Cross Posted From Article of Faith:
“President George W. Bush will deliver a prime-time televised speech on Monday night to mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the White House announced on Friday. The Oval Office address, estimated to last 16 to 18 minutes, will culminate a series of addresses Bush has delivered to insist that five years after the catastrophic hijacked plane attacks that killed almost 3,000 people, America is safer but still faces a threat from al Qaeda.”
And here I thought the White House would have a low-key, low-profile day of reflection and prayer and remembrance.
Here’s the best line, though, from White House spokesflunky Tony Snow: “It will not be a political speech.”