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Bush Speaks About Beheadings And Killing Children In Car Bombs To Put Positive Slant On Iraq

Reported by Donna - March 20, 2006

Today on Studio B with Shepard Smith he went to Wendall Goler at the Pentagon for the 'official' report on Bush's speech today, the 2nd of 3 to be made to convince the American people that the war in Iraq is just and progress is being made.

Goler showed a brief clip of Bush's speech that caught the president speaking about beheadings and children getting blown up in roadside bombings. Bush had a lot to say including an inept question and answer session, but Fox chose to stick with the image of beheadings and children getting blown up in roadside bombings -- after all, how could anyone be against fighting people like that?

Goler said that the issue now was to convince the American people that progress was being made and to convince the American people that the war was worth the sacrifice. He also added that the president's aides blamed tv images for the current feelings of disapproval for the war in Iraq.

To be fair and balanced Fox added a very brief statement of Senator Joe Biden who said that there were too few troops and the whole war was a product of incompetience and was very dangerous. Goler quickly went back to the president's story about Tal Afar and how things are wonderful there now.

Comments: Fox and the president know exactly what they are doing when they briought the fear factor upon us by speaking about images of beheadings and children getting blown up by roadside car bombings. They didn't, however, speak about all the 10's of thousands of innocent civilians, women and children included, who have been killed by the action of the U.S. forces or the execution style murders now being carried out by various Iraqi factions.

At least they were truthful in saying that these speeches were being done to specifically convince the American people that the war in Iraq is just and progress is being made. That's exactly why the president is making these speeches. Public outcry has made him try to think of some action he can do to get public opinion back on his side. From today's speech, however, I think he has a long way to go.

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