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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-04-07 01:20 PM
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22. They're resurrecting their base with this, reclaiming competence and security as GOP turf
A few of the overlooked facts include that the Sunnis had already agreed to work with the US because they were afraid of Iran. Moqtada al-sadr has declared a 6-month stand down, which had nothing to do with the surge. Even more refugees were created as people fled Baghdad ahead of the surge... there are many reasons Iraq looks relatively stable. To attribute it all to the surge does not capture the complexity. And to claim success with the surge suggests that the GOP thinks the progress is permanent, or that it's an opportunity to redeem all of their past failed policies with one shiny new meme. But if the Anbar Awakening tires of their alliance, if Moqtada goes back on the warpath, if the Kurds and Turkey have a go at it, if having Chalabi running the rehabilitation of Baghdad turns out to be a bad choice... will Rove still claim responsibility? Will Snow claim vindication?
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  -Bush still a factor, Rove warns sabra  Dec-04-07 09:39 AM   #0 
  - LOL  PATRICK   Dec-04-07 09:41 AM   #1 
  - LOL to the nth  PATRICK   Dec-04-07 09:42 AM   #2 
     - Sweet lord of mercy  PATRICK   Dec-04-07 09:45 AM   #4 
  - Bush is still dangerous, Rove warns.  bif   Dec-04-07 09:44 AM   #3 
  - Why be respectful toward a pResident who is continually disrespectful of our nation's people  Whoa_Nelly   Dec-04-07 09:46 AM   #5 
  - Ummm, sorry, Karl, respect must be earned  MotorCityMan   Dec-04-07 05:08 PM   #24 
  - Actually Rove as usual offered his own spin on what Murtha said.  yellowcanine   Dec-04-07 09:50 AM   #6 
  - Yeah, well, we're working on fixing that  krispos42   Dec-04-07 09:53 AM   #7 
  - Murtha is saying that violence is down.  King Coal   Dec-04-07 09:57 AM   #8 
  - "Nobody can risk looking disrespectful to the president without paying a price."  tomeboy   Dec-04-07 10:02 AM   #9 
  - rove actually said that?!!  zidzi   Dec-04-07 11:28 AM   #17 
  - What world is he living in?  underpants   Dec-04-07 12:13 PM   #19 
  - Oh SHUT UP!  Joanne98   Dec-04-07 10:08 AM   #10 
  - Rove: Screw Freedom of Speech...  Virginia Dare   Dec-04-07 10:25 AM   #11 
  - "...rising like a bloodied but unbowed prizefighter???"  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-04-07 10:45 AM   #12 
  - This isn't about Bush as much as it's about Rove.  Writer   Dec-04-07 10:50 AM   #13 
  - what a big baby!  rodeodance   Dec-04-07 11:05 AM   #14 
  - Somebody arrest this man.  seafan   Dec-04-07 11:13 AM   #15 
  - A fucked up factor..  zidzi   Dec-04-07 11:21 AM   #16 
  - Karl Rove Lives. nt  onehandle   Dec-04-07 11:57 AM   #18 
  - Hey rove, you're gonna be in contempt of Congress soon...  truthisfreedom   Dec-04-07 12:14 PM   #20 
  - Do not chuckle at what Rove said. Just take a look at the  BenDavid   Dec-04-07 12:55 PM   #21 
  - They're resurrecting their base with this, reclaiming competence and security as GOP turf  donkeyotay   Dec-04-07 01:20 PM   #22 
  - Well, well, well  xxqqqzme   Dec-04-07 03:27 PM   #23 
  - ha ha - read between the lines  samsingh   Dec-04-07 09:58 PM   #25 

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