Saturday, August 06, 2005

Time for another prime-time address to the nation?
61% of Americans now disapprove of the way the President is handling the war in Iraq. Only 34% approve. And job approval has reached a new low of only 42%, entering that territory that consists solely of the people that would never, under any circumstance, say they disapprove.

Meanwhile in an attempt to change the subject to something he really sucks at--the economy--Bush got through the entire radio address this morning without, as Atrios points out, even bothering to mention the bracing loss the military suffered this week.

Does he think Americans just might forget that we're in Iraq? There are some weeks when you can't as President just decide what to make the message of the week. When more than 20 marines are killed in a week thanks mostly to the largest roadside bomb attack yet, the story of the week is Iraq. Our President's message about it? Not really thinking about it. Love him or hate him, Ronald Reagan would have never ignored a loss like that in a weekly address.

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