Friday, July 13, 2007

Net effect?

Here is the headline and sub-head in the Los Angeles Times:
Bush quiets GOP revolt over Iraq
By reporting some headway in his buildup, he seems to persuade lawmakers to wait for a September evaluation.
Okay. Maybe that will end up hurting the Republicans in the end. If the Iraq situation gets worse (or merely remains static) people will want to get out even more. But Bush has, for the moment, contained any revolt within his party. If Republicans want to believe Bush's self-assessment of the benchmarks, it's their choice, and they will suffer the consequences.


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