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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:43 PM
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Rebellion in Iraq doesn't require a majority Shi'ite participation...
In our own history in the rebellion against Great Britain (aka Revolutionary War), just a third of the American Colonists were in favor of rebelling against mother England when it first began.

Bush and his idiot advisors shunned experts such as General Shinseki for having the gall to suggest that you couldn't occupy Iraq without a minimum of at least 300,000 soldiers and now who is paying the price?....our young soldiers left holding the bag in Iraq with their lives.

George Bush's excellent adventure in Iraq is a fuck story of the highest order. Sometimes I think impeachment and removal from office is too good for these SOB's.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:13 PM
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1. It takes only...
... one-half percent of the population of Iraq actively fighting the occupation forces to roughly equal the occupation forces numbers. Air power can offset that, but two percent of the Iraqi population exceeds occupation forces by almost four times--not particularly good odds, especially in urban warfare.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:19 PM
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2. And imagine the message that that is sending in Qatar, Saudi Arabia,...
Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, etc. etc...
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