State of the Union 2006

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President George W. Bush delivered his State of the Union 2006 address to the Nation on January 31, 2006.


Mis-Statements of the Union

Bush's speech

Middle East expert and author Stephen Zunes dissected some of George W. Bush's "simplistic formulations" made during the State of the Union (SOTU) address. Bush stated, "there is a difference between responsible criticism that aims for success, and defeatism that refuses to acknowledge anything but failure. Hindsight alone is not wisdom. And second-guessing is not a strategy." [1]

Zunes countered, "Recognizing that the war is probably unwinnable is not defeatism. It is realism. Aiming for an unachievable military 'success' is not responsible. It is a folly of tragic proportions. And insisting the Bush administration be held accountable for the lies, the negligence, and the tragic blunders which have resulted from this ongoing tragedy is a patriotic duty." [2]

Other Views

Green Party of the United States

Dennis Kucinich

External links

On Previous SOTU Speeches

Pre-SOTU

Post-SOTU

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