By Bill Van Auken:
President George W. Bush’s sixth State of the Union address was delivered Wednesday in an atmosphere of crisis and demoralization gripping not only his own Republican administration, but the entire American political establishment. …
There is a general recognition not only that the American colonial war in Iraq has failed, but that the six years of the Bush administration have produced a colossal decline in the world position of US imperialism.
The “new way forward” spelled out by Bush in his speech less than two weeks ago has provoked mounting fears that the military escalation in Iraq, combined with threats against Iran and Syria, will only deepen the disaster.
Yet the reaction of Congress resembles the paralysis of passengers facing an impending train wreck: They know what is coming but can do nothing to avert it.
At Think Progress blog, there is a video: The Annotated State of the Union:
ThinkProgress conducted a real-time fact-check of this year’s State of the Union address.
Click.TV, a web video technology company, has synchronized our rapid response with the complete video of President Bush’s speech.
You can watch the speech in its entirety, or click on the facts below to jump directly to the claims we’re rebutting.
Bush’s State of the Union parody videos: here.
Comments on Bush’s SOTU speech by Ms Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Nobel price winner: here.