Friday, November 11, 2005

Bush's Offensive

President Bush gave a great speech at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania today. Apparently, this is the first stage of the “offensive” the Administration is undergoing in an attempt to rebut attacks from the Democrats. All I can say is that it is about time. In the last couple of weeks since the high-jacking of the Senate and the Democrats renewed their slogan “Bush lied, kids died”, many on the right have been wondering why Bush has been content to sit back and take the beating. Of course many others, myself included, have been wondering this for quite awhile. I have written about the lack of rebuttal coming from the Bush Administration many times over the last few months.

On Tuesday the Administration told us of the impending “offensive” and we have waited with much anticipation. As stated earlier it was a great speech and a good start. As I have written before speeches at military installations or in front of veteran’s groups once a month is not going to suffice. I hope that this is truly a beginning and that a broader offensive is on the horizon. An offensive that will sustain itself for the duration of Bush’s Administration and the War on Terror. The Administration needs to go further in refuting the Democrat’s assertions of manipulating intelligence. Most importantly Bush needs to get the good news and accomplishments about Iraq and the War on Terror out to the public.

A good place to start, I believe, would be a weekly news conference. The media obviously does not support the war and they are not going to report any accomplishments. In fact they are not going to report anything in which they cannot insert a coalition body count. We are in a state of war and weekly news conferences would certainly be justified especially in light of the misinformation being spread by the MSM and the Democrats. Of course there needs to be more speeches, not just by Bush but also by military leaders, specifically those with boots on the ground. These are just a couple of things that need to happen, it remains to be seen what will actually happen.

Whatever route the Administration takes is fine with me as long as it abandons the turn the other cheek strategy it has employed for so long. This is not a necessity for Bush, he is done in three years. This is something that has to be done for the good of the country, for the good of the Republican Party, and most of all, most importantly of all, it absolutely has to be done for the men and women engaged in this war. If to no one else President Bush owes it to the troops to get off the mat and come out swinging and get this country behind the war in Iraq as, contrary to popular Democrat diatribe, it was in the beginning. This is a just war, we are there for the right reasons, Bush did not manipulate intelligence and we are winning this war. It is his duty to convey this to the American people.

The conservative base seems to be gearing up for another rally to move GOP members of Congress back toward fiscal conservatism just as they rallied for a Supreme Court nominee with a proven conservative track record. The issue of combating the Democrats on the Iraq War is no less important and if Bush fails to sustain this “offensive” then the base needs to come to the rescue again and make this priority one.

All Things Conservative has more on Bush's Offensive.
Republican Vet has more as well.
Don Surber weighs in..
Get BushWhacked at Oblogatory Anecdotes...

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