Bush Delivers Muscular Message ; President Defends Aggressive Tactics Overseas, Stands by Domestic Policy Initiatives
David T. Cook writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
President George W. Bush used an election-year State of the Union address to deliver a muscular message to Americans in general and Democrats in particular.
In a speech that was alternately feisty and confident, the president defended his administration's often aggressive tactics overseas, and stood by his major domestic policy initiatives - some of them controversial.
He admonished Congress, for instance, to renew his sweeping tax cuts. He defended the No Child Left Behind Act that critics say is turning schools into testing clinics but he thinks is dramatically advancing American education. He lauded the far-reaching Patriot Act that is criticized for …
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Publication information: Article title: Bush Delivers Muscular Message ; President Defends Aggressive Tactics Overseas, Stands by Domestic Policy Initiatives. Contributors: David T. Cook writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: January 22, 2004. Page number: 25. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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