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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Bush counting on Condi, the “plenty steeped” negotiator

Bush is counting on Condi, who by her own words is a “plenty steeped” negotiator, to parley a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. Can Condi Rice assure Bush II a positive place in history for doping doing at least one thing right? Richard Nixon is credited with opening up relations with China. Jimmy Carter is known for brokering peace between Israel and Egypt with the Camp David Accords. And of course Ronald Reagan was at the right place at the right time with the carrots and the stick to end the Cold War.

I don’t think anyone associated with George W. Bush will be trusted by the Palestinians. Who then can work mid-east magic and pull a rabbit out of their hats? None other than Bill Clinton. Having failed once as president a wiser Clinton is now the proven prestidigitator with the finesse to make Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas kiss and make googly eyes.

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Is Iraq fading as an issue?

Now that violence in Iraq is abating and other issues are consuming more of the presidential debates, political activists are wondering if the war will prove to be the defining issue that Democrats have long assumed.

Some Democrats say frustrated voters have given up on altering President Bush’s handling of the war, and will make Republicans pay in 2008. Others say Democratic candidates are stubbornly and dangerously out of step with an improving situation, and their most promising campaign issue may prove far less potent by next November.

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Fraud in D.C.? So what else is new?

Federal investigators have launched what they say in the largest corruption investigation in the District of Columbia’s history.

Let’s see. Fraud. District of Columbia.

And they’re just now getting around to it?

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Designated bad buys

The Bush Administration is blaming Iran for the bombing that destroyed the illusion of calm in Baghdad.

Just a few months ago, it was al-Qaeda. Now it’s Iran.

So convenient to always have a bad guy to blame.

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