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08 August 2008

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Dismal predictions: a commentary on the US election - preview

Chuck Fager suggests that whoever wins the forthcoming US election, the outcome will be the same

In the US, it's the season for election predictions, so here are mine


  • Not about the horse race
  • We all read the same polls and I have nothing to add


  • Instead, my forecast is about some post-election developments, events I consider highly likely, regardless of who is inaugurated next January


  • Three such, to be exact
  • First the list, and then the explanation


  • One: The war-swap
  • We'll start getting out of the 'bad' war (Iraq) to make more room for the 'good' one (Afghanistan)


  • Two: A return to conscription, on the salami plan – a slice at a time, disguised as 'national service'

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