Smooth Operator Breaks Embargo on President Bush's Iraq Speech
In the speech, President Bush cites approvingly the anti-fascist Lincoln and Washington brigades of the Spanish Civil War, made up entirely of American volunteers, and proposes the creation of a new "Reagan Brigade" made up entirely of American supporters of the invasion of Iraq, to be sent to supplement and, in some cases, replace American military forces in Iraq.
"Now is the time for all Iraq war supporters to put up or shut up!" reads the speech. "Given the strong support for this war by various conservative-funded college newspapers and columnists, we expect large numbers of conservative college students and columnists to enlist in the Reagan Brigade. Unless, of course, they're fifth columnists!" the President's speech reads, making a little Spanish Civil War joke.