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Re: What no comments on Bush's new iraq Plan?

"Jeff Strickland" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "ToMh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> I'm supporting the Pres this time. First time I felt that they are
>> being upfront about things and are finally willing to admit mistakes
>> and change the course. We can't let Iraq slip into Iranian and Syrian
>> control.
>> Having Iran control the 2nd largest oil reserve would be devastating.
>> Even though I feel they probably screwed it up beyond repair, we should
>> support this last effort.
>> They need to have more troops to be able to actually keep the
>> insurgents out. The way it's been is just like VietNam. They chase the
>> enemy away, then move on, only to have them come right back. The other
>> thing they need to do is to actually build back up the infrustructure,
>> so that people can have services, safety and not feel the need to join
>> these millitias for protection.

> The irony is that we had even more troops in Iraq, and the Dems were so
> annoyed with this that we had to bring some of the troops home. NOW, the
> Dems bitch that we can't do the job correctly, but when the Prez wants to
> remedy this by upping the troop count, the Dems bitch even louder, and
> threaten a move to cut off funds.

More irony: There are more private contractors in Iraq at the moment than
there are troops. Now, this may sound weird, but I wonder if corporations
have any influence in Washington. What do you think, Jeff?

Here's what a real president thought about the subject:
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