Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Pretty Sneaky, Sis.

Call me crazy‚…but near the end of last night‚’s speech, did it sound to you like President Bush implied that anyone who flies an American flag on Monday will be showing support for the war in Iraq? This line made me scream at the television. I wouldn’t say that I bleed red white and blue, but you would hope a man could put up an American flag on the 4th of July without joining the Republican party or endorsing neo-con policies.

As for the speech – it reeked of political panic. Invoking 9/11 five times to make the case for Iraq is just plain offensive at this point. More thoughtful reaction can be found at Slate, Juan Cole, and a great piece in the Los Angeles Times.