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Friday, November 19, 2004


While US military sources are claiming victory in Fallujah, there are signs that the US is NOT winning in Iraq. As we have said, the major victory that the insurgents are aiming at is the postponement of elections slated in that country for January. These elections are the linchpin of US policy there, and if they are disrupted or postponed, it will be major victory for the terrorists.

Already the hints have appeared:

Leading Sunni politicians and representatives of Iraq's prime minister and president called Thursday for Iraq's national election to be postponed until order is restored in the Sunni Arab heartland, the strongest signal yet that the ballot might not take place as scheduled in January.

This development would be a major setback for the US and assure that the US military presence in Iraq will be required for a long time.

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