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Oops, Too Late

Reader comment on item: In Iraq, Stay the Course - but Change It

Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Oct 25, 2006 at 17:56

It's all over, but the spinning. Bush has got two years to spin his defeat in Iraq into a plausible political scenario----a real challenge for Rove and his cabal----though with the gullible and guileless US electorate anything is possible.

The US election, in two weeks, is not only being closely followed by US pundits, but also by the fledgling government in Iraq. Should the Democratic Party take one or both house of congress then al-Maliki might want to think about an early retirement sooner than later!

You would think that the Bush administration would have learned from past experience----any dissention at home encourages the enemy. And that is why a war must be won quickly and decisively before the public is turned. Colin Powell knew that and purported his version of "blitzkrieg." However, Bush and his minions wanted to do the deed on the "cheap" just like the Israelis tried in Lebanon----it just doesn't work against an entrench and fanatical enemy.

Oh well, after Vietnam and Iraq, maybe the third time will be the charm!

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