September 13th, 2007
08:48 PM ET
11 years ago

Analysis: Bush's uphill battle

Candy Crowley and the rest of the Best Political Team on TV will be covering President Bush's speech on Thursday night.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Watch CNN's Candy Crowley discuss what's at stake for President Bush as he announces his plans for the U.S. military in Iraq.  

Filed under: Iraq • President Bush
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  1. Lou, Peoria, Illinois

    WHY ARE WE STILL HAVING THIS DISCUSSION? Why is Bush trying, for the billionth time, to "sell" the American people the illogic of the Iraq war, when the majority of American people clearly keep sending him a message that they want this war STOPPED, that they want ALL troops HOME...NOW, and that our country's focus HAS TO BE on bin laden, the leader of al Quaida terrorists? Is this President "just not getting it"??
    He's disrespecting and underestimating our men and women soldiers and their families, teasing at saying that "the troops are coming home"-not all of them ARE. The majority are STILL IN HARM'S WAY. What happened to the President saying that "we will go hunt the terrorists where they are"-why aren't we finding bin laden and destroying the terrorist training camps? Why have we taken over some other country? (I'd bet it's spelled
    O I L). And, instead of doing the "right thing" and ending this war that he, himself, started, now Bush will hand the next President this war mess, because he doesn't know HOW end it, and he wants to lay the blame on someone in the future, Republican OR Democrat.......BRING ALL OF OUR TROOPS HOME TO PROTECT OUR OWN COUNTRY. IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY.

    September 13, 2007 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  2. Kristal Shandaler- Miami

    Is she part of the fatter and dumber the politician in the other story described?

    September 13, 2007 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  3. EB

    Amazing that this man still has the gall to try and sell his failed Iraq war to the American people.

    He is so far out of touch he should consider resigning.

    September 13, 2007 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  4. jackson,ft l fl

    time is gone when we needed it!

    September 13, 2007 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  5. C, Sacramento, CA

    Here is the spin folks...

    Bush will continue to "stay the course" and buy himself time while bogged down in Iraq until his term is up, and either Clinton or Obama will inherit such a mess that the GOP will blame them...

    Pure spin...boy am I dizzy.

    September 13, 2007 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  6. Peter, Wausau, WI

    To Lou of Peoria, Illinois:

    As great as it is that you're concerned about the well-being of the men and women of our country's armed forces, what about all the innocent people of Iraq who don't have the option of flying back to America to escape the chaos of their homeland?

    September 13, 2007 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  7. Ron Nebraska

    Exactly right Lou! My thoght is, vote for Clinton and get more of the same divisive politics. Vote for Ghouliani and finish turning America into a fascist police state. Vote for Obama and get a leader who will make America great again, turn back the Bush/Rove/Cheney years and their lockstep Republican party and make this country what it once was and what I want it to be again.

    September 13, 2007 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  8. Colleen Apple Valley, Ca.

    Love Candy. She tells it like it is. Candy..let's hear more about Ron Paul.

    September 14, 2007 06:08 am at 6:08 am |
  9. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Lou, thank you for your comment, you are right, that is exactly what Americans think of include me. Republicans, Bush boys, girls and congressmen are too stubborn, they had the stonehead, they will not change their simple brain even after dead. I just gave up to talk about our situation with Bush boys and girls. We shouldn't blame Majority in Congress.

    September 14, 2007 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  10. Veronica, Stamford, CT

    I wonder if Dubya is ever going to realize that you can't "sell" a war like you "sell" a new brand of laundry detergent?? Talk about beating the dead horse beyond a bloody pulp – except the bloody pulp being beyond beaten are our soldiers and the private Iraqi citizen ... neither of which have any affect on this tool. Perhaps if Babs and Jenna hop on over to Iraq, Dubya will feel what many here are feeling – that they want their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, etc. home NOW and IN ONE PIECE.

    September 14, 2007 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  11. alan St Louis Mo

    NO Either the senate republicans will phillybuster any thing the dems try to pass or the president will just use his veto. Which will force the dem to give in to Bush or lock up the fedaerl government with no money going to Iraq and leaving American military getting killed by having no ammuntion, food, water and supplies. And most dem dont want blood on thier hand by letting americans die by no money in Iraq. And which is why The dems are gona crush the republicans in the next election.

    September 14, 2007 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |