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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 12:52 PM
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1. I don't understand.
What are you saying, here?

"This administration has, as I have always maintained, stopped growing with the world after Bush I left office."

And what do you mean,here...?

"I know that you all know this, but listening to Friedman last night game me even a better understanding of how and why this administration had gotten it so wrong."

when all this...

BEFORE - a decade of sanctions, BEFORE being beat back to Iraq and out of Kuwait, BEFORE leading on a support for revolt against Saddam and then leaving them to be massacred, Iraqi's might have been happy to see us. Iraqi's were "cosomopolitan" "educated". Post 2002, they had raised children in poverty, despair and been subjected to more religious intolerance. The oppression and suffering is consequently "our" fault. HOW could we ever think that NOW we would have had their gratitude. The 10 yr olds in 1991 are part of the "insurgents" of today. A product of the last 14 years.

was known prior to shock and awe?
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