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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 01:48 PM
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27. I don't think Bush would mind a soldier beheading
Politically speaking anyway. Regardless of what his personal reactions were, the Bush administration would probably see it as a political plus at this time (i.e. SOTU). It would make it very difficult to take an anti-war, or pro-withdrawal position, while the rally round the flag effect was intense. Kennedy's call for a withdrawal timetable could be put slapped down with appeals to avenge this soldier.

From the same point of view, it doesn't seem politically smart from the Iraqi resistance point of view. But, with everything the Bush administration has done to Iraq, it may be that they too are responding more to emotion than political calculations.

As always, the possibility of a "black op" can't be excluded, although these thoughts tend to be strictly in the realm of speculation.
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