Iraqi PM Making A Huge Mistake?

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    Putting our troops at risk, is not the way to go. Neither is backing down to Sadr:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061031/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

     
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    Maliki and others are obviously readying themselves for the eventual US withdrawal. Since we didn't squash the militias to begin with the Iraqi's deservedly see them as a now permanent and infleuntial part of the future Iraq. Al-Sadr should have been killed but instead we let him live and now he and his "Mahdi" (As in the twelfth imam) army are now powerbrokers in Iraq. Iraq is going to be a split up nation or at civil war as soon as we pull out or maybe before hand.

    The failure to address the militias was one of many blunders the Bush administation has made in Iraq. Lack of sufficient force at the beginning and an unwillingness to introduce the same to stabilize Iraq are the cause of most of our headaches. It is going to be a shame if we continue to remain there, change nothing in our outlook or tactics, get Americans uselessly killed, and nothing more accomplished. Go in with 200,000 + troops and get it right or get out and let the Iraqi's proceed with killing each other.
     

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