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No Coincidence

Yeah, okay, I'm in political mode.  But this is just too outrageous to ignore.  Want to know why David Petraeus is John McCain's BFF?  Just check today's news headlines.  It was announced today that U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq will be handing over military control of the Anbar Province to the Iraqi Army on Monday, thus marking the culmination of the military's one great "success story" of the Iraq conflict.  What's the big deal you ask?  Well, as I said, this was announced today -- and today the themes of speeches at the Democratic Convention will be focused on national security and foreign policy issues.  Think I'm being paranoid?  Monday, the day of the actual withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Anbar, marks the opening of the Republican National Convention in the Twin Cities.

Keith Olbermann has spoken often of the "nexus of security and politics" on his wonderful news program, "Countdown."  This is a perfect example.  With the Bush Administration, the tail always wags the dog.

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kmarkhoover
Aug. 27th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
The real tragedy is the fact the American people just don't give a damn...or care. Or care to give a damn. Republicans understand that, which is why they always out maneuver Democrats on both the domestic and foreign fronts.

davidbcoe
Aug. 28th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
Not this year. I think we've got two fighters on the ticket, and I'm starting to feel confident again.
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