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  1. DarrylS

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    Now soon discontented neo cons are coming out against George and his crew, seems as though they do not agree with the direction and focus of this conflict either.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/12/neocons200612?currentPage=3

    David Frum: "I always believed as a speechwriter that if you could persuade the president to commit himself to certain words, he would feel himself committed to the ideas that underlay those words. And the big shock to me has been that although the president said the words, he just did not absorb the ideas. And that is the root of, maybe, everything."

    Michael Rubin, former Pentagon Office of Special Plans and Coalition Provisional Authority staffer: "Where I most blame George Bush is that through his rhetoric people trusted him, people believed him. Reformists came out of the woodwork and exposed themselves." By failing to match his rhetoric with action, Rubin adds, Bush has betrayed Iraqi reformers in a way that is "not much different from what his father did on February 15, 1991, when he called the Iraqi people to rise up, and then had second thoughts and didn't do anything once they did."

    Richard Perle: "Huge mistakes were made, and I want to be very clear on this: They were not made by neoconservatives, who had almost no voice in what happened, and certainly almost no voice in what happened after the downfall of the regime in Baghdad. I'm getting damn tired of being described as an architect of the war. I was in favor of bringing down Saddam. Nobody said, 'Go design the campaign to do that.' I had no responsibility for that."

    Kenneth Adelman: "The problem here is not a selling job. The problem is a performance job.? Rumsfeld has said that the war could never be lost in Iraq, it could only be lost in Washington. I don't think that's true at all. We're losing in Iraq.? I've worked with [Rumsfeld] three times in my life. I've been to each of his houses, in Chicago, Taos, Santa Fe, Santo Domingo, and Las Vegas. I'm very, very fond of him, but I'm crushed by his performance. Did he change, or were we wrong in the past? Or is it that he was never really challenged before? I don't know. He certainly fooled me."
     
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    Have read the NRO article as well, I do not understand why would you consent to an interview by Vanity Fair unless you are a media whore?? If this source was distrusted by them before, why would they think they have changed and given this info a week before the election??

    None of it makes any sense, except it was leaked too early and there is now a weak attempt at damage control. It looks to me that these guys are trying to distance and exhonerate themselves in the eyes of America.
     

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