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  •  We need to cast off the illusion of control. We (2+ / 0-)

    didn't really control Iraq even when we had a large military presence there. We also need to tell people to stop with the instant reaction cycle, jumping to conclusions about what will happen.

    My guess is that the uprising will not last, at least this time. They aren't strong enough against the Iraqi military, the US and the Iranians. But, it has to serve as a wake up call for some political change in Iraq.

    Above all, though, we have to remember JFK's words about what happens when we butt into civil wars that are none of our business:

    "I don't think that unless a greater effort is made by the Government to win popular support that the war can be won out there. In the final analysis, it's THEIR war. They are the ones who have to win it or lose it. "

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 07:49:55 AM PDT

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