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2003-09-23 Iraq
Building a "New Model Army" in Iraq
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Posted by Mike 2003-09-23 5:59:12 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6488 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I guarentee you won't see this story on any evening news.
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2003-9-23 6:10:37 PM||   2003-9-23 6:10:37 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 This is almost exactly the scenario that Old Patriot outlined the other day. I am quite surprised to see the groups out on patrol. Depending on the lessons learned from teh early groups, this could be accelerated and the borders manned properly.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-9-23 7:05:43 PM||   2003-9-23 7:05:43 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 The New Model Army, excellent. In more than one sense I hope. Cromwell was one of the first to recognize the value of and practice religious toleration. Let's see that the Iraqi parliamentarians learn the lessons of their analogues' mistakes and that the officers strive to be Washingtons and not Major-Generals.
Posted by Mr. Davis 2003-9-23 7:42:41 PM||   2003-9-23 7:42:41 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 I agree they need some Iraqi officers that won't get ideas of being the next Saddam. That's gonna be tough, it's sorta traditional to have a strongman moderated by the clergy and sone parliamentary body. Washington is indeed what they need, but that type is in real short supply.

It also depends on the eventual government taking pains to treat the army properly, and not turn them into a gang of uniformed thugs again.
Posted by mojo  2003-9-23 11:47:06 PM||   2003-9-23 11:47:06 PM|| Front Page Top

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