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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:47 AM
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Fear of Iraq quagmire affects US politics
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WASHINGTON (AFP) - Fear of a Vietnam-style quagmire in Iraq has colored US politics in the six months since US-led forces ousted Saddam Hussein's Baath party regime.

Polls have indicated a growing skepticism among Americans over whether the US-led invasion was worth it. Support for the war has suffered from controversies over Iraq's alleged nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as the justification for war.

Democrats who seek to oust US President George W. Bush in elections next year have seized on the public doubt.

One of them, retired general Wesley Clark, recently called for an independent investigation into how intelligence was used by the Bush administration to convince US citizens of the need for war.


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