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Originally posted by outsider
I'm hearing lots of bitching, but no one seems to have a good non-political answer to the problems in Iraq. Bitching is easy, how about better ideas on how to solve the problems & get out of Iraq & if you can help educate me by answering a question or two for me without too much political drivel (i.e. we shouldn't be there in the first place etc.).
We keep hearing this "get the insurgents out of X" line in the news & I've never really had a clear picture of who the insurgents are really. Where do they call home (i.e. Iraq, Iran, Syria etc), what is their ethnic origin, religious origin etc. & how much does it matter.
Our right wing news tells us they're from other places, but the lefties say they're all Iraqis. (Somebody’s lying)
What exactly is their goals (what they are fighting for)? Get the US out, change the government to reflect their values etc.
If it is a religious or ethnic issue had the US supported the other side would we still be fighting insurgents, but from the other side? What exactly makes one side different then the other & did the US pick the right side why or why not.
I know not many want the US there, but they are. Would you have taken the opposite side the US took had they taken the other side just because you can't stand anything the US does militarily/politically?
If the US does leave, will things get better or worse? If there's going to be more chaos & deaths if the US leaves do you support the US leaving & why do you think that's better then what the US is trying to do?
No matter what the US does there's going to be pain & chaos before things get better, what could the US do better to bring about the end of pain & chaos more quickly for the people of Iraq? [edit on 1-11-2004 by outsider]
Others, particularly the foreign fighters and terrorists, seek instability and chaos. Many of them would like to establish a Taliban-like system in Iraq so they can operate and train their fighters there, Anderson says.