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2003-09-26 Iraq
Diplomat: U.S. Shouldn’t Impose on Iraq
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Posted by snellenr 2003-09-26 2:16:28 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [382 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I didn't know Bill Maher had a brother.
Posted by Jarhead 2003-9-26 2:19:09 PM||   2003-9-26 2:19:09 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Typical Islamist bullcrap. Once we finish in Iraq, we'll have a secure base with good local support for other operations that may or may not need to be performed. I'm sure the Ayatollahs in Iran are finding it more and more difficult to sleep at night, knowing that combat-hardened US troops are on both their east and west borders, and that the people to the north don't like them at all. I'm sure Syria hasn't mis-understood our pulling our mobile assault troops (Marines) from Iraq, while beefing up our Army presence. I'm sure they're carefully watching as we turn several decrepit, run-down Iraqi airfields into first-class military bases. I'm sure they also understand, at the gut level, that we are going through a 'trial by fire' of our military troops, noting which ones are willing to fight, and which ones aren't. We're also doing a selective weeding of our officer corps, eliminating those that don't have the "right stuff". Most of this is under the radar of the "average American", but I'm sure there are people in Riyadh, Damascus, Cairo, Tehran, Sa'na, and elsewhere that are watching, and drawing the right conclusions.

The Middle East will be a much nicer place in a year, and totally unrecognizable in five. The dictators, kings, potentates, and religious leaders know that, and understands it means their demise.

They also know they're totally impotent to do anything at all about it.
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-9-26 2:49:58 PM|| [http://users.codenet.net/mweather/default.htm]  2003-9-26 2:49:58 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Anyone see any valid reason why these guys are still getting U.S. aid money??
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-9-26 3:04:36 PM||   2003-9-26 3:04:36 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Correct if I'm wrong. This guy does not think that Iraqis are inteligent enough to handle democracy.
Isn't that what he said?
Posted by Raptor  2003-9-26 6:55:46 PM||   2003-9-26 6:55:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 B-a-r
They continue to get US money because we know they are addicted to it. As a result we get to pull strings and make demands (such as threatening to take away the money!)
Posted by john  2003-9-26 8:25:32 PM||   2003-9-26 8:25:32 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Don't think the Iraqis won't remember who their "friends" have been in the Middle East.

"I don’t think that countries are eager to be models," said Maher, who noted that Egypt never had good relations with Saddam Hussein and had no reason to lament his demise.

They also did nothing to help end the misery of the Iraqi people...Of course the Egyptian government isn't interested in other "models." The trouble is, the people there are going to be more and more interested...especially when they see what is happening for Iraq.
Posted by R. McLeod  2003-9-27 4:28:54 AM||   2003-9-27 4:28:54 AM|| Front Page Top

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