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Published:February 5th, 2006 14:01 EST
President Bush's Critical Speech in America's Critical Time

President Bush's Critical Speech in America's Critical Time

By Saly Alhady

Any body can believe that all Iraqi`s dead people are a low price of democracy, but nobody can understand why all these Americans killed for Iraqi`s democracy.

We can ask the question in different way, if the enemy in Iraq is Saddam Hussein! Saddam is gone, and Iraqis do nothing to punish for, so Iraqi`s oil was the real target of the war in Iraq.

However, if oil is worth all these people who lost their lives, why has Bush changed his way of dealing with America`s economic relationships with the Middle East, especially in this time after the most difficult year of his presidency? In his State of the Union address last night, Bush said, "By applying the talent and technology of America, this country can dramatically improve our environment, move beyond a petroleum-based economy, and make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past". And he also said, "Protectionism would default to other countries in the world. That`s not the American way. America must be confident and lead and do what is necessary to keep us competitive". He called for reducing America`s dependence on Middle Eastern oil by 75 percent by the year 2025. Bush gave some future solutions to solve sources of energy problems based on producing ethanol, and he proposed a 22% increase in clean energy research. The government has spent $10 billion on such research since 2001, according to Bush.

Elaborating on his announcement that he will not back down from his aggressive foreign policy, he stated that "Our enemies and our friends can be certain: the United States will not retreat from the world, and we will never surrender to evil". Maybe this is a bad sign of the results of Iraqi`s war coming early.

There was some talk about Iran`s responsibility of these changes because their solid decision about resuming nuclear research, and fears from developing nuclear weapons that were cleared when Bush talked about unstable situation in the middle east.

The world has many questions about that speech... the next few months will give us the answers.