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Mar 22nd, 2010

Summary: On Saturday, March 20, 2010 Republican delegates at Minnesota’s Sixth District GOP convention in St. Cloud voted unanimously to return U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to Congress for a third term. History will marvel that any American political party could set the bar so low as to give Bachmann its unanimous approval. Here’s why. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on March 22, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that according to NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, the Iraq war was in a sixth phase — “America’s exit strategy” — the first five phases having been “shock and awe” (March-April 2003), “nation-building” (2003-2004), “insurgency” (2004-2005), “civil war” (2006-2007), and “the surge” (2007-2008).