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Bush to consult top Iraq generals

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posted on Oct, 21 2006 @ 08:16 AM
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The president today videoconferences with his senior generals to discuss the rising tide of violence in Iraq. Discussion is apparently 'tactical', rather than 'strategic', which is seems to go against the talk of 'exit strategies' and 'Whitehouse Panels' that have been doing the rounds for the past few days.
 



news.bbc.co.uk

US President George W Bush will hold a video conference with his senior generals in Iraq later on Saturday to discuss the escalating violence there.

Mr Bush has said they may focus on changing tactics to combat the unrest, but not the overall military strategy.

Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Iraqis should take responsibility for security "sooner rather than later".

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Possibly the Iraq frenzy in government circles at present is to do with the impending disaster which is about to befall the Republicans in the mid-term elections.

However, the situation does appear to be deteriorating significantly and perhaps the time has come to be discussing more than tactics with generals.

With the the Democrats calling for phased withdrawals and an international conference on Iraq leading to a political settlement, perhaps a lame duck president is the better option for both the US and Iraq.




[edit on 10/21/2006 by 12m8keall2c]




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