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  •  No, the key word was ASAP (4.00)
    The thing is, he, like many others in the military, don't want it to be considered another vietnam.

    My big thing is, we need to be broadcasting that we're getting out, giving a timeline which, like Feingold said, would erase the Iraqis fears that it would be a colonization or occupying force.

    But even more than that, broadcasting this would give other countries, who have been shut out of all of the rebuilding efforts by the greed of the US Cabal, might consider taking up the cause of Iraqi stability if it meant some economic gain to entities other than US Flag Companies a la Haliburton.

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: that all men are created equal.

    by Moesse on Mon Nov 28, 2005 at 05:31:12 AM PST

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    •  So, in addition to the ASAP Timeline (none)
      for orderly withdrawal of our troops, which would deflate the argument that we are colonizing Iraq to drain it of its resources we need to implement a review of all no-bid reconstruction and security contracts and open up the bidding to non-U.S. based corporations.

      In fact, I think that rebuilding efforts should be using local expertise as much as possible.  The Iraqi professional class included scientists, architects, builders, contractors, and engineers.

      It makes more sense to let Iraqis rebuild Iraqi, supporting their effort to rebuild local economies.

    •  ASAP will not... (none)
      ...allow for enough time to properly trained enough Iraqi troops.
      Civil war is inevitable. NO other country with enough means will step up because this is not a situation which can be won until after the blood is shed. This situation was created by an amateur who found himself President of the USA. Enormous tragedy. Hollywood script made real.

      Armando: But [I] find your obsession with promotion to be distasteful in the extreme. LMAO!

      by oratorio on Mon Nov 28, 2005 at 07:53:53 AM PST

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