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2007-11-27 Iraq
The Real Surge
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Posted by 3dc 2007-11-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6501 views ]  Top
 File under: Iraqi Insurgency 

#1 Goodness! What are they gonna do with all that military might when the insurgency dies out?

Finish something Saddam started 27-odd years ago?
Posted by Bobby 2007-11-27 06:51||   2007-11-27 06:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Well, they'll definitely have far more combat experience, particularly in urban combat than anyone else's armies in the immediate region.
Posted by Procopius2k 2007-11-27 08:02||   2007-11-27 08:02|| Front Page Top

#3 Bobby,

You bet. That has always been the plan since about 2005 when it suddenly appeared that Iran wanted to be the big cheese and threaten the oil fields of the majority Sunni arab states. Iraq will soon have the most experienced, best trained, combat induced, combat ready armed force in all of Arabia and the middle-east. That is why we need the presence there - to control it, to direct it and to discipline it.
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2007-11-27 09:04||   2007-11-27 09:04|| Front Page Top

#4 Thats not really a very big army in proportion to the population of Iraq. Its a lot smaller than the old Iraqi army has been since the 1960's.
Its also going to be pretty limited in offensive capacity. Nobody is going to give them thousands of tanks.
Posted by buwaya 2007-11-27 15:11||   2007-11-27 15:11|| Front Page Top

#5 I would not be unhappy to see Iraq "liberate" Syria and the Arab portion of Iran. Even if that mean US airpower was involved.
Posted by rjschwarz 2007-11-27 17:58||   2007-11-27 17:58|| Front Page Top

#6 WAFF/TOPIX > USA PLANS PERMANENT [Forces/Bases]PRESENCE IN IRAQ. Dubya-Maliki Accord. DEBKA > indics up to 20 LARGE/MASSIVE GROUND AND AIRBASES BEING CONSTRUCTED.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-11-27 20:26||   2007-11-27 20:26|| Front Page Top

#7 Biggest part of the surge is the change in tactis, straegy, and most of all, an agressive consistent ROE.
Posted by OldSpook 2007-11-27 23:17||   2007-11-27 23:17|| Front Page Top

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