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Bush did get support from some Republicans.

"The president consulted with the best military minds ... and came up with a new strategy, and I think it deserves a chance," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

"This is our last chance. The consequences of failure are catastrophic. I believe we ought to give this general a chance to try to succeed with this plan," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said of Gen. David Petraeus, who will be the new U.S. commander in Iraq.

Cornyn pushed Democrats to do more than criticize.

"I think the responsibility of the new majority in the Congress is to come up with an alternative," he said. "If they don't like this one, what do they like? What is their plan for success?"


This is ABC

While the president continues to ignore the will of the country, Congress will not ignore this president's failed policy," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said in a joint statement following Bush's address.

Sen. John Warner, R-Va., a former Navy secretary and respected voice on military matters, offered a more understated but equally divergent message from the president's. "I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues in the coming days to offer the president our best thinking on a new military strategy, and on how the Iraqis must deal with their own sectarian violence," he said.

The war, though, was the only issue Democrats were willing to leave in Bush's hands.

On the home front, Democrats want to be the ones who set the course toward goals such as affordable health care, energy independence and correcting climate change, even though the president embraced them Tuesday night with proposed cures of his own.



I think CNN is biased because they support the republicans. The quote when it says that they want the democrats to do more than criticize i think is a bias.

The ABC i think is liberal. The whole article only mentions about the democrats and what they think. No mention of republicans. Also they say that democrats care about the country and make it sound like republicans do.


I think this is right but can you tell me what more to look at instead of me just saying that "this is liberal and they're conservative" because i have to write an 800 word essay and i don't want to describe only one type of bias.



I am absolutely not certain you make a judgement on ONE news clipping. Secondly, I thought in the tone of George Washington, not getting involved in Foreign Wars was the conservative position. Sending troops to Haiti was not in the conservative tradition. My point here, you need to define the difference in supporting GWB's military escapades as pro war, or antiwar, it is hard for me to swallow it is a "conservative" or "liberal" issue.

The CNN article quoted McCain and Cornyn, two well known War Hawks. The article certainly did not advocate their being truthtellers, so I don't see bias. A more indepth article would have presented more balance, but I don't see bias just here. One needs maybe ten CNN articles to make that judgement. I am not certain many thinking folks take McCain or certainly Cornyn seriously.

On the ABC article, they quoted Pelosi's statement, and it was certainly biased (ignoring the will of the country). Warners statement shows bias also, as if he alone can represent the "best military thinking"...Geez, I can do better than that. On the all, some bias presented, and it did not support expanding the war. But liberal? Liberal is another cat in the bag.

I would suggest you get a couple more of CNN and ABC news briefs and see if there is a pattern.

Good work.

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