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Thursday, July 17, 2003

Posted by Jake - Blair addresses Congress - Jul. 17, 2003

This speech is worth listening to in its entirety. It is not about the WMD. It is a statement about the capacity of America and its allies to do good put more eloquently than I have ever heard it.

Blair is here in part to encourage the release of terrorists in Guantanamo into British custody for British trials. He really went to bat for us over Iraq and in Europe in general. I think we should give it to him.

Matt -- Dang it Jake... beat me to the post...
It was a good speech: a good dose of STFU to all the people suffering from "post traumatic anti war protest syndrome".
If you watched CNN for a few mins after the fact you would have gotten an opportunity to see some of its effects: the anti-Bush arguments are now that much more obviously hollow. Its a shame more people didn't get to see it live. It will be interesting to see how the media spins it.

Tony is also a good example of the type of candidate the Dems really should be putting forward to challenge Bush. Somebody who, while liberal, is still unappologeticly pro-American... kind of ironic since he's not American.


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