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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:14 PM
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Bush needs to explain why he destabilized a country which didn't threaten us at all
before he commits anymore of our nation's resources and defenses to his Iraq folly.

There must be countless individuals and groups who would harm the U.S. or our interests if given the opportunity, but, it is the height of stupidity to arbitrarily choose a sovereign nation like Iraq to invade and occupy - send the population into chaos by removing the controlling regime in authority - and then claim you're afraid to stop your aggression because you're worried the offended citizens will retaliate.

What Bush and Maliki are contemplating as they chart a "path forward," is a last-gasp burst of 'shock and awe' to intimidate the resisting population into recognizing and accepting their increasingly autocratic rule. What will likely be achieved, however, will be a widening of the conflict and a deepening of the resentments from the Iraqi population which Bush's own intelligence agencies tell him he's enhancing and fostering with his continued occupation.

Before Bush commits anymore of our nation's resources and defenses to his Iraq folly, he needs to explain what his original reasoning was in destabilizing a country which didn't threaten us at all - leaving us and the region with a cauldron of animosity toward our nation, our interests, and our allies. Forget the nonsense about 'denying "enemies" a "safe haven" in Iraq if we leave. New Jersey was the "safe haven" for many of those individuals suspected of carrying out the 9-11 attacks, not Iraq.



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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:17 PM
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1. For a moment there I thought you meant America.
But then I noticed "committing resources" - more nation building. Why did he have to attack Iraq when he's helped nation-build countries without having to attack them first (e.g. India, China, or in short any country that is not the United States...)
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:17 PM
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2. Saddam slaughtered Iraqis after a failed coup; Bush slaughtered Iraqis
for no solid reason at all. If he'd attacked Saudi Arabia, where the majority of the 9/11 terrorists were from, it would have been a defensible move.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:57 PM
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9. For Oil and Israel's fresh Water. And to help the Saud's with their Sunnis.
We get blamed for everything that's wrong on the world and that distracts many Slaves from making demands on their Oil Royals.
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:26 PM
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3. Twenty years from now someone will write a book and give
you the answer. My guess has always been young Bush tried to avenge what he thought was his fathers mistake. Add to that the prompting from Cheney to get access to the Iraqi oil. Last but not least, Iraq was a threat to Israel and we will never know the behind the scenes negotiations on that.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:30 PM
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4. Know of any media or elected official willing to stick their neck out
and ask the question?
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:43 PM
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5. once saddam is dead, george beat him. he got him. took all his shit.
took his country away, caught him and killed him.
bush wins and his ego is fed for a minute.

all it cost is maybe 1/2 million + lives and a trillion dollars.

hail george, hail him. it is well worth it.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:50 PM
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6. Wars R U.S. - Middle-Class Military Jobs Program, except it Missed
the Middle-Class by quite a bit, enriching the already Rich, instead and leaving the BILL to the Children of Amerika.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:52 PM
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7. A Private War based on Private Intelligence, financed on Public Money.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 05:54 PM by patrice
Why do you suppose BushCo doesn't save that ex-CIA employee - S. Hussein from hanging?
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:57 PM
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8. Dead men tell no tales.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:08 PM
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10. And the concept of ACCOUNTABILITY
has long since been PURGED from the American consciousness.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:23 PM
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11. "Whatever you can get away with" is the most common concept
of "accountability" in average attitudes and behavior.
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