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hangloose Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-04 01:58 AM
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Agencies warn Bush that U.S. isn't defeating Iraq insurgents
WASHINGTON The CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the State Department have warned President Bush that the United States and its Iraqi allies aren't winning the battle against Iraqi insurgents who are trying to derail the country's Jan. 30 elections, according to administration officials.

The officials, who agreed to speak only on condition of anonymity because intelligence estimates are classified, said, however, that the battle in Iraq wasn't lost and that successful elections might yet be held next month.

But they said the warnings including one delivered this week to Bush by CIA Director Porter Goss indicated that U.S. forces hadn't been able to stop the insurgents' intimidation of Iraqi voters, candidates and others who want to participate in the elections.

"We don't have an answer to the intimidation," one senior official said.

Nor have the United States and interim Iraqi government been able to find any divisions they can exploit to divide and conquer the Sunni Muslim insurgency, the intelligence reports say.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/20021...
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jmatthan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-04 02:06 AM
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1. This is when the insane goes for the nuclear option

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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-04 02:14 AM
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2. good thing we have "clear headed *" in office n/t
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-04 02:17 AM
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3. American Axis of Evil using nuclear power is a possiblity anymore
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