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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Uphill Battle

The President certainly seems to be facing an uphill battle over Iraq. Still, he's apparently holding on to his plans for a troop surge.  Details to come Wednesday night.  How steep is this political hill?  Just take a look at the numbers The Carpetbagger Report has pulled together.

‘He certainly has the wind in his face’

There seems to be some lingering confusion at the White House about public opinion, so for Tony Snow’s benefit, let’s take a moment to consider the extent to which Bush has lost the public. President Bush will outline his “new way forward” in Iraq on Wednesday to a nation that overwhelmingly opposes sending more U.S. troops [...]

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