Bush’s Iraq Speech: Long On Assertion, Short On Facts

Standing before a crowd of uniformed soldiers, President Bush addressed the nation on June 27 to reaffirm America’s commitment to the global war on terrorism. But throughout the speech Bush continually stated his opinions and conclusions as though they were facts, and he offered little specific evidence to support his assertions.
Here we provide some additional context, both facts that support Bush’s case that “we have made significant progress” in Iraq, as well as some of the negative evidence he omitted.
Bush’s Iraq Speech: Long On Assertion, Short On Facts