(From Belfast Telegraph)
Byline: Andrew Buncombe in Washington
In the aftermath of the Republicans' disastrous mid-term election results, President George Bush is becoming increasingly isolated from his former political allies, who are turning on him over the failure to stem the chaos and violence in Iraq. Many have said that had they known in March 2003 what they know now they would have advised against the invasion.
In recent days, Kenneth Adelman, a member of the Defence Policy Board and the man who in 2003 predicted that the military operation to oust Saddam Hussein would be a "cakewalk", has joined the chorus of conservative voices criticising …