Michael Totten

The Bush Speech

I neither saw nor heard President Bush’s speech last night. I wasn’t particularly interested in anybody’s reaction, either. The right cheered. The left booed. Big shocker, that. I could have written a typical liberal response to that speech on the day before the speech was given. I could have written a typical conservative response, too. How hard could it possibly be? Just fill in the utterly predictable blanks. Foreign policy speeches these days – by the president during a war – are treated as nothing more than political footballs. Boo to that. We’re incredibly immature for a superpower sometimes.
So far I’ve read exactly one response to that speech that is worth reading and linking. It was written by Callimachus.