Sunday, January 16, 2005

PIVOT POINT Remember, once upon a time, how crucial and transcendent a moment Iraq's national election was going to be? That was then:
But we're going to be there to help them move forward on holding elections so that there will be a representative, democratic government in place...because that's critical to the region, and critical to making the world a better and safer place.

--White House spokesperson Scott McClellan on June 27, 2004
This is now:
"Clearly, we don't see the election itself as a pivotal point," Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told NPR on Friday. "It's the beginning of a process."

--Reuters on January 16, 2005

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