State Of The Union January 2006


You can download the entire Address for yourself in four parts
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


This is a rather conflicting overview as Bush shows congruency on some issues and incongruency in others. The terrorist issue seems to be an excuse for war. The "This is shit" reversal tells us that as he lays out his reasons to the American people. Also there are problems in Iraq still and he is taking a more aggressive stance. The "Attack, there is a dilemma" reversal tells us that. He is congruent as he says we need to move beyond a petroleum based economy, but strangely shows distain for those suffering as a result of Katrina. However, examine each reversal in its context and draw your own conclusions

Transcript below – click on the reversals to hear them

"On September the 11th 2001 we found that problems originating in a failed and oppressive state 7,000 miles away could bring murder and destruction to our country." The knife you know

"No-one can deny the success of freedom but some men rage and fight against it." Sit down and ignore it

"We’re the nation that saved liberty in Europe and liberated death camps." Hurry, need to build this

"If we were to leave these vicious attackers alone they would not leave us alone. They would simply move the battlefield to our own shores." This is shit

"Appropriate members of Congress have been kept informed." Iraq must remember you

"Our coalition have learned from our experience in Iraq. We’ve adjusted our military tactics and changed our approach to reconstruction." Attack, there is dilemma

"In the coming year I will continue to reach out and seek your good advice. yet there is a difference between responsible criticism that aims for success and defeatism that refuses to acknowledge anything but failure." Make worry

"Staff Sergeant  Dan Clay’s wife Lisa and his mum and dad, Sarah Jo and Bud are with us this evening." They’re sad

"I urge members of congress to serve the interests of America by showing the compassion of America." Her crime with us

"Others say that the government needs to take a larger role in directing the economy, centralising more power in Washington and increasing taxes." Buggered with this

"By applying the talent and technology of America this country can dramatically improve our environment, move beyond a petroleum based economy and make our dependence on middle eastern oil a thing of the past." I want to seal them

"As we look at these challenges we must never give into the belief that America is in decline or that our culture is doomed to unravel. The American people know better than that." There’s no big events

"A hopeful society comes to the aid of fellow citizens in times of suffering and emergency  and stays at it until they are back on their feet." Your fuss is madness