Bush Returns from Slumber, Attacks Liberal Revisionists
After weeks and months of media induced martyrdom, President Bush finally attacked the Democrats for their dishonest attempts to rewrite history!
“The stakes in the global war on terror are too high and the national interest is too important for politicians to throw out false charges,” the president said in his combative Veterans Day speech.
Defending the march to war, Bush said that foreign intelligence services and Democrats and Republicans alike were convinced at the time that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
“Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and mislead the American people about why we went to war,” Bush said.
He said those critics have made those allegations although they know that a Senate investigation “found no evidence” of political pressure to change the intelligence community’s assessments related to Saddam’s weapons program.
He said they also know that the United Nations passed more than a dozen resolutions citing Saddam’s development and possession of weapons of mass destruction.
“More than 100 Democrats in the House and the Senate who had access to the same intelligence voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power,” Bush said.
Thank you! Thank you!
“History will show that none of the leading Democrats had substantial intelligence.”
John F. Kerry
Right Wing News has a copy of the speech.
Protein Wisdom has highlights.
Glenn Reynolds says Bush needs to go on offense in a big way.
Michelle Malkin says the clear catalyst for action was the essay, “Who is lying About Iraq?” by Norman Podhoretz earlier in the week.
Alexander K. McClure at Polipundit says it was excellent. ( I am sure they will have much more to say so I will link to the whole website.)
So much for the Democrat Attack and Smear Machine (via Texas Rainmaker).
Pundit Guy points out three important paragraghs.
Cold Fury has a classic line by John Kerry from today.
Blogs for Bush… there is not the slightest truth in the anti-war criticism.
WILLisms says “finally!”
La Shawn Barber has another terrific post up on the President’s speech.
Freedom to Belarus notes how the left is crumbling already from the President’s remarks today.