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DownTheRoad
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posted 20 September 2004 01:53 PM      Profile for DownTheRoad     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Rober Novak argues that the Yanks will declare victory and go home early in a second Bush term. It could be just speculation on his part, but he does seem to be well connected with Bush administration insiders (e.g. the Plame affair).

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Whether Bush or Kerry is elected, the president or president-elect will have to sit down immediately with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The military will tell the election winner there are insufficient U.S. forces in Iraq to wage effective war. That leaves three realistic options: Increase overall U.S. military strength to reinforce Iraq, stay with the present strength to continue the war, or get out.

Well-placed sources in the administration are confident Bush's decision will be to get out. They believe that is the recommendation of his national security team and would be the recommendation of second-term officials. An informed guess might have Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state, Paul Wolfowitz as defense secretary and Stephen Hadley as national security adviser. According to my sources, all would opt for a withdrawal.



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Cueball
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posted 20 September 2004 03:17 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Why not? Hmmmm. One wonders if they were really so stupid as not to see that outcome, when they began this silly thing. Of course, if they did know that it was an impossibility, were they just being naive and idealistic, or did the invasion have another purpose?

It has occurred to me that part of the logic behind it was simply destorying a competeing power base, and giving the US more international leverage by giving it military power credibility. The threat of force is not convincing, if you dont apply it once in a while.

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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 20 September 2004 03:31 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Bob Novak, lowest scumbag of all.
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Cueball
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posted 20 September 2004 03:33 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I love some peoples attitudes. Al yo havbe to do is insult someone and you have won your arguement.
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WingNut
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posted 20 September 2004 03:37 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
And besides, he isn't really the lowest.
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Jingles
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posted 20 September 2004 04:50 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I like John Stewart's name for that guy:
Douchebag of Freedom.

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