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  •  Unfortunately .... (4.00)
    "...if the objective is to do right by the Iraqi people ..."

    Unfortunately, the objective of the Bush administration at this point is to forestall a Republican bloodbath in our own 2006 (and 2008) elections.  They could care less about the Iraqis with their political fortunes at stake.  Everything they do from here out will be to amelioriate the impact on the coming elections.  They fear a Democrat majority - with its attendant supeona power - more than a "end in a whimper" conclusion in Iraq.

    All this tempered of course by the barrel of oil hanging in the carrot's place at the end of the stick.  But then those interests are much more patient than are the politicians.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Sun Dec 25, 2005 at 09:21:47 AM PST

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    •  yea exactly (none)
      it is nice to see elections by themselves, but I was worried when he got back up to 47% last week that this was going to be exactly what Man-on-Dog, Kyl, etc. needed to stay afloat and that Bush would keep surging back to "glory."

      BTW, speaking of that can we stop repeating the meme about Democrats "having control of Congress" from 2001-2002?  We had a 1-seat Senate advantage (if you want to count Jeffords 2) and Zell doesn't count so we were tied at best.

      In Vietnam, at least Bush had an exit strateg(er)y.

      by BlueEngineerInOhio on Sun Dec 25, 2005 at 10:15:46 AM PST

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