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  •  of course (5+ / 0-)

    we can't write the history on this war quite yet, but it's been 3 years since the administration lied to get us there. so I think we can say that part of the campaign is settled enough for commentary. Especially in light of the SAME campaign now being started against Iran.

    tracking the domestic spying scandal here.

    by Georgia Logothetis on Sat Mar 18, 2006 at 08:22:05 AM PST

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    •  In my observation (2+ / 0-)
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      LithiumCola, leo joad

      No one follows a leader that they cannot trust to pick good fights, win fights period, or tell the truth about his/her abilities at either.

      And this extends to all contests, not just matters of bloodshed.

      Bush's judgment, competency and character are deeply and demonstrably flawed, compounded by his inability or unwillingness to amend any of his shortcomings as a person, never mind a President.

      This has been amply demonstrated in every word and deed of this one individual, and that of every person who has adhered to him.

      It's not that they don't know Jack. It's that they don't know him on a first-name basis. :)

      by cskendrick on Sat Mar 18, 2006 at 08:26:50 AM PST

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    •  I've been teaching the Iraq war (0+ / 0-)

      in history classes at a local university since Abu Graib broke. The history of U.S. involvement in the Middle-Eastern oil production goes back to the 1890's when the U.S. was considered an honest broker between Iran and Russia amidst the decline of the Ottoman Empire. The facts leading up the U.S. invasion of Iran do not have to wait any given length of time to be evaluated within a historical context. The conclusion historians are likely to draw about Rumsfeld for the next century: he was a blithering idiot.

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