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Don Surber:
Bush's Gettysburg  —  Welcome Instapundit readers.  —  From a small town in Pennsylvania, the president came to finally answer critics of an increasingly unpopular war, a war that Democrats hoped would sweep them into office in the next election. … Much attention is being given …
Glenn Reynolds /
WELL, THE HATEMAIL HAS POURED IN after my earlier post on Bush's speech.  For the record, though, I didn't say (and don't think) that anyone who opposes the war is unpatriotic.  (In fact, only antiwar people seem to keep raising this strawman).  But the Democratic politicans who are pushing the …
Pasco Conservative / Stuck On Stupid:
Veteran's Day Blogfest!  —  From :  —  Veterans' Day (formerly Armistice Day)  —  November 11, is the anniversary of the Armistice which was signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War I, after four years of conflict.
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
THE LAST REFUGE....Glenn Reynolds on Democrats who claim that George Bush misled us into war: … Glad we got that out in open.  —  UPDATE: This is peculiar.  Glenn thinks I quoted him unfairly because I left out his preliminary throat clearing that "this is all about Democratic politicans pandering to the antiwar base."
Considering dissent and limited war II  —  President Bush's speech this afternoon — a response to the unfortunately persistent idea that the Bush administration lied or mislead the Senators who voted to support regime change in Iraq — has re-ignited the argument about patriotism …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:   Bush Comes Out Swinging
Lorie Byrd /
Why Now  —  Michelle Malkin asked this in response to Bush's decision …
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Point Five:   Democrats Deny That Bush Speech Called For End To Historical Revisionism
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Bush Attacks Iraq War Critics As Undercutting War Effort
Discussion: THE BRAD BLOG
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
An Unwillingness or Inability to Be Honest
Discussion: protein wisdom
Bill Nienhuis / PunditGuy:
Burning Bush  —  9:29 AM PST - George W. Bush is on fire.
Discussion: Wizbang
Sadly, No!:
2 Dates, 1 Speech  —  Why are we not surprised?  —  Speech at the National Endowment for Democracy, Oct. 6, 2005Veterans' Day Speech, November 11, 2005  —  Some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism.  Whatever it's called …
Discussion: The Mahablog and The Peking Duck
White House:
President Commemorates Veterans Day, Discusses War on Terror  —  Fact Sheet: Honoring America's Veterans  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much.  Thank you all for coming, please be seated.  Thanks for the warm welcome.  I'm glad to be back in Pennsylvania and I'm proud to be the first sitting President to visit Monroe County.
National Review:
War & Responsibility  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the text of a Veterans Day speech President George W. Bush delivered at Tobyhanna Army Depot, in Pennsylvania, as released by the White House.  —  Thank you all very much.  Thank you all for coming, please be seated.  Thanks for the warm welcome.
Flip / Suitably Flip:
The Tobyhanna Catharsis
Discussion: bRight & Early
Washington Post:
Asterisks Dot White House's Iraq Argument  —  President Bush and his national security adviser have answered critics of the Iraq war in recent days with a two-pronged argument: that Congress saw the same intelligence the administration did before the war, and that independent commissions …
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush Attacks Iraq War Critics
Caren Bohan / Reuters:
Bush says war critics rewrite history
Aaron / aaron:
Deck O' Bloggers 2005 - Hearts Voting OPEN!!!  —  On Veterans Day, I'm initiating the voting for Hearts, those that nurtured and/or inspired (and continue to inspire!) our soldier boys.  —  If my beloved father-in-law, rest his soul, and my mother-in-law blogged, I'd have just awarded them the King and Queen of Hearts.
New York Times:
Bush's Conservative Judge Harbors Libertarian Streak  —  Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. has vigorously defended freedom of expression, adopting a stance that places him among a group of conservative judges with a libertarian streak.  —  Judge Alito's broad reading of the freedom of speech …
Discussion: TalkLeft
David Burge / iowahawk:
LES RISIBLÉS  —  EXCERPTS FROM MY FAILED MUSICAL  —  (IH Bigups to the great Mike Wallster of Ipso Facto for the illustration)  —  ACT I … CHIRAC  —  It's great to be part of the UN... the EU's a marvelous thing...  VILLEPIN  —  In our little cloister the world is our oyster...
Peakah / Peakah's Provocations:
Veterans Day Links  —  UPDATE 4pm PST:  —  On the way to the parade we listened to President Bush deliver a powerful Veterans Day speech.  Here's the transcript.  —  Took the kiddies to an awesome parade this georgeous afternoon.  —  I love the military culture and pride Las Vegas takes …

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