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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-19-05 03:19 PM
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27. Some if not many of them want what Mel Gibson wanted in
that movie about the War of Independance, independance, self-determinism, control of their own economy, and perhaps a little revenge mixed in.

Dueling news sources be damned, real news sources are few and far between.....

"the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
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Samuel P. Huntington

If you ain't prepared to do it right.... or if you just don't give a crap about what comes in the aftermath... then don't do it at all... especially if it is a completely illegal move built on fabrications and fluff.

Take it from someone who lives there.....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,966819,00.h...

>>But, again like most, he is bitter about the looting and lawlessness which for the past six weeks have gripped Baghdad. "The Americans are not taking control of the situation and stopping it. There is no way they could wash their hands clean of it," he says. "Two months like this is too much, three months is a disaster."

Electricity is still intermittent at best, government is a long way from restored. Most ministries are gutted, some of them are still smoking. What message does it send to frustrated Iraqis that only the oil ministry has been protected by US troops? Already some are talking of Saddam's era as the good days, Salam says.

The former dictator and his two loathed sons are still on the run. The weapons of mass destruction, the fragile premise on which the war was based, have been not been found. Now some hardline Shia clerics are becoming increasingly fractious, taking advantage of the power vacuum and threatening to ban alcohol, cinema and prostitution on pain of execution. The Baghdad blogger may still have the most important chapters of his diary left to write.<<
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