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A great article in the Post this morning discussing Bush's dilemma about Iraq. He's working more and more towards the ever popular no-win scenario.
Bush's historical burden is that there is no recent precedent for a leader using persuasion to reverse a steady downward slide for a military venture of the sort he is facing. Only clear evidence of success in Iraq is likely to alleviate widespread unease about the central project of this presidency, public opinion experts and political strategists say.
Me thinks Bush should start listening to Scowcroft and his old man. They are battle hardened veterans both in real war and in politics. They could help him recover because Rove and the others have dug him into a whole. I hate to see all this happening from the viewpoint that America looks worse and worse.
posted by Stithmeister @ 10:40 AM
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FIRST: you have to admit it's a problem. Bush & Co. refuse to do this.
When we're being told by the Iraqi leadership that the current set up is WORSE than when Saddam was in power, you realize just how much it's F*cked up.It was a massive mistake from the begining and has only been compounded since. The Democrats are being lambasted because they don't have a solution, but they can at least avoid further contributing to the cause. Start pulling out, fund LOCAL groups and businesses (or local allies if we actually have any) to work with the Iraqis. Personally, I'm half way thinking putting Saddam back in charge might be the best way to handle things.
Whats he going to do that we aren't? Use Chemical weapons on people? We already have.
Grab people off the street and torture them? Already there (and we couldn't even keep it from being broadcast on the evening news around the world.)
Piss off the surrounding Countries? Gee, They hated Saddam, but they weren't creating a cottage industry of IED's to blow up Iraq when he was in charge.
Whatever credibility and 'street credit' we had after 9/11 has been pissed away as well as over 2,000 american soldiers lives and probable 10 times that number at least in Iraqi lives.
In AA, they teach you a few basic things. "The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have a problem". I guess our 'former' Alchoholic Prez failed in that too...
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