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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Presidential Communication on Iraq

There is something about David Frum at NRO that just irritates me. Perhaps it was that "Axis of Evil" stuff he penned a few years ago. Perhaps it is what I perceive to be a smarmy attitude. Whatever it is, he irritates me.

HOWEVER, his column today is right on the mark and is a must read.

The President is failing to communicate effectively with the public regarding what we are doing in Iraq and what is going on in the pathetic country. As Frum points out, the President keeps doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. His speeches have become a crashing bore, and worse, unconvincing, yesterday's sleep aid at the VFW being only the latest example. The dramatic slide in the polls can not be laid off on the terrible reporting in the MSM alone. The boss and his communications people have to take a good portion of the blame.

Reagan would never have let this sorry state to come to pass. He would have been out front saying exactly what he was doing and why he was doing it in a convincing manner. The White House needs to borrow that page from the late president.

Bush can do it. There is a bit of Churchill in his soul. We have seen it before in the ruins of the World Trade Center and elsewhere.

When peace with Hitler was proposed after the fall of France in 1940, Churchill replied, "What kind of people do they think we are?"

It's time for the Bush White House tell America and the world exactly what type of people we are in totally unapologetic terms.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn