PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
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"Mr Bush faces fundamental questions about his strategy for bringing stability to Iraq. How can the United States - with the help of Iraqi security forces whose performance is uneven at best - assure the safety of Iraqis who go to the polls on 30 January when it cannot keep its own troops safe on their own base?"
-Richard W. Stevenson

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