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Babbler # 4089

posted 09 November 2003 09:33 PM      Profile for RookieActivist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I heard Wolf Blitzer running his mouth the other day, and one thing stuck out in my mind was a comment he made to the effect of if it seems like Bush will lose the next election, and a Democrat is elected who will end the occupation, the Iraqis will become fearful and stop helping America against the desposed government.

Maybe somebody has the actual quote, but even if you didn't hear it, what is your view on this? Is there any legitimacy to it, or will Bush just use this as another fear-inducing ploy to stay in power?

I see it as the latter. As long as Americans are afraid, they will re-elect Bush. With the occupation now, Bush doesn't need another terrorist attack or a war against Syria. All he needs is a bit more resistance in Iraq to say that electing a democrat who will scale back the occupation will be bad for their boys in Iraq.

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Babbler # 1962

posted 10 November 2003 09:19 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, if the occupation keeps going this badly, a Democrat candidate could probably do worse than campaign on a 'Bring the boys and girls home' platform. So no, I don't think continuing occupation as it currently is practiced in Iraq will cause the American voters to reelect Bush, rather the opposite.
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