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Originally posted by Midav
While I agree with you that the US has neither won in either Iraq or Afghanistan, I disagree on two other issues.
Originally posted by Rapacity
(I might get flack for this bit but...) A lot of people will contradict me here, the MSM paints a different picture to the one I'm about to present but just perhaps the war in Iraq was not intended to be won by brute force but by political maneuvers and people pacification.
Lastly, were I to launch an attack on Iran, I'd deliberately reduce the standard of life for its people whilst increasing the standard of life for its neighbour's people (possibly Iraqis) so that Iran's people welcome and invite their "liberators." If one steals a people's hearts and minds whilst giving them one's culture , by the time the ground troops arrive the people are already part of one's nation.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
The USA used to be able to blackmail nations with economic incentives and trade incentives, now, they need those countries more than they need the US
Sorry, but I'm going to have to put you on ignore - I find your stance, lack of knowledge and embracing of ignorance to be offensive.