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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:33 PM
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McCain *must* diminish role of Sunni Awakening in lessening violence
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 12:33 PM by krkaufman
The significance of McCain's "surge" comment continues to be understated.

McCain's disregard of the Sunni's "awakening" and their actively fighting against al Qaeda elements in Iraq demonstrates that McCain has either forgotten or never understood that al Qaeda never had any natural support in Iraq... even before we invaded. Iraqi Sunnis were opposed to al Qaeda before our invasion, and are opposed to al Qaeda now. (tip: they don't like foreigners interfering in their country)

Note that McCain needs to diminish the Sunni Awakening aspect, as admitting its role in lessening violence would undercut the Republican meme that Iraq is teetering on the brink of falling under the dominion of al Qaeda, their central argument in maintaining significant troop levels in Iraq for the next 100 years.

We invaded Iraq under false pretenses -- a.k.a. lies -- and McCain is using similarly deceptive arguments for maintaining our occupation of what is supposed to be a sovereign country.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:37 PM
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1. Yep, you got it--any progress against the violence and terror in Iraq
MUST be attributed to our benevolent and necessary military presence there. That the Iraqis started taking their country back ON THEIR OWN is unthinkable--might lead to speculation that we're not really all that necessary, at least not in the numbers McGoof wants there.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:41 PM
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2. precisely. It is not a "gaffe"... it is intentional misinformation and lies
You summed-it up well... "That the Iraqis started taking their country back ON THEIR OWN is unthinkable--might lead to speculation that we're not really all that necessary"
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:19 PM
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3. that's it EXACTLY!
countries cannot survive or develop without the great u.s. military being involved. how embarrassing for the MIC and it's political enablers if they actually can.

and Iraq is a special case - it's the Bush and his treacherous subhumans that fucked things up so incredibly bad and to have the Iraqi's overcome this is unthinkable - they ahve to at least make it appear they are somewhat responsible for cleaning up their own made mess.

may hell be invented for people such as these.

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