President George Bush calls this, “a time of great consequence.” In his state of the Union Address last night, the President covered a number of domestic issues, health care, jobs, and tax cuts.
He slipped in a few surprises, money for overseas AIDS relief and for research on hydrogen cars. But the focus of his speech, the “key note” of his address, was what he considers the current greatest threat to the state of this union, that is Saddam Hussein. And he delivered it with the strongest language he’s ever used to tell Americans and people around the world why the threat posed by the Iraqi leader can no longer be ignored.
It was, in short, a call to arms, even if it means just American arms.
Daniel Schorr, NPR’s Senior News Analyst
Nolan Finley, Editor of the Editorial Page for The Detroit News.