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in response to reader comment: Plus ca change.....

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Dec 9, 2006 at 01:06

You may be right but, even if the recommendations put forward by the ISG are implemented by Bush, any failure will still be Bush's and his administration. The Baker-Hamilton Iraqi Study Group will be politically correct and that is todays standard. The Democrats are owned by the socialist and socialist are cultural suiciders. Political correctness is the moral imperative not; the doing of the right thing for the right reasons regardless of the cost. Bush's failure was in not communicating in simple terms his administrations efforts in Iraq for Iraq and he got caught up in the web of being all things to all people and this worked its way into every facet of his policy in iraq.
Part two of this "American failure" is the way in which the U.S. has gone to war since Korea.

Bush should have gone into Iraq, secured the borders, put the people to work on reconstruction, and then worked with the Iraqi's for the creation of a democratic government. Instead his primary focus was on the government and creating a police/national army and the citizens were left to wonder about their daily necessities and the tribal leaders saw their power and influence being undermined by a new methodology. There is no doubt that the iraqi people wanted change but, with months of going with out, no rebuilding and armed troops still in the streets it was easy for the Imams to convince the faithful that they should fear the change.

And if the tribes are going to rule, who's tribe. Sunni or Shia. New war, America wants out. Bush was wrong. Republicans are all war mongers and were only there for the oil. It's much better to be politically correct than worry about doing the right thing. Democracy takes a back seat and the world takes another step towards religious authoritarianism.

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