Bush's October surprise -- it's coming

Asia Times
by Spengler

04/11/06

One hears not an encouraging word about US President George W Bush these days, even from Republican loyalists. Yet I believe that Bush will stage the strongest political comeback of any US politician since Abraham Lincoln won re-election in 1864 in the midst of the American Civil War. Two years ago I wrote that Bush would win a second term as president but live to regret it. Iraq's internal collapse and the president's poll numbers bear my forecast out. But Bush's Republicans will triumph in next November's congressional elections for the same reason that Bush beat Democratic challenger John Kerry in 2004. Americans rally around a wartime commander-in-chief, and Bush will have bombed Iranian nuclear installations by October. " [editor's note: I wouldn't be surprised if he's correct. What a stunning indictment of 'our national character' ... and intelligence - MLS]

//www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HD11Ak03.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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The October Surprise

Gary Hart: "It should come as no surprise if the Bush administration undertakes a preemptive war against Iran sometime before the November election. Were these more normal times, this would be a stunning possibility, quickly dismissed by thoughtful people as dangerous, unprovoked, and out of keeping with our national character. But we do not live in normal times."

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