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Thursday, July 28, 2005

POLL:Americans believe war in Iraq can't be won, nor democracy established.


More and more Joe Sixpack and even REDSTATE Suzie Housecoat see Bush as the lieing Bastard that he is and his WAR as a pointless Quagmire.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Kira Zalan said...

Our (gradually reduced) presence in Iraq will be required for the next five to ten years. There is a philosophy that militaries in democracies must adopt. A military force must understand itself to be a tool of the state, subjected to civilian power. The Iraqi military cannot be abandoned until we ensure that they have the necessary institutional ethos of protecting civilian power. An alternative to anarchy could also be a military coup by a self-perceived independent actor.

On the other hand, it seems the media is getting bored with Bush’s resolve. The topic of a troop withdrawal may be just that - a way to stir the pot.

I hope this isn’t just wishful thinking on my part. I hope there are people that understand the consequences of an early withdrawal, and will withstand the mounting pressure of shortsightedness.

Sunday, July 31, 2005 6:10:00 PM  
Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said...

I agree. The die has been cast and we cannot leave at least until the security forces are competent enough to take over and at this point regardless of what the administration says they are not ready. If American pulled out there will be almost certain civil war and I believe that when it was all said and done the Shia would take control and align themselves with Iran and form an Islamic super Theocracy. Then there would be real problems.

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:02:00 PM  

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