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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-05 10:02 PM
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9. Gradual withdrawal...
Edited on Tue Mar-15-05 10:03 PM by solinvictus
A timetable of about a year. I'd honestly appeal to other Arab nations to assist in peacekeeping and training to take the sting out of "occupation". Additionally, I'd put Iraqis back to work rebuilding Iraq. If people have paying jobs, they are less likely to be shooting at our troops. Let them have jobs, make some cash, and spend it building their lives again. They can do it cheaper than Halliburton. I imagine that's a sore spot with them as well: get fired from your job as an engineer/construction worker/truck driver/whatever only to see foreigners take those jobs while your family begs for bread. It'd make me plant roadside bombs and take sniper shots at an occupier.

Edit: I'd arm the hell out of the Kurds to get some payback on the Turks. The Turks deserve it for their genocide against Kurds, Greeks, and Armenians in the region.
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  -If you became president tomorrow..... quaoar  Mar-15-05 06:51 PM   #0 
  - That didn't seem to bother us when we finally pulled out of Vietnam  Sequoia   Mar-15-05 06:58 PM   #1 
  - If I became president tomorrow, I'd be shot dead by sundown. n/t  Wilms   Mar-15-05 06:58 PM   #2 
  - LOL  quaoar   Mar-15-05 07:12 PM   #3 
  - My answers  dhinojosa   Mar-15-05 07:20 PM   #4 
  - I would agree with that  quaoar   Mar-15-05 07:36 PM   #5 
     - Whatever they make of that one year is up to them (totally agree)  dhinojosa   Mar-16-05 06:37 AM   #16 
  - i'm crazy  maxsolomon   Mar-15-05 07:37 PM   #6 
  - I would withdraw to the Kurdish north for sure  quaoar   Mar-15-05 08:48 PM   #7 
  - eliminating Saddam was never a blessing  flaminbats   Mar-15-05 09:58 PM   #8 
  - Gradual withdrawal...  solinvictus   Mar-15-05 10:02 PM   #9 
  - Not the issue. The issue is whether you trust BUSH to do the job.  Inland   Mar-15-05 10:08 PM   #10 
  - thanks to Bush, Iraq is now vulnerable to invasion  flaminbats   Mar-15-05 10:33 PM   #11 
  - I'd bomb those son of a bitches until they gave up Bin Laden and  mikelewis   Mar-15-05 10:43 PM   #12 
  - We broke it. We need to fix it.  Silverhair   Mar-15-05 11:29 PM   #13 
  - not everything we break can be fixed..  flaminbats   Mar-16-05 01:16 AM   #15 
  - I'd pull 'em out IMMEDIATELY. And imprison those who lied to us  zann725   Mar-16-05 12:52 AM   #14 

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