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The Airing of Grievances
Monday, May 24, 2004
 
Underwhelming
In case you missed the President's speech tonight, well, you didn't miss much. More of the "Killers Bad. Freedom. Liberty. We Will Not Fail" talk, no details. This was plain and simple a PR appearance done only to respond to falling poll numbers. It was a patchwork of bits and pieces from every speech he's given over the past two months with almost no new details. Who are we transferring power to on June 30? Lakhdar Brahimi's gonna tell us next week, just as soon as he figures it out. At least he did give a time frame on that, but at this point, does it matter if it's next week, the week after, or June 29 when we find out who gets power?

And, after all we've been through, it would be nice if he could actually pronounce "Abu Ghraib".

UPDATE: Slate's William Saletan with more.
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