requirements to test student performance....The President promised to curb deficit spending, but said nothing about where the deficits come from...."

I've got a feeling this speech is going to haunt him right through the elections. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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