On The War And Getting On Message

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  1. Annie
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    Here we are again, facing that communication problem:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/995phqjw.asp?pg=1

    Conclusion, the whole thing is well worth reading:

     
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    "The great point about Blair's 1999 speech was that it asserted the obvious. Coexistence with aggressive regimes or expansionist, theocratic, and totalitarian ideologies is not in fact possible. One should welcome this conclusion for the additional reason that such coexistence is not desirable, either. If the great effort to remake Iraq as a demilitarized federal and secular democracy should fail or be defeated, I shall lose sleep for the rest of my life in reproaching myself for doing too little. But at least I shall have the comfort of not having offered, so far as I can recall, any word or deed that contributed to a defeat."


    I hope Blair is aware that the Shiites are pointing Iraq towards a THEOCRACY.
     
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    You say this like it's an absolutely bad thing. Almost everyone in Iraq is a Muslim, so a democratic theocracy is probably the ideal system. That's the system that's set up in Afghanistan.
     
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    By golly, a liberal columnist can see positive aspects of the WOT when his guilty conscience gets the best of him.
     

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