Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1890 times:
He read the teleprompter lines very well. And, yes, as someone said above, he seemed surprisingly sincere and eloquent through it all.
Over two years, he has lost that deer in the headlights look when he reads his lines.
However, his speechwriters did a good job on the Iraq bit. They almost convinced me. I'm afraid I skipped the earlier part of the speech. Thank God for Tivo.
TWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 194 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
Yes, I am not a religious person, and I do not appreciate it when he mentioned "God" a few times....
In other words, you're anti-religious. An agnostic would not be offended by such comments, only a die-hard atheist.
Yes, he read his speech from a teleprompter, as has every president since the thing was invented and his speech was written by others just as every other one has been...
In particular, I'm glad to hear that something concrete has been decided for hell that has been unleashed in Africa. The ability to treat 2 million people infected with HIV for less than the price of a single B-2 bombers is a bargain by any means.
Apathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1853 times:
It was a fantastic speech and echoed the thoughts of many Americans. I am sure Stupiflied and the others will have some hateful drivel to add, but I was moved. Flame on silly liberals. I am happy to be led by such a great man.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8035 posts, RR: 25 Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
Excellent speech. He told us flat out what Iraq is doing and what he plans to do about it and he seemed very determined and committed when he said it. As for those who didn't appreciate the mention of God, realize that our nation was founded on the belief of one God, and whether you believe in it or not I think you should be happy he's keeping our customs alive. Personally I was very happy with what he said on the subject. Overall, though, a great speech full of great plans. Now let's do it!
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 17 Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1818 times:
I agree that this was an excellent speech. It has redefined his presidency. The advocacy of up to $15B for AIDS assistance for Africa and elsewhere was very impressive. The details of Iraq's torture machine had to be stated. Liberty comes at a price.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1805 times:
Yup, he sure read the teleprompter well. He seems caring and affectionate on TV, but tomorrow morning it's back to the normal cold-hearted Bush. He and Rumsfeld are pushing a war that nobody else wants.
Apathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1796 times:
You don't speak for me Cba, so don't say "nobody" else wants the war...I most certainly do. And most of the people I know do as well. Read the speech...understand what it is all about. If you don't agree with what Bush wants, then you have turned your back on the suffering of millions...
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 18 Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1779 times:
As some of you had said "The direction of our nation will not be steered by others". I think that's a problem for the US, it is saying that our future is dependant on our own people in no regards to the outside world, I did not see the State of the Union Adress, but I disagree with that quote.
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
25 PHX-LJU: Apathoid wrote: "I am happy to be led by such a great man." I missed the speech, but I happen to think that our great nation deserves a much better pr
26 MD-90: President Bush's State of the Union Letter to Children January 29, 2002 Dear Young Americans: Since September 11, 2001, many of you have sent cards, l
27 We're Nuts: His domestic plan seems fine, not good, but certainly acceptable. This foreign policy, however, will not get us anywhere. And of course he doesn't eve
28 JetService: Unfortunately I'm in a business meeting in PHX and missed it. But from the looks of this thread; Bush-haters talking about teleprompters and speech-wr
29 Sushka: I wish that I could have seen it. Maybe later. I too am happy that our naition is led by him.
30 Haveric: Was there any mention of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict? Any mention of urban sprawl? Anything but a passing mention of corporate malfeasance? any
31 KAUSpilot: On the I vs. P situation, he said something to the effect of: "We will continue to work towards a secure Israel and a democratic Palestine."
32 Twaneedsnohelp: Was there any mention of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict? Yup. Bush said he was ready to negotiate with a Democractic Palestine. Thats all good wit
33 Apathoid: Funny, a clinton sympathizer criticizing bush for being morally bankrupt. Wow. That really contributed to the discussion.
34 LOT767-300ER: "He read the teleprompter lines very well. And, yes, as someone said above, he seemed surprisingly sincere and eloquent through it all. Over two years
35 We're Nuts: Watch it, LOT, that is MY Governor, and we all love him here.
36 KaiTakFan: ADG wrote >>>"Wonder then, why he insists on steering the direction of other nations. Guess he doesn't like to practice what he preaches" This is rath
37 Marco: Yes, I am not a religious person, and I do not appreciate it when he mentioned "God" a few times.... Well the majority of America believes in God, so
38 PHX-LJU: KaiTakFan wrote: "I find it appaling that other nations try to stop us from taking the necessary steps to save lives in the future from terrorist atta
39 PHX-LJU: Jcs17 wrote: "Seriously, if you are such an environmentalist why do you belong to an aviation site? After all, aircraft do pollute..." I don't know ab
40 KLM-MD11: First thing i saw when i turned on my t.v at 4 am this morning (i'm in Europe) was Bush's face. That guy gave me the creeps. i cannot believe you all
41 CPH-R: Regarding the Iraq involvement in 9/11, a recent poll (actually, it's some 2 weeks old ) had the question: "As far as you know, how many of the Septem
42 Twaneedsnohelp: ADG wrote >>>"Wonder then, why he insists on steering the direction of other nations. Guess he doesn't like to practice what he preaches" and This is
43 ADG: This is rather simple ADG, Not at all KTF. If or maybe even when Australia suffers a massive terrorist attack, then I sure would hope your leader woul
44 Superfly: As expected, Bushman did a good job at preaching to the choir. I was not at all impressed. Bushman quote: "The direction of our nation will not be ste
45 GDB: The mention of those aluminum tubes in Iraq was unfortunate, as most independent experts do not rate them as suitable for use in a nuclear programme.
46 ADG: I found his explaination of the reasons why someone would want nuclear weapons to fit ALL countries including the US. "to dominate, to intimidate or t
47 N766UA: Ten thousand Frenchman can't be wrong.... Maybe not, but they sure can surrender .
48 Ben: True. But Brian, they basic reason is that unlike the US, Iraq's leadership simply doesn't derserve to steer its country anymore. You decided that, TN
49 Jwenting: Excellent speech, some good initiatives. Too bad party politics will make the "Democrats" vote against anything that will have a positive effect on th
50 David B.: True. But Brian, they basic reason is that unlike the US, Iraq's leadership simply doesn't derserve to steer its country anymore. Thats why so many pe
51 David B.: "Seriously, if you are such an environmentalism why do you belong to an aviation site? After all, aircraft do pollute..." Im sure may aircrafts are cl
52 Twaneedsnohelp: It's not up to you to decide Oh, but it is EVERYTHING UP TO ME. When the world stopped caring about the people of Iraq, When Europe and Australia deci
53 KaiTakFan: "I agree, however I don't see the tie in with my statement and the one you have introduced into the issue. After all, no COUNTRY has launched a terror
54 AerLingus: Sorry, but being a strict constitutional literalist, I cannot agree with government aid for religious institutions of any kind, be they Christian (the
55 Go Canada!: "To appease these damn Europeans, why couldn't he just have said that a free Iraq will determine its own oil contracts???" the amercians have, europea
56 Rai: Well…I’ll talk about something that hasn’t been touched yet – healthcare reform. I used to be a healthcare economics consultant and I was pret
57 TWAL1011: Sorry, but being a strict constitutional literalist, I cannot agree with government aid for religious institutions of any kind, be they Christian (the
58 777236ER: If a man this ugly can become the most powerful man in the world, there's hope for Matt D yet.
59 Rai: If a man this ugly can become the most powerful man in the world, there's hope for Matt D yet. You guys in Europe shouldn't talk about uglyness!
60 Ilyushin96M: Great speech. Bush has been polished up like a shiny new penny, taught how to put on a decent public appearance, speak clearly and correctly, and expr
61 DAVID B.: Didn't the US train rebels in Afgan to fight Russians? Can't we do the same with Iraq?
62 N766UA: DAVID B: Remember, those afghan rebels later turned on us and used our own weapons against us.
63 We're Nuts: Since when does a typical Republican consider the future?
64 Notar520AC: I was very happy with his initiatives, however we'll see if he promised too much in the months to come.... He really packed a punch- received the tran
65 FDXmech: >>>When the world stopped caring about the people of Iraq, When Europe and Australia decided to look the other way, when the United Nations became res
66 TWAL1011: If a man this ugly can become the most powerful man in the world... The "dumb" argument didn't pan out for you so now you're gonna try the ugly angle?