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First journal entry - Bush's Speech

Rooked_One (591287) writes | more than 11 years ago

Editorial 2

Ok, so Mr. Bush's little speech was quite intresting today - let me first say when he started accepting questions, it almost seemed to me like he had a little something something in his ear with someone telling him what to say. Compared to his previous opening speech, he paused quite a bit. So what does that mean? Well, either he DOES have something in his ear, or he is just a slow president.Ok, so Mr. Bush's little speech was quite intresting today - let me first say when he started accepting questions, it almost seemed to me like he had a little something something in his ear with someone telling him what to say. Compared to his previous opening speech, he paused quite a bit. So what does that mean? Well, either he DOES have something in his ear, or he is just a slow president.

As far as what he answered about "personal" feelings, it was quite obvious he has personal vendettas against the middle east, most likely steming from his father. As soon as the question was asked his demeanor did a flip and his facial expressions turned from serious to scared, although he tried to hide that with a smile.

Lets think about something.... if you needed resources from a part of the world - if your friends and family depended on this resource - and in the past there had been aid to this part of the world so much that it basically defied "the moral prime directive," what would you do? I personally would make up an excuse to try to take over that part of the world to make it easier for my friends and family to make use of the "resources."

Lets just say that the resource in question is in fact oil. Even though Mr. Bush commented in his state of the union address that he would like to see alternative energy sources, I don't feel he was being completely honest, and HIS best intrests were in his mind. His best intrests would be to take over a region where 80% of the worlds oil comes from, as to keep the oil "regime" that makes up parts of the american culture alive.

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Twirlip of the Mists (615030) | more than 11 years ago | (#5457616)

Well, either he DOES have something in his ear, or he is just a slow president.

Neither. If you were standing up in the East Room of the White House in front of the entire press corps and, oh by the way, live on all channels to the entire country, you'd take a second and think before speaking, too.

President Bush is not a great public speaker. He gets nervous. It's a shame, because to a lot of people his manner gets in the way of his message. Not that his message last night was exactly spot-on; the communications staff could be doing a much better job than they are.

As far as what he answered about "personal" feelings, it was quite obvious he has personal vendettas against the middle east, most likely steming from his father.

Quite obvious? Based on what?

I personally would make up an excuse to try to take over that part of the world to make it easier for my friends and family to make use of the "resources."

If you're talking about Iraqi oil, keep in mind that we're currently getting all the Iraqi oil we want. We're not going to get any more Iraqi oil, or Iraqi oil at a lower price, after the invasion. Quite the opposite, in fact; the supply of Iraqi oil will drop sharply in the weeks and months after the war, due to the time it's going to take to rebuild the infrastructure.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5459116)

I am shocked that someone with ties to the oil industry would do anything to reduce the supply and raise oil prices. Doesn't he know that the immense profit he personally stands to gain from this, in the form of dividends, will be taxable? It doesn't make sense!
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