Posted by: McQ
on Monday, January 28, 2008
It's a 15 page speech with the first 7 pages dwelling on domestic issues and the rest on Iraq, Afghanistan, the ME peace process and foreign affairs in general.
Part of it will have to do with a bit of a retrospective concerning the surge, reminding us that a year ago we were talking about changing strategy. If you haven't read the Fred Barnes piece in the Weekly Standard about that decision, you ought too. It is a fascinating read.
He'll also briefly touch on the reconciliation process, both bottom-up and top-down and progress there (such as, for the first time executing a 48 billion dollar budget, de-bathification and the coming provincial powers law which will set up provincial elections).
As mentioned Dale will be live blogging it. Make sure to tune in.