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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:59 PM
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7. The possibility that Bush Co might give a shit about the Iraqis -
or anyone else for that matter - never even crossed my mind.

But the question of what the Iraqis think of our occupation of their country is a different (though related) question than what the intentions of the Bush administration were are are. It's theoretically possible that they could have had good intentions initially, but the occupation is nevertheless damaging to Iraqi citizens. Or it could be theoretically possible that the intentions were not good, but the occupation is nevertheless serving a useful purpose for the Iraqis (In fact, some Iraqis do apparently feel that way according to the polls, though it is also possible that many of them felt pressured to answer the polls in a way that wouldn't disturb the Americans).

But the bottom line is that the good majority of Iraqis don't want us there, and that fact needs to be explained by politicians who talk of the "commitment" that we owe to the Iraqis.
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