"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."-Winston S. Churchill

"The wandering scholars were bound by no lasting loyalties, were attached by no sentiment of patriotism to the states they served and were not restricted by any feeling of ancient chivalry. They proposed and carried out schemes of the blackest treachery."-C.P. Fitzgerald.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Al Gore endorsed Dean 

...because he knows that the former Vermont governor will lose to George W. Bush next fall. Gore understands that Bush is not like his father, and is leaving nothing to chance. Bush is presiding over record economic growth and will, in all likelihood, campaign during the creation of between one and a half million and two million new jobs. That in itself should seal the election for Bush. In addition, I do not believe that Iraq will become the salvation of the Democratic Party. In fact, my contrarian instinct tells me that we're in far better shape there than our friends in the media would have us believe (if only because the gunfights our troops get into are so one-sided, not like the pitched battles that occurred in the Central Highlands in 1967 at all) and Bush plans to hand over power to the Iraqis this summer and begin a phased withdrawal of the U.S. forces as Iraqi forces are built up.

The real story is not Howard Dean's campaign; it's the growing success of the Bush economic program and the increasing success we are having on the ground in Iraq. Our aggressive military campaign has given Iraq's civilian apparatus time to grow and mature, and this will redound to our benefit. More on this in the next issue, as well as what Gore is up to with his endorsement.

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