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Deterioration in Iraq and at Home

Monday, 29 August 2005 12:00 AM

As was predicted here almost four years ago, the Iran-backed Shia Muslims, who are the majority in Iraq, are steadily taking over Iraq and turning it into an ally of Tehran -– a

Iran is truly one of the charter members of the Axis of Evil -– and, ironically, the Bush Plan is turning Iraq into an adjunct of Iran!

Under the new constitution of Iraq, these fundamentalist Muslims will be able to control the oil in the south and also impose their radical political and social agenda. Women will be treated

Did U.S. troops fight and die so that a Muslim theocracy could be imposed in Iraq?

Our whole adventure in Iraq is an example of American intervention run amok. It is why

We have ended up having the president of the United States calling Abdul Aziz Hakim, the head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, and asking him to

Iraq is a mess -– and no fancy-pants words from Washington are going to change that reality. We have -– through the ignorance of a naive and arrogant president with no foreign policy background or understanding -– unleashed a monster in Iraq: fundamentalist Islam.

Ironically, it is this strain of Islam that attacked us on 9/11. And we have now helped it advance through the Middle East by handing it another nation -– Iraq -– in which to establish itself.

G.W. Bush's presidency has been reduced to a shell of what it was eight months ago.

Just months after his second term began, Mr. Bush has self-destructed. His two major initiatives -– Iraq and Social Security reform –- are both total flops. And he has the

How could this have happened?

Simple, really: as Iraq festers and our troops die, the economy here at home has soured people. The constantly increasing price of oil and gas steadily digs into people's savings.

Bush is down, according to both Gallup and Harris surveys, to a positive rating of 40 percent. That is the base Republican vote. In other words, he has frittered away all other support from Independents and Democrats.

As a former North Carolina congressman predicted last week, "Bush is one Lebanon-style barracks bombing away from a total political meltdown."

And the Democrats are no more popular these days. Polling shows the public equally unhappy with that party.

Indeed, the political situation in Iraq and in the United States is one of steady

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