|Re: Al Qaeda on the ropes - President Bush's policies a success
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Author: John Rennie Date: Jul 19, 2008 19:52
"John Rennie" talktalk.net> wrote in message
> "Mitchell Holman" comcast.com> wrote in message
>>> Ed Lasky
>>> Are the signs of increased violence in Pakistan/Afghanistan a sign hat
>>> AQ is on its last legs, and that they have lost their grip in the Arab
>>> world? Ralph Peters, writing in the New York Post, thinks AQ is on the
>> Remember when the US government was telling us that
>> the Vietcong was "on the ropes" and "on their last legs"?
>> All quagmire wars are sustained by repeated claims
>> about "progress". Case in point - Bush and Iraq:
> Let's try and see the bright side to all these tales (echoed incidentally
> by Gordon Brown). As you say these were the kind of noises we heard from
> Nixon, Kissinger and Co prior to the quite humilating retreat from
> Vietnam. Retreat is what Bush hopes to do in the bare five months left of
> his presidency. Not a complete retreat of course - there's still huge
> American interests involved but if he could cut significantly the number
> of American soldiers serving in Iraq he might just be able to provide some
> parting gloss to the most worst presidency ever suffered by Americans.
'most worst' yuk!!