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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:56 AM
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Why is the Baker-led Iraq Group taking so long??
I read somewhere the other day that George Jr was planning on coming up with another study group to counter Baker and his group? IF that is true, could that be the holdup? They can't get Junior to go along so they are prying him with candy and promises behind closed doors?
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 11:01 AM
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1. Can you say..
CG, Halliburton, KBR, etc?
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 11:01 AM
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2. They Should Give Up and Go for the Rubber Suit
What's it gonna take for Poppy to sacrifice his first-born? Lethal consequences to the rest of the kids, if he doesn't?
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 11:02 AM
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3. They Should Give Up and Go for the Rubber Suit
What's it gonna take for Poppy to sacrifice his first-born? Lethal consequences to the rest of the kids, if he doesn't?
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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 11:02 AM
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4. That's what it is designed to do !
They have NO intention of "fixing" Iraq. This study group led by another murderous war profiteer is just a stall tactic, to make it look like they are doing something.

I'll bet you a dollar kentuck, that their "solution" involves more war, more troops, and LOTS more money. Big honkin piles of our money. And if anyone questions this, we will be labeled as terra-ist lovin, america hatin, commies.
You know the act by now, I'm sure.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 11:05 AM
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5. They're looking for a political solution to save Junior's ass...
I have no doubts.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 01:12 PM
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6. it's smart
Edited on Tue Nov-21-06 01:15 PM by Lexingtonian
Look at what is going on Washington as a matter of political process. From early summer to Election Day the elections were paramount and Bush would out of capaign necessity utterly reject any advice, and because of such a rejection and his infallibility thang (aka 'ego') it would be harder to get anything done later.

Right after the election the Group anticipated either Republican gloating and rejection of any advice, or a Democratic win and Republicans doing what they are doing now- the Kubler-Ross grieving process of painfully and slowly manifesting and breaking down their denial, bitterness, and depression, which are all evasions and clinging to delusions.

Plus, you can't really get any serious policy changes through a lame duck session in Congress anyway. November through January wer going to be dominated by small managerial business and internal status wrangling. Rather a lot of business- forming of changing of an elite consensus, really- happens at Christmas parties and people in the apparatus getting enough free time to review their situation and options and trends.

By ones and twos they're going to corner Dubya at a Christmas party and say, 'Look, George, the Iraq thing is just over. Maliki isn't worth it and doesn't care, and he can't last. When he falls you're looking at resigning. Democrats have you over a barrel now and will flay your ass worse than they did Nixon's and ruin us all if you keep it up. Dump it off on the UN a.s.a.p.'

And a month later, around Inauguration Day, they'll release a "report" with a gussied up and marketable, euphemistic, and pious-sounding version of the same, to great fanfare.
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 01:26 PM
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7. It takes time for Bush to completely ignore and rewrite the recommendations...LOL
By the time Bush is finished, the Iraq Study Group recommendations will be watered down to one very memorable easy to understand concept: STAY THE COURSE. .... LOL
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