Tuesday, March 18, 2003

That Speech
The President did a good job last night of not smirking (that I noticed) during his address to the nation. Even when he issued his 48-hour ultimatum, which is the sort of time when his base instincts get the better of him, he kept a straight face. However, I would have avoided mentioning oil wells as the only specific infrastructure that the Iraqis shouldn't destroy. That sort of thing just lends support to the supposedly discredited "War for Oil" scenario. And I wonder if Al-Jazeera showed footage of the American drunken revelry in the streets following the announcement -- lots of people, curiously wearing green, celebraring on what should be a somber occasion.