Jan 1, 2008

Bush’s Twilight Year Looks Grim

WASHINGTON - If the last days of 2007 are any indication, U.S. President George W. Bush’s last year in office is shaping up as grim and lonely.
Grim, because Bush’s signature “war on terror” is nowhere near the kind of “victory” on which he had placed so much hope. Hundreds of billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury have been spent, but the democratic transformation of the Middle East and the wider Islamic world has not materialised.
Indeed, while Bush’s Surge strategy has helped reduce violence in Iraq over the past year, his top military commanders stress that the relative peace that has been achieved to date is fragile and that prospects for national reconciliation — the Surge’s political goal — remain dim.

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paul m martin said...
Our long national ventriloquist act will soon be over.

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2 comments:

paul m martin said...

Our long national ventriloquist act will soon be over.

Carol said...

Hi Paul,
Here's hoping...