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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:51 PM
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Idea of the Week: What To Do Now In Iraq
For those interested.

"clearly shift the primary responsibility of defending the country to the Iraqi military (with embedded Coalition troops)."

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"These Arab states should also push Syria (in conjunction with potential U.N. sanctions) to finally close off travel routes into Iraq for jihadists."

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"We should formally push for indictment of chief terrorist Zarquawi for crimes against humanity in Iraq, drawing worldwide attention to the vicious anti-Shi'a ethnic cleansing campaign that characterizes the insurgency."

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As usual, Tony Blair best articulated those stakes, for our people and his, just this week:

"This is a global struggle. Today it is at its fiercest in Iraq. It has allied itself there with every reactionary element in the Middle East. Strip away their fake claims of grievance and see them for what they are: terrorists who use 21st century technology to fight a pre-medieval religious war that is utterly alien to the future of humankind."

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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:29 PM
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1. interesting
From the DLC link:

and for intensified talks with Sunnis on supplemental protocols to the proposed constitution that would ensure a viable central government and minority rights.

I think that along with isolating jihadists and keeping more from flooding into Iraq, this is the key to ending the war. If it can be accomplished within the next few weeks, great. If it can't, too bad. Bring our troops home.

(Indicting Zarquawi sounds like a winner, but does Zarquawi really exist, or is he a boogeyman invented by Bushco?)
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