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Originally posted by rustiswordz
1) We retreat and leave Iraq in a mess giving terrorists and troublemakers the leaverage to do what ever they like to whomever they like.
2) We finish this, US and UK get more troops out there in overwhelming numbers and crush the resistance in a massive operation.
Originally posted by UM_Gazz
All I can add to this is that I am deeply frustrated over this war, now because I have a family member there and have seen the results of this war first hand in another young man that I may one day call son-in-law.
I see no real way to win in Iraq... only a never ending series of attacks and battles with the arab and muslim population and insurgents.
We are just by being there now only making things worse not better for the common Iraqi.. They are not happy .. do you blame them?
They do not see the news the same way we do... but in the above report they do see the same news that we do.
Will it ever end?
There are only questions and no real answers, all we can do is hope that our leaders are working toward a solution that will bring some kind of end to this insanity in Iraq.
The world is growing more divided withe each passing day.
Fourteen huge, permanent bases are currently under construction in Iraq, along with the world's biggest embassy in Baghdad (3,500 employees, and counting).
with the formation of the Iraqi Interim Government and the opening of the largest US embassy compound in the world, it has become apparent just what kind of democracy the United States is foisting on Iraq and the Arab world. It will be a democracy with controlled elections, a repressive state security apparatus and a "free market" economy that favours US interests and the Iraqi economic elite.
14 US military bases are already under construction, enough to accommodate the (for the moment) 110,000 American soldiers who will stay in Iraq until at least 2007. No sovereign Iraqi government has approved the construction of these bases. Kimmitt - the No 2 Pentagon man in Iraq, and the one who launched total war on Fallujah - said the bases are "a blueprint for how we could operate in the Middle East".