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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:48 PM
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Will history be written about Fallujah as a tactical mistake
in a war that was a mistake? It seems to me the better solution instead of "pacifying Fallujah" would have been to encircle it and wait for a cooling down. Transferring political power in any orderly and effective way is more difficult now IMO.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:51 PM
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1. Transferring Political Power
Is going to be a dog and pony show. The US will say that the CPA is calling the shots, but our troops won't be going anywhere.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:52 PM
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2. That I know
"permanent bases". Still, was it a major error?
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buddy22600 Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:54 PM
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3. If you were surrounded by tanks and infantry for several days
or weeks, would you ever cool down? I know I wouldn't
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:10 PM
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8. Incitement, intimidation, false arrests, deprivation, and
much worse (read torture and rape) have been ongoing by US troops since the beginning of the occupation in Fallujah.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:58 PM
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4. Bombing holy sites will be.
Yea, there is the risk of the other side using them as safe houses and bases, but how much anger and despair will destroying a sacred site bring up in the general population?
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davhill Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:58 PM
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5. Fallujah will take it's place in history
along side Lidice, Gurnica, Mi Lai, and the Warsaw Ghetto
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:17 PM
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6. It will be recorded as the genocide it is.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:06 PM
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7. well look at it this way. . .
we shut down Al Sadr's newspaper for inciting violence, which incited more outrage & violence and to which we responded with even more violence . Now according to riverbend and the BBC, Sunni's and Shia's are joining together and clerics all over Iraq are calling for "Jihad".

A brilliant response to a bunch of angry, repressed, and unemployed people who don't take well to propaganda.

History will note that the illegal invasion of Iraq marked the end of the American empire and supremacy.

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