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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:46 AM
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Fourth defeat seals Bush’s war legacy
Fourth defeat seals Bush’s war legacy

Published: Monday, 21 August, 2006, 10:52 AM Doha Time

By Eric S Margolis

NEW YORK: President George W Bush and his Republican party are way down in the American polls as crucial November mid-term elections near, with dismal approval ratings in the mid-30% range. Not surprisingly, Republicans are in a panic at the thought of losing one or both houses of Congress.

The only areas in which Bush still receives favourable ratings from Americans are national defence and counter-terrorism. Ever since 9/11 turned Bush from a bumbling non-entity into something of a national hero, the president has liked to call himself "the war president" and strike martial poses.

But when one examines the record of the self-professed "war leader", the results are pretty dismal. As of now, President Bush is in the process of losing all four wars that he started.

more here:

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.aspx?cu_n...


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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:48 AM
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1. "All four wars that he started"....
Doesn't mention the fifth great war he started--the one against the American people.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:50 AM
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2. Fifth Defeat: Failure to protect Americans from terrorism.
9/11 happened on his watch as did the Anthrax mailings.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:54 AM
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3. It would almost be funny if it was a fictional story. n/t
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