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Denial

It's tough breaking through that wall of denial. Froomkin: It's often said that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.

It's tough breaking through that wall of denial.

Froomkin:

It's often said that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. But there maybe nothing that goes against President Bush's nature more than doing just that.

Bush's goal is a stable, secure, democratic Iraq. His strategy is for American troops to stay there until that happens. The tactics are getting those troops killed. And while the president has been talking about adjusting tactics lately, but he can't accept that his strategy may need changing -- or even his goal. At least not yet...read on

Nieman WatchDog: Chas Freeman, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, writes that we have lost international support not because foreigners hate our values but because they believe we are repudiating them and behaving contrary to them.

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