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Bush sidelines the US in 6 short years

1 July 2007

The only noteworthy thing about George Bush's statements on Iraq over the last year - resolutely against withdrawal, hinting at the possibility of it, whatever - is that they no longer make a difference.

The United States began the Iraq disaster, but the jihadists, the warring factions and the regional players will finish it.

Ironically, the modern President who aimed to project American power more aggressively than any other has presided over a truly historic collapse of that power. Not only has the US had its wings clipped in the Middle East and Latin America, but the one-time friends of the US have now ceased to buy the American narrative.

In six short years Bush has sealed a transformation that three-quarters of a century of Communist propaganda failed to advance.

John Macgregor

Chiang Mai


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