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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:55 PM
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Newsview: Iraq War, Aftermath As Sequel

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...

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Nearly a year after the main fighting was supposed to be over, combat-sized casualties on both sides and among civilians have become more than sporadic episodes on a journey to stable democracy. Battles have been intense in a half dozen or more Iraqi cities and towns, and seem to spread each day.

Whether the chaotic struggle turns out to be simply the bloody price of progress or a serious setback in hard-won gains, Americans face the prospect of the attacks continuing into an indefinite future and the possibility of having to send more troops.

Many Americans, geared up for war and riveted by it at the outset, now see a muddled reality on the ground more sequel than aftermath and more images by the day of the dead, wounded and brutalized.

Pollsters are finding, for the first time, that people are evenly divided on whether troops should be kept in Iraq and whether unseating Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was worth the toll.

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:03 PM
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1. I was never "geared up for war and riveted by it at the outset"
A LOT OF US WEREN'T
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:05 PM
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3. as Aaron Brown said of Shock and Awe: "Great fun."
gag.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:50 PM
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4. OMG I REMEMBER THAT
LIKE IT WAS A F***ING VIDEO GAME. :puke:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:04 PM
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2. pollsters had to find that people were evenly divided
if they kept up with the ''power-puff'' george thing people would get seriously pissed.
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