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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 11:37 AM
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VIDEO-Points from Lt Gen William Odom about leaving Iraq
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 12:03 PM
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1. Kicked & recommended -- A Must See Video... nt
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 12:36 PM
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2. Odom: Want stability in the Middle East? Get out of Iraq!
Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a Senior Fellow with Hudson Institute and a professor at Yale University. As Director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988, he was responsible for the nation's signals intelligence and communications security. From 1981 to 1985, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Army's senior intelligence officer.

From 1977 to 1981, General Odom was Military Assistant to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs, Zbigniew Brzezinski. As a member of the National Security Council staff, he worked upon strategic planning, Soviet affairs, nuclear weapons policy, telecommunications policy, and Persian Gulf security issues. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1954, and received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1970.
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  1. "On the first point, there is no chance that our allies will join us in Iraq. How could the leaders of Germany, France, and other states in Europe convince their publics to support such a course of action? They could not, and their publics would not be wise to agree if their leaders pleaded for them to do so."

  2. "And on the second point, Iraq is the worst place to fight a battle for regional stability. Whose interests were best served by the U.S. invasion of Iraq in the first place? It turns out that Iran and al Qaeda benefited the most, and that continues to be true every day U.S. forces remain there. A serious review of our regional interests is required. Until that is accomplished and new and compelling aims for managing the region are clarified, continuing the campaign in Iraq makes no sense."<snip>

    http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=back...
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 12:56 PM
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3. I found the Odem article.
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 12:58 PM
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4. Kick -- This is valuable material people... nt
:kick: :kick: :kick:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 03:44 PM
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5. kick n/t
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 06:48 PM
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6. My turn...
:kick:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 07:48 PM
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8. And now, mine. n/t
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 06:53 PM
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7. K&R
:wow: bush** won't like this! Hard headed little SOB that he is!
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 10:42 PM
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9. What are the chicken hawks to do...
...when the seasoned hawks have had enough?
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-05 10:44 PM
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10. Thank you once again.
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