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The Biggest Problem

The last two graphs of Tom Raum's highly critical piece on Bush for the Associated Press:

"There have been some mistakes, but every administration makes mistakes," said veteran GOP consultant Charles Black. "The biggest problem the White House has, 90 percent of their problem, is Iraq.

"People don't see the war going well. And the president's got to keep going out virtually every day, talking about it and putting it in context. Personnel changes won't affect that. He's got to do that himself," Black said.

It's the same thing I said in my column last week: Why Bush Can't 'Change Course'. This isn't a matter of bringing in a relief pitcher, the problem is that Iraq is the entire ballgame.