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lwcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 09:49 PM
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18. Pandora's Box is Pandora's Box
It's quite possible that the situation is beyond a "rational" Western military solution.

We've ripped the scab off a very very old, very very bad wound. The kind that lasts for centuries.

Our own Ambassador to Iraq has repeatedly described the situation thusly: Pandora's Box.

It's like the old joke where a man walking through the desert finds another man, who has stripped himself naked and impaled himself on a cactus. He looks up and ask the man why he did it. The reply? "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

Well, we're naked and bleeding in the desert and don't have much of an explanation and little prospect for a painless way out.

Given that, "cutting and running" sounds as good as any other alternative I can think of. Oh, and a couple of impeachments would be a heck of a good idea, too.
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