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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-26-03 09:24 AM
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5. Zinni says "we can't fail..."
This is the phony critique of the war that plays right into the hands of the defense contractors, neocons, oil lobby, and pro-Israeli think tank operatives.

<While expressing skepticism over how the United States got into Iraq, Zinni said withdrawing was not an option.

"We can't fail in Iraq. We have to live up to this commitment," he said. "But what we need now is a very detailed plan.">

To the contrary, we can't win and withdrawing is the only sensible option. Nobody can admit the truth. Zinni evidently has forgotten defense economics 101, "sunk costs are no costs." What we have bought in Iraq is interminable civil war. The past costs, the foolishly made commitments (whatever they were), the casualties which have already occurred are gone, never to be recouped. The only relevant concerns now are future costs. They are likely to be far greater than what blood and treasure has already been wasted, if we don't bring the troops home now.

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