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Bush’s Iraqi Civil War Bubble

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Posted on Aug 8, 2006
Bush Bubble
From Newsweek

In the last week alone, those warning of a civil war in Iraq included: America’s top commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace; Centcom commander Gen. John Abizaid; and Britain’s ambassador to Iraq.

But what does Bush hear? “Yadda yadda yadda.”

  • Of course, as Rich Cohen argues today in the Washingon Post, many of those generals were saying as recently as a year ago that they weren’t foreseeing a civil war right around the corner (despite the fact that a second-grade knowledge of the recent history of Iraq would have pointed to one).

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    By saul2006, August 9, 2006 at 11:55 am Link to this comment
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    When you have the people leading the cause in Iraq saying they couldn’t see the present tribal conflict happening, we have NO chance to win with such idiots

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    By felicity smith, August 9, 2006 at 11:09 am Link to this comment
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    When a Brit gets fired from his job he says he’s been made redundant, a fancy word for useless.  It seems unlikely that Georgie will be fired from his job, but can we at least SAY he’s been made redundant so the media will cease and desist from paying any attention to him. Anything to spare readers and listeners from being exposed to the meaningless patter of a meaningless man. Every time I hear self-appointed MSM pundits, or read MSP pundits give weight to the useless meanderings of this useless man, I want to scream.  I wonder if news bureaus have a stamp that says “Return to sender.”

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    By Hilding Lindquist, August 8, 2006 at 11:39 pm Link to this comment
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    “The telltale rhetoric of defeat.” -Rich Cohen

    How far we have come!

    Quoted from the Statememt of Principles of the Project for the New American Century:

    <Quote:>
    June 3, 1997

    American foreign and defense policy is adrift. Conservatives have criticized the incoherent policies of the Clinton Administration. They have also resisted isolationist impulses from within their own ranks. But conservatives have not confidently advanced a strategic vision of America’s role in the world. They have not set forth guiding principles for American foreign policy. They have allowed differences over tactics to obscure potential agreement on strategic objectives. And they have not fought for a defense budget that would maintain American security and advance American interests in the new century.

    We aim to change this. We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership.

    <Endquote>

    From: http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm

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    By Marching one by one......R`, August 8, 2006 at 5:12 pm Link to this comment
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    The pins are marching one by one. One by one. I hear 106 of them louder and louder.  And before you knew it they all came marching in.

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