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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 11:37 PM
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71. Civil war is fine, even welcomed, by this administration.
The British set it up that way...constant strife allowed the British to continue getting what it wanted out of the country. Now the US has done nothing over the last 2 years to keep arms out of the hands of the insurgents, build good will, reconstruct damage, get a clear leader in fact at times it seems we have done the opposite of what you would expect a occupying power to do to quell insurgency and political discord.

The reason is that civil strife keeps us there.. Keeps one group from gaining power to kick us out...keeps the nation disabled, divided, and disfunctional...allows us to do any damn thing over there we want. It also keeps the war on terror alive...which helps the administration here at home keep us all afraid.

This is what we want. Things will not get better in Iraq. Things will get worse everywhere, in fact.

After Zarqawi, there will be someone else. After that it might be another country.
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  -Experts: Iraq verges on civil war leftchick  May-12-05 08:10 AM   #0 
  - Been saying this for a while.  Teaser   May-12-05 08:12 AM   #1 
  - I wrote a novel about this war during the buildup  Mizmoon   May-12-05 08:37 AM   #12 
  - John Negroponte, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney finally....  whistle   May-12-05 08:14 AM   #2 
  - This is all part of the PNAC plan. Let them kill off eachother  bushisanidiot   May-12-05 08:15 AM   #3 
  - yeah, except Iraqi patriots keep blowing up the pipelines  ixion   May-12-05 09:07 AM   #20 
     - But it keeps the profit margins up  Frederik   May-12-05 03:06 PM   #53 
  - BREAKING--"Experts" finally admitting  tanyev   May-12-05 08:15 AM   #4 
  - Exactly!  AFSCME girl   May-12-05 08:18 AM   #6 
  - "Breaking--Expert pulls head out of ass, able to see clearly" nt  Inland   May-12-05 09:00 AM   #18 
  - But NOBODY could EVER have predicted that blah blah blah blah blah  Inland   May-12-05 08:16 AM   #5 
  - Wow! Your grasp on the situation makes it all so clear!  meganmonkey   May-12-05 08:32 AM   #10 
  - You forgot  smoogatz   May-12-05 08:58 AM   #17 
  - Also forgot  Straight Shooter   May-12-05 09:43 AM   #30 
     - There's more....  ClintonTyree   May-12-05 02:49 PM   #51 
        - You forgot POLAND!!! blah  The Animator   May-12-05 11:26 PM   #69 
  - You forgot to mention this, also -  Zorra   May-12-05 11:26 AM   #33 
  - Resisting a foreign invader isn't a "Civil War"  TahitiNut   May-12-05 08:21 AM   #7 
  - but it is a bit more complicated than that.  endarkenment   May-12-05 08:56 AM   #15 
     - Foreign invaders and colonialists have ALWAYS exploited divisions.  TahitiNut   May-12-05 09:05 AM   #19 
     - Coupled with the time tested greed of a few who wield limited powers......  nolabels   May-12-05 01:53 PM   #46 
     - But it's more complicated than that, too!  Frederik   May-12-05 03:14 PM   #54 
     - Welcome to DU! Like your name.  calimary   May-12-05 11:51 PM   #73 
  - "unchastened insurgency"  bemildred   May-12-05 08:21 AM   #8 
  - All newspaper reporters  Teaser   May-12-05 08:56 AM   #16 
     - Most novelists want to tell the truth, if they're true to their craft  ixion   May-12-05 09:09 AM   #22 
        - I'd do it again  Teaser   May-12-05 09:17 AM   #26 
  - What the Bushists are down to now..  grytpype   May-12-05 08:23 AM   #9 
  - Today Iraq, Tomorrow---  Demeter   May-12-05 08:34 AM   #11 
  - I keep thinking that we are already  renaissanceguy   May-12-05 03:47 PM   #60 
     - Our Second Civil War--Between the Red and the Blue  Demeter   May-12-05 04:39 PM   #66 
  - My only 'problem' with all this is terminology  Husb2Sparkly   May-12-05 08:51 AM   #13 
  - "Insurgent" actually implies that we have already won the war  woosh   May-12-05 09:13 AM   #24 
  - Seems to me you're absolutely right  Husb2Sparkly   May-12-05 09:41 AM   #28 
  - I would look at it like this  Charles19   May-12-05 11:48 AM   #34 
  - Perhaps we could agree to call it "The War Between the States"  bunkerbuster1   May-12-05 01:57 PM   #47 
  - You thought it was 2005? No, it's 1965 and a newly elected president is  yellowcanine   May-12-05 08:53 AM   #14 
  - I'm sure the entire community over at FreeRepublic has already  DS1   May-12-05 09:07 AM   #21 
  - The only way those chickenshit freeptards would "fight" is if they could  bushisanidiot   May-12-05 09:17 AM   #25 
  - Seymour Hersh yesterday on Democracy Now  woosh   May-12-05 09:11 AM   #23 
  - Excellent interview  Frederik   May-12-05 03:26 PM   #55 
  - Here's what I think is going to happen.  grytpype   May-12-05 09:39 AM   #27 
  - No draft  Frederik   May-12-05 03:29 PM   #56 
  - already in the middle of it  goodhue   May-12-05 09:43 AM   #29 
  - This has been coming for a long time  malmapus   May-12-05 10:46 AM   #31 
  - I had a bet with some Repug "friends" of mine at the  Lochloosa   May-12-05 11:07 AM   #32 
  - This leads into an interesting and dangerous dynamic in regards to Iran  Charles19   May-12-05 11:55 AM   #35 
     - Two years ago...  yibbehobba   May-12-05 01:24 PM   #42 
     - We'll have the perfect excuse to invade Iran,.then...  killbotfactory   May-12-05 01:28 PM   #44 
  - Well, I guess now they hate each other for their freedoms  arnheim   May-12-05 12:02 PM   #36 
  - Seems like it doesn't take much to be an expert these days  Candide   May-12-05 12:59 PM   #37 
  - Just Two Eyes and Half a Brain  Demeter   May-12-05 04:43 PM   #67 
  - Never saw that one coming...  killbotfactory   May-12-05 01:01 PM   #38 
  - Candidate for this month's "You Call This NEWS?" award  rocknation   May-12-05 01:06 PM   #39 
  - You don't say...nt  deadparrot   May-12-05 01:07 PM   #40 
  - there's blood on bush's hands. Sure things weren't great for the  alfredo   May-12-05 01:22 PM   #41 
  - Iraq now.  Xenotime   May-12-05 01:25 PM   #43 
  - In a nation of laws, bush would be in prison.  alfredo   May-12-05 01:31 PM   #45 
     - That Bush dude is just a plain idiot, and the lord of only fools  nolabels   May-12-05 02:25 PM   #49 
        - The Repugs played a dirty trick with the Real ID. They attached it to  alfredo   May-12-05 04:15 PM   #62 
  - it would be interesting to see-  LiberallyInclined   May-12-05 02:57 PM   #52 
     - Well, the Lancet study  Frederik   May-12-05 03:31 PM   #58 
     - I don't know if this is the info you're looking for,  Arkansas Granny   May-12-05 03:49 PM   #61 
     - At least they could go out to the market  alfredo   May-12-05 11:39 PM   #72 
  - For a second time today, all I can say is...  sendero   May-12-05 02:17 PM   #48 
  - Heh ! No shit !  lumpy   May-12-05 02:48 PM   #50 
  - Turkey's troops still waiting at the borders?  lonestarnot   May-12-05 03:29 PM   #57 
  - yee-HAWWW!!!!!!!!!  yorkiemommie1   May-12-05 03:34 PM   #59 
  - civil war?  Cool Hand Luke   May-12-05 04:17 PM   #63 
  - If true, maybe the occupation apologists here will wake the fuck up.  Zhade   May-12-05 04:21 PM   #64 
  - Did they mean U.S. verges on civil war?  harpo   May-12-05 04:26 PM   #65 
  - kick  Zorra   May-12-05 06:34 PM   #68 
  - "Let freedom Reign"  The_Casual_Observer   May-12-05 11:29 PM   #70 
  - Civil war is fine, even welcomed, by this administration.  wiggs   May-12-05 11:37 PM   #71 

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