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"Axis of Evil" 3 Bush 0

After the saber-rattling rhetoric of his first term, Bush team are now “remerkably restrained” on North Korea and Iran.

"The unexpected difficulties endured in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003 have colored the broader efforts against the "axis of evil" states. Tehran and Pyongyang have felt freer to flout American pressure, secure in the knowledge that the U.S. military is tied down in Iraq", analysts said.

"The situation in Iraq is sufficiently sober [that] I think this has given the Iranians a boost of confidence that they didn't have two years ago," said Geoffrey Kemp, a Reagan administration national security official who is now a scholar at the Nixon Center. "They're not scared of us as they once were."

We will be in the same stalemate in 5 years. We have bogged ourselves down in Bush's misguided fight against Saddam.

Bush has left the United States vulnerable to terror and turned us internationally, into an 800 pound gorilla with little to defend ourselves with and few options.
I hope those who voted for him out of fear feel more secure, I sure don't.

Posted by Andre M. Hernandez at August 18, 2005 9:12 AM