Bush seeks his Kennedy moment

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  1. Zaid macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone, back from a bit of a leave of abscense from the site :) (big project at work followed by exams :) )

    Anyway the BBC has an interesting op-ed piece about how the american admin seems to have moved seemlessly from WMD to Iraq being the front for the war on terror

    Bush seeks his Kennedy moment

    All in all nothing new, but an interesting read nonetheless

    Also how much coverage did the American killing of nine Iraqi security officers get in the States?

    US remorse over Iraq deaths blunder

    What is the perception in the US about Iraq, is it slipping out of the foreground with the warm fuzzy feeling of victory followed by inevitable neglect or is there a perception that things are at best not getting any better?

    Are people buying the 'Iraq was invaded as a front for the war on terror' line? Especially given that the supposed link between Iraq and terrorism was hardly made and was by far the weakest and most tenuous argument made for the war?
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    Re: Bush seeks his Kennedy moment

    ABC national news carried at as a top story, cnn.com as well. so it's getting coverage.

    sure. you've seen it on this board, many times. i'll also cite the oft-repeated poll result that a firm 70% of americans think iraq had something to do w/ the 9/11 attacks.
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i believe that a number of americans are in denial that the administration can be so underhanded. they _want_ to believe bush, 'cuz the alternative is a bit frightening.
     
  4. RobVanDam macrumors member

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    We can't believe Bush because we want to? We can't believe him because he obviously knows things that we don't, that he would make decisions after long periods of thinking about the consequences? We can't believe him because we feel we would do the same thing if we were in his position?
     
  5. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I thought the article might be about Kennedy's "moment" when he got his head blown off by _____.

    That would be totally against Bush's MO, though: war is fun when you know you won't die.
     

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