Was It Tested?

In his speech to the U.N. yesterday President Bush repeatedly mispronounced “nuclear.”

If this Iraq adventure doesn’t go well and turns into a Middle East war this may be one of the important speeches in this century’s history. For generations the world will analyze every action, every meeting, every nuance associated with the events leading to the war, just as they have done with the Cuban Missile Crisis. So why would the President’s aides prepare him so poorly for such an important appearance before the world?

Or did they? Was this word focus group tested? Does it make him sound “tough” to voters? Perhaps this is just another calculated piece of a cynical effort to manipulate the election? The timing of this whole Iraq thing is certainly suspicious, coming just before the election.