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To Sidda and Kafka

Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance [toward the Middle East]
in response to reader comment: Bush's leadership

Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 23, 2006 at 11:53

I see you guys are kind of pessimistic about the future of the U.S, therefore the future of the west. Well don't be too pessimistic lest you make Harrak happy.

I don't think we will get a Michael Moore type president in 2008, although that's what the jihadists would like. The front runners in the democratic party are Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, anyone of them I believe would be tough on terrorists.

President Bush could have done a much better job in Irak and Afganistan and the war on terror in general. The problem is as things spiral out of control in Iraq, he begins to worry about his legacy. By his legacy I don't only mean the way we will remember him, but also his attempts at securing the white house for his brother Jeb. Although Jeb Bush as claimed that he will not run for the presidency, any good analyst can tell it's not true. I believe president Bush being preoccupied with securing the white house for his brother has clouded his vision of how things really are.
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