US President George W. Bush has said there will be no retreat from Iraq, in a speech in Missouri. But in the political circles this has been dismissed as "empty rhetoric. Democratic presidential hopeful, Bob Graham has called the speech "same old fluff, the same old empty rhetoric, the same old sugar coating of a very bad situation.
One who watched President Bushs speech could easily identify that he was just reading what has been written for him and his facial expression never reflected the meaning of it. For example when he spoke of "No retreat he wore a smile on his face! At the end of every sentence he paused for a while, demanding applause from the audience of army veterans.
He also went on to say it was a choice between "civilization and chaos, as if it is not enough the chaos he has created in Iraq, a country with very rich history and civilization. Bush deliberately refuses to admit the resentment his forces are facing from the Iraqis and accuses the neighbouring countries of allowing infiltration of fighters into Iraq.
US Deputy Secretary of States, Richard Armitage and other US officials have suggested that "fighters are getting into Iraq from Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia. In the meantime, Saudi foreign policy adviser, Adel Al Jubeir has challenged the Bush administration to prove its claim that some of those attacking the US troops are from Saudi Arabia.
S. H. Moulana
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