The Quagmire That Isn't

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    This isn't boding well for al Queda in Iraq:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,169748,00.html

    May well be a result of Tal Afar:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110007274

    Which backs up this:

    http://2slick.blogspot.com/2005/09/mcmaster-tells-it-like-it-is.html
     
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    No joke! Not me, not me!!!! Big, bad US Marines!
     
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    I have an open ivitation to any wannabe terrorist to drop by my house and "play." ;)
     
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    There's your "freedom fighters", Sheehan and Co. I dare say I missed the school lesson where American Minutemen kidnapped and drugged peasents and forced them to join the ranks.



    /spit
     
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    I led many investigations in Viet Nam involving suspected "Charlies." Many of them claimed they were drugged, forced or otherwise indoctrinated to commit "crimes." It was bullshit then and it still is. They were fighting for a cause in which they believed that regardless the overwhelming power of the USA, their cause was righteous. And, it was. We left with our tails between our legs. Simply put, we had no business or reason to be there other than cowboy capitalism, refusal to accept political decisions contrary to our (I use "our" very loosely here) own predisposed ideologies of how a society should be structured not to mention the very ignorant and arrogant and belligerent attitudes that caused so many Americans to be killed as a result of poor international relations.

    Having been "drugged" or otherwise forced is quite common when interogating the enemy. But, most of you wouldn't know a thing about all that.

    Psychoblues
     

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