Administration officials said Bush decided all of the issues surrounding Iraq are too complicated and he would rather not rush a plan out the door. The delay is largely seen as a sign that there continue to be strong disagreements between the president's advisers on how best to proceed.They're missing an obvious explanation. You don't try and sell a yucky product over Christmas. Imagine the news stories of crying spouses with children on their laps, Christmas trees glimmering in the background, talking about how their partners are staying for yet another tour, or are being called up .... at Christmas time. Not good "optics" (as they say).
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