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'Dallas Morning News' -- Big Bush and War Backer -- Calls for Changing Course in Iraq

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Dallas Morning News' -- Big Bush and War Backer -- Calls for Changing Course in Iraq

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In recent weeks, a growing number of U.S. newspapers have started calling for the beginning of a U.S. withdrawal in Iraq. Now a leading supporter of President Bush, and the war, has come out for a major change in course.

An editorial in The Dallas Morning News, while failing to back what it calls a "total withdrawal," demands "Plan B in Iraq." It includes a pullback of all U.S. forces to near the borders of Iraq.

The Belo paper in Bush's native Texas has long been a supporter of the president and admits in the editorial that it also backed the war in 2003, believing his claims about WMD. But now it adds:

"Americans had reasonable expectations that an invasion of such magnitude would include a viable, well-orchestrated postwar plan to bring stability and democracy to Iraq.

"How wrong we were. The administration has stumbled and improvised through one bad war plan after another, exposing our troops to unacceptable danger. ....This editorial board, having reservedly supported the war in 2003, feels a moral responsibility to help fix this mess, not walk away from it.

"Before Washington politicians reduce the debate to either-or options of total withdrawal vs. commitment to the current course, we think there needs to be a Plan B: Reorienting U. …

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