Umm, so?Trajan Octavian Titus said:What if we had left Germany or Japan before their elections? ... shoot talk of leaving Japan and Germany didn't even start until the 90's and we're still there now in 2005.
What if someone's decision to withdraw troops is based on other factors? Is it possible that anyone could reach this conclusion w/o an "instant gratification fixation"?Trajan Octavian Titus said:Face it for good or ill we're in this one for the long hall get over your instant gratification fixation and start looking towards the long term ...
Simon W. Moon said:Umm, so?
The price of tea in China has not kept up w/ the pace of inflation in years that end in a prime number.
This has what to do with long term troop deployment on foriegn soil?
What if someone's decision to withdraw troops is based on other factors? Is it possible that anyone could reach this conclusion w/o an "instant gratification fixation"?
What about someone like General Odom? He makes a case for "cutting and running" w/ nary a refernce to instant gratification. Is he merely deluded? Or does he actually make his case for the reasons he thinks he makes it?
"If I were a journalist, I would list all the arguments that you hear against pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, the horrible things that people say would happen, and then ask: Aren’t they happening already? Would a pullout really make things worse? Maybe it would make things better."
The US invasion of Iraq only serves the interest of:
1) Osama bin Laden (it made Iraq safe for al Qaeda, positioned US military personnel in places where al Qaeda operatives can kill them occasionally, helps radicalize youth throughout the Arab and Muslim world, alienates America's most important and strongest allies – the Europeans – and squanders US military resources that otherwise might be finishing off al Qaeda in Pakistan.);
2) The Iranians (who were invaded by Saddam and who suffered massive casualties in an eight year war with Iraq.);
3) And the extremists in both Palestinian and Israeli political circles
Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a Senior Fellow with Hudson Institute and a professor at Yale University. He was Director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988. From 1981 to 1985, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Army's senior intelligence officer. From 1977 to 1981, he was Military Assistant to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs, Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Canuck said:mind your bussiness america
and let the iraq people do what ever they want
if you want to stop al queda remove all the basses as per binladen request prior to 9/11
your arrogance has brought 9/11 on
your arrogance will bring 1000 x 9/11
the first wtc bombing was with manure
the second was 707 bombs
the next will be worse and so on
WAKE UP AMERICA