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The following editorial appeared in the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday, Jan. 29:
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In what was generally regarded as the most important State of the Union speech in recent American history, President Bush attempted Tuesday to rally an uncertain nation to face two major challenges _ a war with Iraq and a sputtering economy.
The two are plainly linked, although the president didn't directly say so. No economic stimulus _ the president called again for lower taxes _ is going to overcome the uneasiness among consumers and investors that the prospect of war is generating. Decision makers abhor uncertainty; economies grow best when the world is a …