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Status Check on Major Political Issues of the Day

Monday, 23 May 2005 12:00 AM

U.S. troops are now in the position of acting as policemen between these warring Moslem factions. Just this morning 5 more American soldiers were killed in suicide car bomb attacks.

The Bush administration is - and has been - clueless about Iraq.

Their all-too-rosy forecasts have always proven to be a farce. And the January 30 election didn't prove a thing as the Sunnis refused to participate and are now trying to gum up the whole political process.

Why has this gone south?

Because Iraq is a ‘false country' - an amalgam of three ethnic peoples forced to live under one tent and kept together by the common fear of the jackboot of Saddam Hussein's rule of terror. We have seen the same exact thing in the former territory of Yugoslavia: the death of Marshall Tito unleashed decades of pent-up hatreds and resentments that quickly morphed into ‘ethnic cleansing.'

Iraq is headed downward - and Iran, our real enemy for the last 26 years - is steadily infiltrating the new Iraqi government. When all is said and done Iraq will be under the thumb of the Ayatollahs from Tehran. And that ain't good for the United States.

People from across the political spectrum are furious that illegals enter the country with virtual impunity and are now being afforded rights and privileges they have not earned. And President Bush's solution? To give them virtual amnesty!

And we now have big city mayors from New York and Los Angeles who want illegals to be able to vote in municipal elections! Talk about pandering!

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What a shame.

He now has his lowest approval rating of his four and a half years in office and his highest disapproval rating. And only one third of Americans favor his reform plan.

You would think that the White House would correct this deteriorating situation before they squander their remaining political capital.

The more interesting discussion is the GOP race. No one seems to be the odds-on favorite yet. Indeed, it is still early, but in a party that almost always has a ‘next-in-line' nominee, 2008 is shaping up as surprisingly wide open. That is why my old prediction has resurfaced: Bob Woodward floated Vice President Cheney's name again last week.

Cheney is smart and he sees no GOP front-runner and may just figure he could grab the nomination and then rally the anti-Hillary forces and win in November.

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With Congress and President Bush becoming so unpopular and talking about the wrong issues, the question becomes will 2008 finally become the year when a Third Party Candidate - a Perot with sanity - can actually win the presidency?

Don't rule it out.

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