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Turning Point, What Turning Point?

In International politics, Iraq War, Terrorism, US Politics on June 14, 2006 at 5:11 pm

The Wall Street Journal "Washington Wire" blog has a surprisingly good piece on President Bush's response to questions about Zarqawi's death last week. On a question asking whether he sees evidence to support his statement last week that Zarqawi's death can be a turning piont in the war, his response was less than exceptional…

“I think – tide turning – see, as I remember – I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of – it’s easy to see a tide turn…Did I say those words?” Assured that he had, he added that “I probably ought to then reflect on those words and think that – I sense something different happening in Iraq. The progress will be steady toward a goal that has been clearly defined. In other words, I hope there’s not an expectation from people that, all of a sudden, there’s going to be zero violence…” After rambling a bit more about the new government and its responsibility to keep voters happy, he wound up, “So there is a noticeable change. And whoever said it’s a tide turning, and all that needs – never mind.”

For the record, during the president’s Rose Garden announcement of Zarqawi’s death last week, he said, in a scripted statement, “Zarqawi’s death is a severe blow to al Qaeda. It’s a victory in the global war on terror, and it is an opportunity for Iraq’s new government to turn the tide of this struggle.” [emphasis mine]

Of all news outlets, once the Wall Street Journal is describing a rabidly pro-business president to be "rambling a bit more," you know the man must be having a tough time in office. Billionaires for Bush, YOU MUST UNITE — If you're losing the Journal one blog post at a time, God only knows whats next for The Economist!

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