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  •  Actually, Mark Halperin asked Jerry Bremer (4+ / 0-)
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    something similar this morning:  

    “Why should we even consider going back to the same set of ideas to try to prop up a government with U.S. intervention, which seems to have failed and left us in this position? ... [W]hat business is it of the United States at this point who is in the government of people of Iraq?” Halperin asked. “Why isn’t that up to the people of Iraq, civil society and leaders there, to figure it out and not the United States?””
    You can guess the answer:
    “Because there is no one there who can do it and no other country who can do it,” Bremer said. “The experience of all of us involved in this for the last decade is that only the Americans can help the Iraqis broker across these sectarian and ethnic lines. There is nobody else who can do it, including the Iraqis.”

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    by NoMoJoe on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 08:42:42 AM PDT

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    •  Ah, now there is a brilliant mind.... Jerry Bremer (3+ / 0-)
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      who hired 22 year old college grads from Republican Party clubs to run Iraq.

      How well did that work out for you in 2004 Gerald?

      We will never be free from fear as long as we fear the NRA.

      by captainlaser on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 09:00:08 AM PDT

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    •  So does Bremer propose signing a SOFA ... (1+ / 0-)
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      that would subject American troops to arrest, prosecution and punishment under Iraqi law?  Because if he doesn't, we wouldn't be going there by invitation, we'd be going again as an invading force?  And exactly how much international support does he think we'd get for this year's version of Groundhog Day?

      Bin Laden is dead. GM and Chrysler are alive.

      by leevank on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 10:59:58 AM PDT

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