How much more evidence do we need that Republicans are gaming Iraq purely for political gain?

June 26, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More

I’ve been watching to see what the Bush Administration will do for its “October surprise” to give Republicans a boost in the polls just before the November mid-term elections.  According to this article (, the Whitehouse appears to be planning sharp troop withdrawals starting in September.  After more than two years of using “cut and run” rhetoric to attack anyone who has called for troop withdrawals, isn’t it an amazing coincidence how Republicans have decided to do just that immediately before their mid-term elections?  They successfully gamed Iraq to win in ’04, so it should suprise no one that they will be gaming it again in ’06.


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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    If I were a neocon, I'd be hoping, just like many neocons are hoping, for another dramatic attack on America, so that my buddies and I could better justify a dozen more years of fascist rule. I would end my little hope sessions with the word "amen," because my God happens to be a Neocon Himself. Somehow, someway, He always seems to like the same things I do.


  2. Tim Hogan says:

    Or '08!

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