State of the Union sideshow


Geraldine Sealey
January 19, 2004 10:44PM (UTC)

President Bush's last State of the Union address became notorious for laying out a case for war against Iraq based on weapons of mass destruction that were never found. He takes another stab at assessing our place in the world tomorrow night. In an address timed to steal some political limelight from those stumping Democrats, Bush will argue he's "meeting the tests of our time."

And while Bush is expected to paint a rosy scenario on the economy, James K. Galbraith does a reality check for Salon on the "no jobs" president's hidden agenda. "What does Bush want? He wants a growth rate high enough to get him through the election. That's obvious. After that, he doesn't care," Galbraith writes.

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Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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