I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

With a few more troops and some pixie dust....

....we can win.
So I listened to Bush's speech. Not a new plan - not a new way forward - not a change in strategy, simply stay the course with more troops which can't be maintained for any length of time. A tactical tweak at most. It all depends on the nearly powerless Iraqi government and the police and military who are part of the problem.
Oregon's Republican Senator Gordon Smith was interviewed on NPR after the speech and said he thinks Bush is wrong but hopes it's he who is wrong instead.

This President and his administration have run out of ideas and are doing the only thing they can do, send a few more troops for a very short time.

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