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    typical..., 2006-08-07 14:50:20 | Main | world war III..., 2006-08-08 12:09:28

    it's hard work:

    Statements like this really make me think about laughing, then I think better of it and weep:

    BUSH: You know, I hear people say, `Well, civil war this; civil war that.' The Iraqi people decided against civil war when they went to the ballot box. And a unity government is working to respond to the will of the people. And, frankly, it's quite a remarkable achievement on the political front. ... No question it's still difficult. On the other hand, the political process is part of helping to achieve our objective, which is a free country, an ally in the war on terror, that can sustain itself and govern itself and defend itself.

    It seems an awful lot like we're in the last minutes of that kind of talk. We might go back to the timespan between when the politically minded generals at CENTCOM first talked about "classic guerilla war" and their civillian bosses admitted it, or any number of other examples, in order to judge how long it is before they give up this ghost, though this one seems rather more crucially political, since they've been telling us for three years that this is what they've been preventing.

:: posted by buermann @ 2006-08-07 19:58:57 CST | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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