Tired Rhetoric

President Bush (finally) gave a compelling speech yesterday outlining in broad terms what critics on the left say they want: an exit strategy for the Iraq conflict. That strategy can be summed up in a single word: victory. He refused to give the the Democrats (and, presumably, the terrorists that U.S. troops are fighting) a timetable for withdrawal.

Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader, dismissed the speech as simply more “tired rhetoric.” With all the Democrats’ talk of “quagmires” and “misleading us into war,” I think we had better take this criticism seriously. They are the masters of tired rhetoric, after all.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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