Thursday :: May 18, 2006

Open Thread - Quagmire Edition


by Steve

It will be interesting to see how Rove's political imperative to show progress in Iraq before November collides with Rumsfeld's "we still can't leave yet" predicament. Bush would like to withdraw a significant number of troops by November and show that Iraq is getting better so that GOP incumbents don't pay the price. Rumsfeld, after months of saying he hopes things will get better as the Iraqis stand up for themselves, was forced today to admit after three years of our occupation that not one part of the country is secure enough yet for us to leave, and still may not be by November.

That won't make for many, if any happy GOP incumbents this fall.

OK, it's your turn.

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