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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 09:28 PM
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Maybe"Iraqi Tet" has nothing to do with elections and * just screwed up
At least that's my opinion. Bush and his cronies underestimated what they were in for when they invaded Iraq, and we have been paying for it ever since in blood and money.
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Vietnam comparisons underscore Iraq woes
President concedes spike in violence bears resemblance to Tet Offensive

Updated: 6:26 p.m. ET Oct 19, 2006

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Bush links violence to elections
The military and the Bush administration, even before the presidents comments Wednesday on ABC, had blamed the recent increase in attacks on U.S. soldiers in Baghdad and elsewhere on the insurgents savvy a gamble that they could affect the vote in coming U.S. elections.

In regards to this spike in violence ... its no coincidence that the surge in attacks against coalition forces and the subsequent increase in U.S. casualties coincides with our increased presence on the streets of Baghdad and the run-up to the American midterm elections, military spokesman Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell said Thursday.

The enemy knows that killing innocent people and Americans will garner headlines and create a sense of frustration, he said.

As Caldwell spoke, the White House sought to clarify Bushs remarks, to put them back into the context of ties between increased American deaths and the coming U.S. vote.

The president was making a point that hes made before, which is that terrorists try to exploit pictures and try to use the media as conduits for influencing public opinion in the United States, spokesman Tony Snow said.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 09:33 PM
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1. It's A White House Cover Story In The Run Up Before The Elections.....
they can't admit they screwed up now. So it sounds good to blame it on the insurgents and how saavy they are about the upcoming elections in the U.S. We all know they want to make * look bad. (ya right) * doesn't need the help of the insurgents to look bad - if you know what I mean.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 09:39 PM
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2. Yeah, I know what you mean n/t
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 09:46 PM
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3. Bush strategy to change "stay the course" to change & adapt - he knows
civil war in Iraq is real but has to stay mum until after the election
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-20-06 10:35 AM
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4. The secret's out n/t
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