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<<Slowly, the Bush administration is beginning to see the inconsistencies
drawbacks of their actions: yesterday, unidentified Whote House 'sources'
conceded that the US actions in Afghanistan haven't 'won the war on
Bush said this repeatedly from day one.
<< Next, I hope, will come the recognition that when something
fails, doing it harder is not the answer. And then perhaps there will be a
willingness to think about terrorism intelligently and to design policies
and actions that will defuse it. But I think it will be several months
before we get to this point.>>
I'm astounded that anyone could consider the battle we just won in
Afghanistan a failure. We killed thousands of enemy soldiers, destroyed all
their bases, and gathered tons of intelligence. What can you be thinking?
<<Also, in the category of the Bush administration calming down and coming
its senses, it has now conceded that missile attacks from 'rogue states' are
not the greatest military danger to the US, but that low-grade terrorist
attacks (e.g. trucks a la Oklahoma city) are. Some analysts have been
arguing this for months (and some years) and it is nice to see some
Second time you've used the word "concede" as if everybody didn't know this
from day one.
<<The Bush adminsitration understood little of the
US role internationally, and next to nothing about the Middle East.>>
With Powell, Rumsfeld, and Bush Sr. in the camp, I doubt there has ever been
an Administration with better understanding.
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