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Cheney Still Forecasts Collapse of Insurgency

Vice President Dick Cheney defended his controversial comment that the Iraqi insurgency is in its “last throes,” saying Thursday that the recent spike in violence is a final convulsion before the opposition forces collapse. In a CNN interview, Cheney compared the recent fighting in Iraq to the Battle of the Bulge and combat on Okinawa in World War II, climactic confrontations that preceded the surrender of Germany and Japan. “The toughest battles … both in Europe and in the Pacific, occurred just a few months before the end,” said Cheney, who appeared as part of a broad administration effort to counter criticism of the war. “I see this as a similar situation, where they’re going to go all out. They’ll do everything they can to disrupt that process. But I think we’re strong enough to defeat them.” Full Story

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