Break the class into four groups. Assign each group one of the following newspaper articles. Ask them to read their assigned article and summarize the differences and/or similarities between the president's speech and the newspaper accounts they read.
The Bird Was Perfect, But Not For Dinner (The Washington Post)
Bush's Surprise Visit to Baghdad Decried by Military Families As Re-election Photo Op (Between the Lines)
Note: Between the Lines is a weekly radio program designed to provide "a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media."
A Review of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Al Jazeera)
Bush Visit Showed Washington's Fear of Iraqis (Tehran Times)