Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A War Without End?

With Congressional Democrats apparently capitulating to Bush over the war funding bill, there appears to be no end in sight to the Iraq war occupation. Unless Bush decides to start drawing down next year, I don't see how Bush's "win" today doesn't hand the White House to the Democrats in 2008. It's going to be next to impossible for any Republican to win in 2008 with 100,000 or more troops still on the ground considering all their candidates with the exception of Ron Paul have delcared their unconditional support of the war.

Perhaps the Republican politcos will twist Bush's arm into a temporary reduction in troop levels before the election. Bush could then declare "Mission Accomplished" a second time but I doubt this trick will work. If the Republicans do pull a rabbit of a hat, the war won't end until 2012 at least.

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