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GreenZoneLT Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 08:10 AM
Response to Reply #34
37. Here's hoping you're right
Hell, here's hoping Bush and Petraeus are right and the insurgency collapses like the Islamic Courts goobers in Somalia. Anything to stop the shooting. Either way, I'll be home by the end of June; I'm already briefing my replacement, and not being a member of a unit, there's not much likelihood I could be extended.

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  -Well, this is going to suck GreenZoneLT  Jan-07-07 05:57 AM   #0 
  - I think you're right about Iraq/Petraeus and wrong about Congress.  ellisonz   Jan-07-07 06:05 AM   #1 
  - Two practices which make the US hated by the Iraqis include:  Eric J in MN   Jan-07-07 06:07 AM   #2 
  - the Brits and the Romans both used the strategy Petraeus' is proposing  ixion   Jan-07-07 06:08 AM   #3 
  - Your analysis of Romans winning the hearts and minds  fasttense   Jan-07-07 06:38 AM   #16 
     - I agree. I never said they weren't brutal  ixion   Jan-07-07 07:06 AM   #19 
     - The Russian state grew organically in countryside that did not have a state  TheBorealAvenger   Jan-07-07 07:20 AM   #22 
     - I think indigenous peoples everywhere might take issue...  progressive_realist   Jan-07-07 07:43 AM   #28 
        - Come on! NO ONE was living on the Volga  genie_weenie   Jan-07-07 10:51 AM   #47 
           - There are over one hundred ethnic groups in Russia.  knitter4democracy   Jan-07-07 05:18 PM   #85 
              - My sarcasm tag was somehow deleted from my message.  genie_weenie   Jan-07-07 05:40 PM   #88 
                 - Oh, sorry.  knitter4democracy   Jan-07-07 05:54 PM   #91 
     - What have the Romans ever done for us?  GreenZoneLT   Jan-07-07 07:56 AM   #30 
     - Ask the victims of those trained in "The School of the Americas" about that  TheBorealAvenger   Jan-07-07 08:14 AM   #39 
     - LOL  Autonomy   Jan-07-07 09:56 AM   #42 
     - Oh, I'm not pro-Empire  GreenZoneLT   Jan-08-07 05:35 AM   #107 
     - Ask the Native Americans how well Imperial Expansion worked for them?  bvar22   Jan-07-07 11:41 AM   #51 
     - Depends on the tribe  GreenZoneLT   Jan-08-07 03:20 AM   #104 
     - Sorry You Are Employed By Our Elites  loindelrio   Jan-07-07 11:46 AM   #53 
     - thank you for this link  barbtries   Jan-07-07 08:57 PM   #96 
        - Thom Hartman Often States That The Intent Was To Disprove FDR  loindelrio   Jan-07-07 09:50 PM   #97 
           - Seems it's going to take another World War to prove them right,  leveymg   Jan-08-07 08:47 AM   #111 
     - "what have the Romans ever done for us?"  ruiner4u   Jan-07-07 12:10 PM   #60 
     - The only people we hate more than the Romans  progressoid   Jan-07-07 01:54 PM   #70 
     - Sanitation, medicine, education, public order, water,  roody   Jan-07-07 02:11 PM   #71 
        - Yeah especially seeing as they had all of those things  Warren Stupidity   Jan-07-07 08:39 PM   #95 
     - I think it worked for the Romans...  Bigmack   Jan-07-07 09:42 AM   #41 
     - may I add that later, when the well-established Roman Empire hired locals into their mil,  elehhhhna   Jan-07-07 01:10 PM   #67 
  - One of the problems with military science  Autonomy   Jan-07-07 06:08 AM   #4 
  - fantastic.  dammitann   Jan-07-07 06:08 AM   #5 
  - I agree.  Philosoraptor   Jan-07-07 06:09 AM   #6 
  - K & R  monarch   Jan-07-07 06:10 AM   #7 
  - how depressing  salin   Jan-07-07 06:11 AM   #8 
  - Good analysis but don't disparage the hippies they were right  lastknowngood   Jan-07-07 06:14 AM   #9 
  - Yeah, don't disparage those of  zidzi   Jan-07-07 01:16 PM   #69 
     - I have been out there marching too.  Hardrada   Jan-07-07 06:56 PM   #93 
  - Valuable perspective, thank you.  annabanana   Jan-07-07 06:18 AM   #10 
  - Instead of militarism...what if we overwhelm the Iraqis with seriously rebuilding their country.  Rene   Jan-07-07 06:49 AM   #18 
     - Iraq reminds me of the countries the Nazis raided during WWII...  Hubert Flottz   Jan-07-07 07:19 AM   #21 
     - lotsa shoulds there...  druidity33   Jan-07-07 07:23 AM   #23 
  - Bush already wrecked the military.  cassiepriam   Jan-07-07 06:21 AM   #11 
  - One day you will look back on this as the good old days  bananas   Jan-07-07 06:21 AM   #12 
  - I think the plan is wrong. It is up to the people in Iraq  izzie   Jan-07-07 06:23 AM   #13 
  - It won't happen. Start packing because this "war" is going to end.  sfexpat2000   Jan-07-07 06:25 AM   #14 
  - Are you familiar with the current lunatic in the oval office?  Pirate Smile   Jan-07-07 11:44 AM   #52 
  - Imho, it won't be up to him. Public opinion has turned  sfexpat2000   Jan-07-07 12:26 PM   #61 
  - deleted  frogcycle   Jan-07-07 01:05 PM   #65 
  - Actually, I think the only strategic consideration at this point  nathan hale   Jan-07-07 06:27 AM   #15 
  - Good analysis.  crispini   Jan-07-07 06:41 AM   #17 
  - Don't play into the construction of the Dems stabbing the military in the back  TheBorealAvenger   Jan-07-07 07:15 AM   #20 
  - you got it! nt  tomp   Jan-07-07 10:11 AM   #44 
  - nice post n/t  fishwax   Jan-07-07 01:01 PM   #64 
  - K&R'd  maine_raptor   Jan-07-07 07:30 AM   #24 
  - Since when does public outcry affect the Bush administration?  GreenZoneLT   Jan-07-07 07:41 AM   #27 
  - The outcry will effect the Repugs still left in Congress.  maine_raptor   Jan-07-07 07:59 AM   #34 
  - Here's hoping you're right  GreenZoneLT   Jan-07-07 08:10 AM   #37 
  - Hey LT, SFC here  sanskritwarrior   Jan-07-07 06:02 PM   #92 
  - What public outcry?  crispini   Jan-07-07 08:16 AM   #40 
  - I could see his plan working IF:  hlthe2b   Jan-07-07 07:38 AM   #25 
  - Interesting perspective, however, I have to take issue with one thing...  Cooley Hurd   Jan-07-07 07:38 AM   #26 
  - I didn't say Democrats HAVE hurt the military  GreenZoneLT   Jan-07-07 07:48 AM   #29 
     - I'm sorry for misunderstanding your post...  Cooley Hurd   Jan-07-07 07:56 AM   #31 
     - I would agree with this assessment.  salin   Jan-07-07 07:58 AM   #32 
        - Iran is a Fox News creation  GreenZoneLT   Jan-07-07 08:07 AM   #36 
           - Thanks for your perspective...  salin   Jan-07-07 08:13 AM   #38 
           - Have you personally noticed any resentment among the troops?  Toots   Jan-07-07 10:38 AM   #46 
           - Not really. Morale's pretty good, that I've observed  GreenZoneLT   Jan-08-07 03:47 AM   #105 
           - why is Foxnews sanctioned as a routine news outlet for our armed forces?  bridgit   Jan-07-07 11:55 AM   #56 
  - this hippie won't march...  pretzel4gore   Jan-07-07 07:59 AM   #33 
  - Your nattering seems pretty on target to me. I pity the civilians.  WinkyDink   Jan-07-07 07:59 AM   #35 
  - SNAFU  fishnfla   Jan-07-07 10:01 AM   #43 
  - Your prediction sounds reasonable, but dems are saying 4 months,  lonestarnot   Jan-07-07 10:13 AM   #45 
  - That seems like a reasonable analysis. I need to ask  Ilsa   Jan-07-07 11:12 AM   #48 
  - reference, I believe, to Spirow Agnew's term  salin   Jan-07-07 05:22 PM   #86 
  - Nabob  Morgana LaFey   Jan-07-07 05:38 PM   #87 
  - I've posted this before and will again  Mojorabbit   Jan-07-07 11:22 AM   #49 
  - Exceptional analysis of current military events...  Concerned GA Voter   Jan-07-07 11:35 AM   #50 
  - K&R n/t  krispos42   Jan-07-07 11:50 AM   #54 
  - so which is it now? penny wise and pound foolish? or, in for a penny in for a pound?  bridgit   Jan-07-07 11:53 AM   #55 
  - Bush has got 1 year (I believe) before he's defunded/impeached  bluewave   Jan-07-07 12:03 PM   #57 
  - I think it's less than 1 year -- I think 3 - 6 months nt  Morgana LaFey   Jan-07-07 05:40 PM   #89 
  - You are full of it.  tabasco   Jan-07-07 12:05 PM   #58 
  - You didn't read the thread  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-07-07 12:46 PM   #63 
     - Did you read this?  kentuck   Jan-07-07 01:15 PM   #68 
        - Yes, kentuck, I did  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-08-07 08:34 AM   #110 
  - Dems are going to wreck the military with budget cuts?  kentuck   Jan-07-07 12:08 PM   #59 
  - Pelosi already proving the good LT wrong --  Morgana LaFey   Jan-07-07 05:44 PM   #90 
  - Seriously. Increasin the lengths and frequency of the tours, lowering standards  cui bono   Jan-08-07 01:30 AM   #99 
  - good-hearted hippies will go march in the streets  Corgigal   Jan-07-07 12:37 PM   #62 
  - to all those flaming over the remark about dems  frogcycle   Jan-07-07 01:06 PM   #66 
  - many republicans have stated publicly that Clinton gutted our armed forces...  bridgit   Jan-07-07 02:48 PM   #74 
     - well, attack those republicans  frogcycle   Jan-07-07 03:42 PM   #75 
        - true, this OP offers no critique whatsoever regarding republican failures...  bridgit   Jan-07-07 04:06 PM   #77 
           - if you don't see a critique here, you are blind!  frogcycle   Jan-07-07 04:22 PM   #80 
              - see here professor, many people are already apprised of the english language...  bridgit   Jan-07-07 04:38 PM   #82 
              - striving valiently  frogcycle   Jan-07-07 05:14 PM   #83 
                 - have a lovely evening...  bridgit   Jan-07-07 05:15 PM   #84 
                 - Maybe I went off "half-cocked" because his language was "loaded"  TheBorealAvenger   Jan-09-07 05:08 AM   #117 
                    - The OP  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-12-07 06:51 AM   #123 
              - What you note as "sarcasm" is not sarcasm  TheBorealAvenger   Jan-09-07 05:04 AM   #116 
  - welcome to DU  mdmc   Jan-07-07 02:22 PM   #72 
  - I think we've got one thing going for us  jmowreader   Jan-07-07 02:47 PM   #73 
  - 22 years in the military and you're stll an LT?  Little Wing   Jan-07-07 03:44 PM   #76 
  - READ, people!  frogcycle   Jan-07-07 04:13 PM   #79 
     - Ever heard of a Mustang?  GreenZoneLT   Jan-08-07 03:13 AM   #102 
        - I stand corrected  frogcycle   Jan-08-07 08:24 AM   #108 
        - And he's in the Navy  jmowreader   Jan-08-07 10:20 AM   #114 
  - WTF?  Pharaoh   Jan-07-07 04:07 PM   #78 
  - Power does not = history  GreenZoneLT   Jan-08-07 03:16 AM   #103 
     - more than paranoid  frogcycle   Jan-08-07 08:31 AM   #109 
     - I think there can be cuts that are very specific  Toots   Jan-08-07 08:59 AM   #112 
  - The Iraqis DON'T WANT US THERE!  Gregorian   Jan-07-07 04:36 PM   #81 
  - If we dropped food and money on them....  GreenZoneLT   Jan-08-07 03:50 AM   #106 
     - Good point.  Gregorian   Jan-08-07 10:57 AM   #115 
  - Oh yeah also agree  sanskritwarrior   Jan-07-07 06:59 PM   #94 
  - Interesting take, though I have to take issue with your generalizations:  cui bono   Jan-08-07 01:23 AM   #98 
  - Thanks for posting LT.  pa28   Jan-08-07 01:37 AM   #100 
  - Well said ....  Trajan   Jan-08-07 02:13 AM   #101 
  - very interesting read. one of the things that bothers me --  xchrom   Jan-08-07 09:27 AM   #113 
  - agree, but  frogcycle   Jan-09-07 08:56 AM   #118 
     - i think that it can be considered that ''speaking up''  xchrom   Jan-09-07 09:23 AM   #119 
        - i can almost guarantee you  frogcycle   Jan-09-07 04:17 PM   #120 
           - watching the rehabilitation of rummy after his firing was a  xchrom   Jan-09-07 05:39 PM   #121 
  - please create a du journal  mdmc   Jan-11-07 09:30 AM   #122 
 

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