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Originally posted by whaaa
And do you not see that this is much ado about nothing. A transparent attempt to show the west that things are improving in Iraq when infact a religious,
tribal civil war could break out and be more bloody than the last one.
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
What "success" are you talking about?
I only see massive failures and the worst is still to come!
This BS will do absolutely nothing in resolving centuries of religious animosity.
This is nothing more than PR and propaganda. The Shiites, Kurds and Sunnies
are not going to kiss and make up just because some duffus recognizes Christmas.
Down to the little things like which schools were funded, who could do what and it would be considered ok.
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
Whether the situation over there is truly getting better or not, it at least makes me FEEL like the country is taking steps forward.
Better positive than negative thoughts...better reality than allusion.
Lets hope for the best of both.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
We should not forget the origins of this tradition or even let them be obscured by the hate-filled hearts of some or the sometimes crass commercialism that characterizes the Christmas season in the minds of some.
[edit on 2009/1/13 by GradyPhilpott]
Originally posted by Styki
reply to post by masonwatcher
Well see I was in Iraq. I went out and visited the Iraq people I worked with the Iraqi army. I visited the mass grave sites of people agree with Saddam Hussian. Not huge ones, but ones of about 70 people or so. People who were not of the same religion.
I know that they have huge territory wars over religion
Originally posted by Trolloks
lol, America really are taking the piss with the Iraq take over.
They've already built "their" own army, who were trained and funded by America (so i wonder who will have control over them?)
And built there biggest ever embassy in there.
And now religious holidays? Forcing America's religion upon a Muslim country??
I'm not saying its a bad thing, xmas and all, but it really does show the Iraq population the finger.