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'41' Feels for '43'

Father-in-chief feels pain of current President Bush

(Newser) - George H.W. Bush is closer to his son than the White House has let on, the New York Times reports, with the 41st president and the office's 43rd and current occupant speaking almost daily. Dad is often stung by criticisms of George W., an aide says: “It wears... More »

Iraq in Free Fall, CIA Boss Warned

'Irreversible' problems for government bared in secret meeting

(Newser) - The CIA director painted a grim picture of a deteriorating situation in Iraq sharply at odds with President Bush's sunny view in a closed-door session of the Iraq Study Group last November, Bob Woodward reports in the Washington Post. "The government is unable to govern," Michael Hayden flatly... More »

Pentagon Exit Strategy Relies on Advisers

Hopes for surge waning, DoD plans to replace troops with teams of advisers

(Newser) - Pentagon top brass preparing an exit strategy for Iraq should the troop surge fail are following the outlines set by the Iraq Study Group, using a small team of military advisers to replace troops as they stand down. It mirrors the strategy the military used in El Salvador in the... More »

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