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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Tonight's MSM Coverage of Presidential Address - TODAY!!

Thought I'd just go ahead and write the storylines for the MSM now and see how close I come to the actual text. Feel free to submit your own versions via comments.

Despite eroding support for Mr. Bush's adventure in Iraq, the President tonight asserted that the situation in Iraq was improving. This despite the recent surge in violence in Iraq and other facts to the contrary. While the President attempted to shore up his base and reassure Americans about the war in Iraq, it is unlikely that he will be able to turn the rising tide of discontent with the situation in Iraq. Many people, including Republicans in Congress, are calling for timetables for a pull-out from Iraq. For some, like the wife of Pvt. Alex Gonzalez, the return of US troops couldn't come soon enough.

Given his inability to change the opinions of most Americans tonight, it's only a matter of time before Mr. Bush hears this message and respond accordingly.

That damn corporate media!

***UPDATE***
I had no idea that I would come so close to the storyline of the AP. Course, I'm not sure whether they're just having fun like me or whether they've got one of those time machines or something. From Michelle Malkin at 4.44pm (before the President even took the podium!)
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - President Bush on Tuesday appealed for the nation's patience for "difficult and dangerous" work ahead in Iraq, hoping a backdrop of U.S. troops and a reminder of Iraq's revived sovereignty would help him reclaim control of an issue that has eroded his popularity.

In an evening address at an Army base that has 9,300 troops in Iraq, Bush was acknowledging the toll of the 27-month-old war. At the same time, he aimed to persuade skeptical Americans that his strategy for victory needed only time — not any changes — to be successful.

"Like most Americans, I see the images of violence and bloodshed. Every picture is horrifying and the suffering is real," Bush said, according to excerpts released ahead of time by the White House. "It is worth it."

It was a tricky balancing act, believed necessary by White House advisers who have seen persistent insurgent attacks eat into Americans' support for the war — and for the president — and increase discomfort among even Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler