Bush Recycles Iraq Anniversary Talking Points

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bushside.jpg President Bush originally had no plans to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war today. But at the last minute, he cobbled together a quick speech — stressing the “good progress” being made in Iraq and warning that there will still be “bad days” ahead — that ended up being nothing more than a recycling of old talking points.

On good days, bad days:

March 19, 2007: “There will be good days, and there will be bad days ahead.” [Link]

March 19, 2006: Dec. 7, 2005: “There will be good days and there will be bad days.” [Link]

March 19, 2004: Sept. 25, 2004: “There will be good days and there will be difficult days.” [Link]

On progress:

March 19, 2007: “There’s been good progress.” [Link]

March 19, 2006: “I’m encouraged by the progress.” [Link]

March 19, 2005: “Iraq’s progress toward political freedom has opened a new phase of our work there.” [Link]

Bush continues to stay the course on talking points.

(HT: Hotline Last Call)

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