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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:39 PM
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Military options for Iraq (according to KRT there are four)
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http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/politics/12...

Military options for Iraq

Knight Ridder Newspapers


WASHINGTON - (KRT) - The military options for Iraq fall into four broad categories:

RAPID WITHDRAWAL - Advocates say a quick pullout is the fastest way to stop the loss of American life, undercut the insurgents and force Iraqis to take responsibility for their security.

PHASED WITHDRAWAL - Supporters say that announcing a withdrawal timetable, even if it takes months to leave, would produce the benefits of a quick pullout while minimizing the risk of civil war and chaos.

MORE TROOPS - Escalation advocates say more troops would help stop the flow of Islamic extremists into Iraq and help secure cities and towns that have been cleared of insurgents.

STAY THE COURSE - President Bush and his supporters say Iraq is on a slow but steady path to democracy. They urge patience, because pulling out before stability is assured would be a dangerous setback for the United States.

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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:23 PM
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1. What about "nuke da place"?
They forgot that option! Nuke it and then resettle it with Christians!

Um, after it's no longer radioactive, I mean.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:55 PM
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2. I bet General Sherman could come up with
a fifth option.

But then again, there's stil hatred 150 years later because of that option, so it's probably not the best idea in a place that hates us already.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 09:23 AM
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4. But they hate us because we're beautiful
I mean, because of our freedoms.

Now, according to the irresistable logic of George Bush and his gang, if we destroy them all, we'll be even freer. So, therefore, if we destroy them all, they'll hate us even more. But on the other hand, there'll be fewer of them to hate us, so the sum total of the hatred directed against us will be less.

I'm so confused.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:56 PM
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3. I love when they pretend that it isn't total fucking chaos RIGHT NOW
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:57 PM by thebigidea
Oh no! chaos if we leave!

how will they ever deal with such chaos after the past two years of rock solid stability?
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