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  •  Exactly (9+ / 0-)

    We are still a long way from the number that Shinseki thought we would need. A long way from the numbers that are recognized as the amount needed to to occupy a country. Even, if we used those type of numbers, our prospects for success would be doubtful. Sadr will not confront us in a conventional fashion. There will be not only an increased amount of American casualties but a huge amount of Iraq civilian casualties as well. It will barely put a dent in weakening Sadr and will most likely bring him more followers.

    If one was against the war from the beginning, it makes no logical sense to see any plan right now as a salvation. One of the major reasons to be against this war from the start is because we knew it would eventually lead to a hopeless quagmire. If one were to think at this point that there is some magic plan out there, one might as well have supported this war from the start.

    There is no good alternative. One of the least painful options would be to get out and have the Saudis and Iranians participate in peace talks to end a Civil War (that will go on for years) that they now strategically have an strong interest in.

    Way to go Dubya! Civil Wars are on the march!

    •  Right now, you would need 400,000 in country (2+ / 0-)
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      HL Mungo, SecondComing

      to even have a chance, and there is just no way we are going to get them.

      Herr Rumsfeld:  WTF were you thinking?

      Parker: It's the damn company. What about our lives, you son of a bitch? Ash: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.

      by Cartoon Peril on Wed Dec 13, 2006 at 05:48:54 AM PST

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