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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:45 PM
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Defining Victory Down - Dowd slams Shrub very well
By MAUREEN DOWD

Published: January 9, 2005


The president prides himself on being a pig-headed guy. He is determined to win in Iraq even if he is not winning in Iraq.

So get ready for a Mohammedan mountain of spin defining victory down. Come what may - civil war over oil, Iranian-style fatwas du jour or men on prayer rugs reciting the Koran all day on the Iraqi TV network our own geniuses created - this administration will call it a triumph.

Even for a White House steeped in hooey, it's a challenge. President Bush will have to emulate the parsing and prevaricating he disdained in his predecessor: It depends on what the meaning of the word "win" is.

The president's still got a paper bag over his head, claiming that the daily horrors out of Iraq reflect just a few soreheads standing in the way of a glorious democracy, even though his commander of ground forces there concedes that the areas where more than half of Iraqis live are not secure enough for them to vote - an acknowledgment that the insurgency is resilient and growing. It's like saying Montana and North Dakota are safe to vote, but New York, Philadelphia and L.A. are not. What's a little disenfranchisement among friends?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/09/opinion/09dowd.html?o...
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:59 PM
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1. That was good...
Does anyone have a link for the transcript of B.Scowcroft's speech?
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:00 PM
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2. My thoughts exactly
Saying so what if BAGHDAD cannot vote, IS like saying NYC or LA cannot vote.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:02 PM
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3. Republicans would LOVE it
if NYC or LA couldn't vote.

:evilgrin:
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