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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:57 AM
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U.S. Forces Meant To Protect Iraqi Regime
The Bush administration has decided to significantly increase U.S. troops in Baghdad to help protect the new government of Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki.

U.S. officials said the addition of at least 12,000 U.S. troops in Baghdad was meant to prevent a Shi'ite coup against Al Maliki. They said the U.S. military and intelligence community has detected evidence of Shi'ite plots within the government to overthrow Al Maliki and establish an Iranian-aligned regime.

"There is an assessment that Al Maliki could be killed or deposed by fellow Shi'ites under orders from Iran," an official said. "Our fight in Baghdad is against an Iranian plot."

The Bush administration has cited deteriorating security in Baghdad for the increase in U.S. forces. Over the last six weeks, the Defense Department has halted the steady decline in the U.S. military presence and launched Operation Together Forward with the Iraq Army and police.

http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2006/august/08_20_3.h...
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:06 AM
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1. what a shocker!
who could have predicted? :eyes:
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:31 AM
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5. Indeed, "No shit, Sherlock!"
The stooge government must not fall before Fall.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:42 PM
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6. I hope the new embassy has a heli pad
It looks like they are going to need it....

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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:36 PM
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12. A Big One Too, Lots of Quisling Puppets will scatter Like RATS
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 03:36 PM by saigon68
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FlavaKreemSnak Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:39 AM
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2. Yes the people there will have to be kept under very strict crackdown

And it will not be easy, it is not a small little closed in place like Palestine. Iraq is so big I don't know how many troops they will need to keep it all under crackdown but it will be a lot!
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:47 AM
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3. to 'protect' ? hmmmmmm
or how about 'to keep in line with BushCo. policy and aims'? that is likely more accurate.
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:30 AM
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4. "under orders from Iran," is really the point of this. If Maliki is
killed, they will have their excuse to start going after Iran. If I were Mr. Maliki, I'd be pretty nervous. These guys would do anything to get their new war and stay in power.
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SquireJons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:23 PM
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7. I doubt that will work
A war with Iran would be a disaster and very unpopular except with the bat crazy base. It's a sure fire way to lose elections in the next two years. Now if they had done it a year and a half ago, before it was obvious to most americans that nation building in the middle east is a pipe dream, then they would have had support. But not anymore. Most americans are tired of war, particularly one that can not be won without wholesale initialization of an entire country.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:21 PM
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8. what, the ballyhoo about the inky fingers and elections was premature like
the flight suit mission accomplished photo-op
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:41 PM
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9. I guess this is the latest reason why we invaded Iraq, to protect
Al Maliki.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:24 PM
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10. A government that needs the protection of foreign troops can't last.
It is the best way possible to demonstrate that it has no legitimacy.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:32 PM
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11. Just you wait until them Eye-racki forces are standing up
You all will be standing down out of the other side of your liberal mouths then, boy!

Okay, enough with incoherent freeposity. Yes, a government dependent on a foreign power for its standing in its own country is no longer a free government, but a satellite state or a client nation.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:37 PM
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13. RAT PUPPETS OF THE CHIMPANZEE
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:43 PM
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15. Great photo of a cabinet meeting.
It works for the Bush cabinet or the Iraqi government.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:38 PM
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14. More bullshit from the Rove campaign.
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