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“And a year from now, I’ll be very surprised if there is not some grand square in Baghdad that is named after President Bush.”
    — Richard Perle, September, 2003

Mr. Bush went into his Wednesday speech with opinion polls showing strong disapproval of his handling of Iraq, and initial reaction suggests he didn’t sway many voters.
“When you’ve got a 30 percent overall rating, you’ve got a credibility problem,” said pollster John Zogby, who said Mr. Bush needed to “hit a grand slam home run” Wednesday to earn back public confidence, and didn’t. “

    — Washington Times, January, 2007

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