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Mission partly accomplished

President Bush had legitimate success in Iraq to announce, but the way he chose to do it spoke volumes about how chastened this White House has become since the heady days of Bush's first term. The days of showy staged announcements like the triumphal and woefully premature "Mission Accomplished" carrier landing are long gone.

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Bush & conservatives: The affair is over

How odd that President Bush, once a darling of conservatives, will come to be loathed by most of them.

Bush's legacy, all but set in stone as his days in office dwindle, will not only be the crippling war in Iraq, which he will leave to his successor to end, but stunning changes in government.

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No Justice at Bush’s Justice Dept.

It seems clear now that the Justice Department under the Bush administration was a place where there was very little justice when it came to applicants for career positions whose social beliefs didn't match up well with conservative dogma, at least as perceived by a major hirer who obviously didn't belong where she was.

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John Ashcroft’s old school approach

John Ashcroft, former U.S. Senator as well as Attorney General, has been featured in congressional hearings on use of torture during his tenure at Justice. Democrats have stressed immorality of torture, in particular waterboarding, while Republicans rejoin that such painful practices have prevented a second 9/11.

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