Monday, May 22, 2006

Iraq: A Many-Sided Problem

The Bush administration has long favored rhetoric that points to "turning the corner" or reaching a "turning point" in the battle for Iraq. The 2004 transfer of sovereignty was a "turning point", according to Bush. As was the January 2005 election. Now, Bush says that the swearing in of the new Iraqi government is "a watershed event" and "a turning in the struggle between freedom and terror."

Just how many sides does this problem have, exactly? How many corners are there yet to turn? The digon of Bush's dreams is fast turning into an enneacontagon—or worse, chiliagon—of his worst nightmares.

Pack enough sides in there and we're basically going around in a circle. Who's to blame for all this? The Pentagon.
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