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Do you have a plan to stabilize Iraq?

December 3, 2005 2:40 PM

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Here's a plan, and it only costs $10 million.

Wed Dec 7 2005 4:39 AM


I actually do have a plan to stablize Iraq. Unfortunatly noone will listen to me because I'm not an expert. It has nothing to do with killing people or an immediate pull out of troops.

It has everything to do with showing the Iraqi citizens that we want to help them and proving it in the only way that would make us good guys, and those who would oppose it the bad guys.

Wed Dec 7 2005 11:35 AM

Tom from Madison:

Ben is right. We need to PROVE we're the good guys. We've certanly missed many opportunities to do that.

We could have shut down Abu Ghraib prison and proclaimed an end to torture forever in Iraq. Instead we brought in private contractors to torture in the name of democracy. It shouldn't be surprising that some the contractors have become targets.

We didn't need to "shock and awe" anyone, yet we bombed the hell out of the country. We didn't need to use white phosphorous, but we did.

It is no shock that Iraqis don't trust Americans. If we were to involve other nations more, perhaps the talk of a brighter democratic future would have more meaning.

What are Iraqis supposed to think when they hear Bush tell Americans "we are fighting the terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them over here." Ironically, that may NOW be true. Unfortuately it is causing us to lose the hearts and minds of Iraqis, not win them over.

We have treated Iraq as a laboratory for experiments in nation building and military tactics. It is foolish to expect thanks or gratitude for that.

Perhaps the best thing we could do is replace our own leader. The first step would be electing more dems in 2006. Then impeachment, trial in the senate,...

That would truly be freedom on the march.

Fri Dec 9 2005 9:39 AM

Mike of the Great White North:

Maybe the US should just leave for starters. Pat hits every nail on the head with this one.

Thu Jan 12 2006 7:16 PM


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Thu Mar 23 2006 4:03 PM


Move the Kuwait and Turkish borders Border to middle of Bahgdad Send the Suni to Suadi Arabia and the Shia to Iran, then get the heck out of Dodge...

Wed Jan 10 2007 7:13 PM

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