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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.

Hey, the liberal light is always on at the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy. Please stop by and say "hi!"
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  -Iraq,pull out now?What will happen?The concession is growing... oscarguy  Mar-28-06 07:32 PM   #0 
  - I have an idea.... pick a favorite side.... create no fly zones.... arm  4MoronicYears   Mar-28-06 07:36 PM   #1 
  - Pres.Carter did something similar,supported Mujadeen vs USSR...  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 07:47 PM   #3 
  - No.  Clarkie1   Mar-28-06 07:47 PM   #2 
  - Your reply is type I wished to get. Thank you. It is a difficult problem..  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 08:03 PM   #4 
  - yah  Canadian_NewDemocrat   Mar-28-06 08:08 PM   #5 
     - Let me be the first to welcome you to DU. It is a very interesting place..  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 08:17 PM   #7 
     - Hi Canadian_NewDemocrat!!  newyawker99   Mar-29-06 11:53 AM   #21 
  - "that's why our troop presence there is so important right now. "  Capn Sunshine   Mar-28-06 08:15 PM   #6 
  - I have to agree with your desire Re: US troops out.As older man,won`t be..  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 08:28 PM   #9 
  - Our mission in Iraq is to make the best of a bad situation.  Clarkie1   Mar-28-06 11:54 PM   #20 
  - Are you going to wait until January 20, 2009, to withdraw the troops?  IndianaGreen   Mar-28-06 08:26 PM   #8 
     - Again,an absolutely valid point. I could not send anyone there. What  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 08:50 PM   #11 
        - You've done your duty!  IndianaGreen   Mar-28-06 08:56 PM   #12 
  - We have two choices  APPLE314   Mar-28-06 08:35 PM   #10 
  - Pull out and let the bastards kill each other,what the hell do we care!  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 09:06 PM   #13 
     - Iraqis have a better chance at resolving their problems with the US out  IndianaGreen   Mar-28-06 09:18 PM   #14 
     - Oh yes, but it is the reverse now.Fatwa issued:The Earth is flat,any...  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 09:43 PM   #17 
     - No matter what we want , do or say US Troops will be  Disturbed   Mar-28-06 09:26 PM   #15 
        - I believe that is an accurate prediction. We are stuck there and I do...  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 09:56 PM   #19 
  - Gee Whiz:A Marine recruitment NCO just showed up,will alter rules for...  oscarguy   Mar-28-06 09:34 PM   #16 
  - Pandora's Box is Pandora's Box  lwcon   Mar-28-06 09:49 PM   #18 
  - I do think that you may be right. Maybe it is time to get out. There is...  oscarguy   Mar-29-06 12:33 PM   #22 
  - they are forcing the troops to take sides.  w8liftinglady   Mar-29-06 01:20 PM   #23 

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