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Monday, December 11, 2006

On the Road to Monumental Confrontation

by Jay Allbritton
Bernard Weiner takes a stab at answering the question, "Who Brought Us to the Iraq Abyss?"

From OpEd News (h/t Russ):
Here are five predictions for the short-term in Iraq. After that, some context and explanations.

1. Maliki will be gone shortly. Not only is he an ineffective Iraqi Prime Minister, but he had the temerity to stiff Bush at the summit's first meeting. Bad move! Dubya has no tolerance for that kind of push-back. Bush did a Brown/Rumsfeld on the Iraqi Prime Minister ("heckuva job, Maliki-man"), which in Bushworld is the kiss of death. Expect him to be forced out, or a coup to topple him.

2. I think we can anticipate Iraq's "Tet Offensive": There may soon be a major, frontal assault by the insurgents against and perhaps even inside the Green Zone in Baghdad, along with coordinated major attacks all around the country. This assault will serve as a clear demonstration of how vulnerable and untenable the U.S. position is in Iraq. That will be the beginning of the end of the U.S. Occupation.

How does Dr. Weiner see this playing out? "The next six months most likely will highlight a monumental confrontation," he writes, "probably leading to a constitutional crisis, between the Democratic-controlled Congress and the bunker crew in the White House, raising their political middle-finger to the Dems whenever a sensitive issue is being investigated."

By the way something, expect to see more Rummy on the road to this monumental confrontation.

VIDEO: Crazy-assed Fred Barnes wants Bush to bomb Iran on his way out the door.

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