The Corner

Heads Up

When Bush goes on tonight, his opener is going to be about this war we’re in. Sources tell The Corner he will start off narrowly, explaining who the players are in Iraq, the state of play–all pro forma. Then he’ll launch a muscular defense of the war on terror, and Iraq specifically. He’ll go into the history of terrorism–how the bad guys were on a jihad against us pre-9/11, for decades. 9/11 is when we started fighting back, going into war mode. He’ll explain that Iraq is now the focal point — where the terrorists have gathered, showing their barbarism, as we’ve seen. He’ll hold firm on the deadline, and making the stakes even higher than the are now in Iraq.

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