UN Speech

On balance, Bush’s speech was apparently not as aggressive as the advance billing suggested (as I previously) speculated would be the case. On the other hand, it wasn’t conciliatory either, and was sandwiched in between an obliquely critical speech by Annan (before) and a more direct critical statement by Chirac (after).

Looking for something he could find that other nations might agree with him on, Bush spent a fair amount of time decrying the international trafficking of women. Sex trafficking is a problem, and Angry Bear is firmly against it, but I fail to see the connection to the need for troops and money in Iraq. On the other hand, I have a pretty good idea of what the proposed solution will be: tax cuts.