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By Tom Barry
(Editor’s Note: Excerpted from new Right Web analysis at: http://rightweb.irc-online.org/analysis/2004/0403syria.php.)
Getting out of the political quicksand of Iraq, or at least burying the bloody occupation as an embarrassing daily news item, is mission number one for the Bush campaign.
Extricating U.S. troops and political capital from the mess the Bush administration created in Iraq may be mission impossible. But the president’s political and ideological handlers have proved adept at spinning the administration out of scandals and misadventures. Their operating principle, which they enshrined as official national security strategy, seems to be: the best defense is a good offense.
When you are down in the polls and the