National Strategy for Victory in Iraq

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The National Strategy for Victory in Iraq Report by the National Security Council, dated November 2005, was released by the White House on November 30, 2005.

"Failure in Iraq will embolden terrorists and expand their reach; success in Iraq will deal them a decisive and crippling blow."

From the White House

"Strategy" written by "pollster"

President Bush's "victory" speech was written by Dr. Peter D. Feaver, "a 43-year-old Duke University political scientist who joined the National Security Council staff as a special adviser in June [2005]," according to Scott Shane in the Sunday New York Times. "White House officials, while saying the document contained contributions from many federal departments, confirmed, according to the Times, that 'its creation and presentation strongly reflected the public opinion research' of Dr. Feaver," Editor & Publisher reported December 3, 2005.

"Feaver, the Times' Scott Shane writes, 'was recruited after he and Duke [University] colleagues presented to [Bush] administration officials their analysis of polls about the Iraq war in 2003 and 2004. They concluded that Americans would support a war with mounting casualties on one condition: that they believe it would ultimately succeed," Editor & Publisher wrote.

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Background: Bush's "Victory in Iraq"

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