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Here we go again.

In October 2006, campaigning for GOP congressional candidates, President Bush frequently stated that Administration policy in Iraq is correct and did not require changes.

What has changed since October?

Campaigning for GOP congressional candidates in 06, President Bush repeatedly stated that the US had enough forces in Iraq to get the job done.

What has changed since October?

Responding to criticism of his policies while campaigning for GOP congressional candidates in 06, President Bush stated that commanders on the scene supported his policies and believed we had a sound strategy and sufficient forces in place.

What has changed since October?

Faced with a massive spike in the number and severity of insurgent attacks, President Bush told crowds at 06 campaign events that the spike was temporary and would not require a change in policy or more troops.

What has changed since October?

Campaigning for GOP congressional candidates in 06, president Bush repeatedly stated his confidence in his foreign policy team and reassured the public that all would remain in place to get the job done.

In January of 07 the defense and intelligence personnel have been replaced.

What has changed since October?

President Bush campaigning in 06 repeatedly stated that all Administration decisions were bases solely on US military advice and that politics plays no part. He just as frequently reasserted his claim that Administration policy was sound and no changes were required.

Yet in his address from the White House on 1/10/07, President Bush informed us that Iraqi political and sectarian considerations had caused the failures in US policy.

What has changed since October?

Campaigning in 06 for GOP congressional candidates, President Bush repeatedly stated his confidence in his leadership team in Iraq and that they would be place until they got the job done.

What has changed since October?

In response to public demands for a phased withdrawal of our troops, President Bush repeatedly stated on the campaign trail that a phased withdrawal would play into the hands of the enemy.

In his address from the White House on 1/10/07, President Bush stated that Iraqi forces would assume complete responsibility for security nation-wide by November 07 and that American forces would be limited to a partner brigade for each Iraqi division.

This is a definite plan for a phased withdrawal, but a withdrawal made without expectations for the Iraqis or provisions for an emergency in the field.

What has changes since October?

Campaigning for GOP congressional candidates in October 06, President Bush told us that his policies, if followed, would lead to victory.

In his White House address of 1/10/07 President Bush laid out the most far-reaching and significant changes in policy since the invasion.

What has changed since October?

 

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