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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:22 PM
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Even some of the soldiers know they are on a fools errand in Iraq
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&nci...

Troops Wait to See if Fallujah War Resumes

<snip>Marines worry about how they can take the city with so many civilians still inside. Only about a third of Fallujah's 200,000 residents have fled, many of them to refugee camps in Baghdad.

"Something's going to happen one way or another," said Gunnery Sgt. Sean Cox, 31, from Hoffman Estates, Ill. "It's been quiet. But we'll see what happens in a few days."

Then he adds, "But we say that every few days."

Some of the Marines think the demand for insurgents to hand in weapons is unrealistic.

"These aren't regular people who live in Fallujah and are just mad that we're here," said Lance Cpl. Abraham McCarver, 21, from Memphis, Tenn. "They're terrorist jihad (holy war) fighters; not the type you'd think would surrender."

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:27 PM
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1. Those terrorists are willing to die for their cause. Giving up is not an
option.

We have opened ourselves up to this Holy War thingy. Bush was supposed to think the whole thing through OBJECTIVELY and not resort to partisan opinions. In that there is an absence of clear thinking, we Americans, and others too IE Spain, reap the result, blood and treasure lost needlessly.
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