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    Just as many of us have been predicting actually.

    We constiuted a government in Iraq that doesn't have the support of enough Iraqis to last.

    Still another reason why Bush II's land war in Asia was a bad idea.

    It won't stop here, either.

    Afghanistan is going to end up having been an enormous waste of American lives and treasure, too.
     
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    And this is thanks to the Democrats, HOW? Dubya and DICK orchestrated this invasion and occupation.
     
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    I thought the massively successful surge rid Iraq of insurgents.

    I am not a democrat by the way...
     
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    As much as I would love to blame Obama and the Dems for this one I can't. The blame lies at the feet of Iraqis' who are dismantling the sercurity apparatus that was built up by US Forces.
    Looks like the Iraqis' aren't yet able to defend themselves.
     
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    So did the surge work, or not?
     
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    If the point you are trying to make is that the US Troops must serve as policemen to keep the peace in Iraq indefinitely then it is more evidence of the tactical blunder Bush made when he decided to invade in the first place.
    Do we want to revive all that "Mission Accomplished" and "They will treat us as liberators" stuff?
     
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    I am actually encouraged by what the general said. Sounds to me as if they are accepting responsibility for their own security and that's how they will begin to rebuild.

    In terms of Afghanistan - I agree that is (and always should have been) the primary focus of our efforts to bring the 9/11 culprits to justice. It is the SCOPE and GOAL of the operation that concerns. Our goal should not be nation-building imho - it should have been a very simple, very focused effort to deal a severe blow to the ability of Al Qaida to attack the U.S. - ONLY.
    That's MY opinion anyway
     
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    geauxtohell Choose your weapon.

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    The surge was a huge victory.

    Not for the Iraqis, instead it was a political victory for W. that allowed him enough time to leave office without being run up the flagpole by the American people for his disasterous war. 30K extra troops is statistically insignificant in Iraq.

    I do give Bush credit for (finally) firing that dumb-fuck Rumsfeld and putting a competent SECDEF in charge. Gates has done a great job.

    At any rate, we need an endstate for Iraq. Withdrawal is inevitable. The bloodshed that will come with us leaving (as if there wasn't bloodshed when we were there) is also inevitable.

    Whether it happens now or in ten years, it's going to happen. So we might as well bring home our brothers and sisters and allow the country to find it's own equillibrium.
     
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