The real plan to win Iraq

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Those curious about the Bush administration's National Strategy for Victory in Iraq shouldn't bother with President's recycled speech: stay the course, train Iraqis, bomb them civilians, etc. etc. [NYT]

The real spanking new plan to win the war was revealed by Donald Rumsfeld: Ban the I-word:

Last weekend, while other Americans were watching football and eating leftover turkey, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ended the Iraqi insurgency.
It was easy, really: He declared that the insurgents would, henceforth, no longer be called insurgents.
"Over the weekend, I thought to myself, 'You know, that gives them a greater legitimacy than they seem to merit,' " Rumsfeld, at a Pentagon briefing Tuesday, said of his ban on the I-word.
"It was an epiphany," he added, throwing his hand in the air. [Washington Post]
Inspired no doubt by his Thanksgiving meal: Hmm, what does that giant turkey remind me of ....

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