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  •  real good ... until the end (1+ / 0-)
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    "There is no good reason why a phased transfer of power between the supposed 200,000+ trained Iraqi soldiers and our own over-extended military is not already taking place"

     The good reason this is not taking place is that Iraq, left unsupervised by U.S. troops, is going to explode into ethnic cleansing. THe Kurds and the Shi'ites are going to clean house on their former opressors. Any Sunni left alive will be left in the four provinces that are predominantly Sunni - and that means no oil for them. The Shi'ia are likely to cleave to Iran and create another Islamic Republic and the Kurds would be quite happy to extend the current Kurdish autonomous area to all of the land occupied by ethnic Kurds ... neatly controlling the oil fields in the north.

     So ... we flynch, even a little, and we get an instant failed Sunni state right next door to Saudi, Another little Iran, and a fat, sassy Kurdistan that will fill ethnic Kurds in Turkey and Iran with a desire for their own self determination.

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    by Iowa Boy on Tue May 30, 2006 at 05:24:27 AM PDT

    •  I address some of this issue in my (0+ / 0-)

      new diary.

      But beyond my comments there the point is this:

      U.S. Forces are the bait in the fly trap for insurgents and terrorists in Iraq. Without us, much of the violence is immediately reduced.  Second, there are supposedly more Iraqi Forces (over 200,000) than Ameican (150,000) in the region.  

      Why in the hell can't the Iraqis hold their own after three years?

      My point isn't that we need to leave all at once, but that our forces shouldn't be doing their  3rd and 4th rotation - they should have been releaved by their Iraqi counterparts and gradually come home.  That is the plan that the President continually claims we're following, but we never seem to implement.  If Iraqi forces are properly trained and experienced there is no good reason to expect that internecine violence will explode without our presense - arguably, it's exploding with our presense just fine.

      What's the problem?


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      by Frank Vyan Walton on Tue May 30, 2006 at 10:57:16 AM PDT

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