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Saturday, October 25, 2003

From Sunday's New York Times:

"Many Iraqis Find They Like Life Without Hussein"

Damn media filter!

PLUS: Check out the review of Wesley Clark's book "Winning Modern Wars" in which we find this critical graf:

"the general cannot camouflage the partisan thrust of his polemic. His deft review of the battlefield tactics that won Baghdad in less than a month is merely the preface to a bitter, global indictment of George W. Bush. The president and his administration are condemned for recklessly squandering a brilliant military performance on the wrong war at the worst possible time, diverting resources and talent from the pursuit of Al Qaeda, neglecting urgent domestic needs and dissipating the post-9/11 sympathy and support of most of the world."

Now, I haven't read Clark's book, but is it possible he really believes all of this and it's not just a political maneuver? After all, he must have started working on the book well before he announced as a candidate. I wish war criticism were not always dismissed automatically as an effort to discredit Bush.