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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:25 PM
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WP:Bush's New Tack Steers Clear of 'Stay the Course'
President Bush and his aides are annoyed that people keep misinterpreting his Iraq policy as "stay the course." A complete distortion, they say. "That is not a stay-the-course policy," White House press secretary Tony Snow declared yesterday.

Where would anyone have gotten that idea? Well, maybe from Bush.

"We will stay the course. We will help this young Iraqi democracy succeed," he said in Salt Lake City in August.


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But the White House is cutting and running from "stay the course." A phrase meant to connote steely resolve instead has become a symbol for being out of touch and rigid in the face of a war that seems to grow worse by the week, Republican strategists say. Democrats have now turned "stay the course" into an attack line in campaign commercials, and the Bush team is busy explaining that "stay the course" does not actually mean stay the course.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:31 PM
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1. Whatever he says is a lie
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 10:32 PM by djohnson
Whatever the results, I predict he will say that only during the campaign and then attempt to return to business as usual after the election.

Edit: In other words it is nothing but a rhetorical response to the Democrats' "new direction" rhetoric.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:32 PM
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2. I think he's going in circles
or perhaps it's a helix

prepare for the giant flushing sound
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