August 31, 2010
ABSOLUT VICTORY: STEPHEN GREEN IS Drunkblogging Obama’s Iraq Speech.
Bush got a mention, the troops got two mentions — but I haven’t hear thanks to either one. . . .
What the hell is this? Seriously. We were promised an update on Iraq. Instead we’re getting a defense of Obamanomics, which unlike the Surge (anyone?), has been a total failure.
Read the whole thing. And weep, or laugh, or something. Drink!
UPDATE: More from Prof. Jacobson.
And here’s the full text of Obama’s speech.
ANOTHER UPDATE: More then-and-now comparison.
MORE: Obama In The Oval Office: “First, a visual observation: he looked scrawny and ill-at-ease at the large, empty desk. There were no funny hand gestures this time, as there was for the Oil Spill address. This speech did have some good moments, which I will start with.”
MORE STILL: Celebrating V-I Day back in 2008.
STILL MORE: Bill Kristol: “It wasn’t a bad speech.”