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This was to be the State of the Union address that Presidents dream about. The Jan. 28 speech to Congress and the nation would be a curtain call for George Bush's first three years in office and a rousing send-off for his reelection campaign. The President would throw the spotlight on his new world order: The Soviet menace vanquished. Saddam Hussein cut down to size. America standing tall. Bush would draw an unmistakable contrast between himself and the Democrats who opposed the Reagan-Bush defense buildup and the war against Iraq.

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