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  •  I'm not convinced you can increase the army... (4.00)
    Honestly, no matter how much they sweaten the deal who in the hell is going to join the military at this point?  I agree that Kerry's "No Draft" plan is better than Bush's, but after the damage Bush has done I'm not entirely convinced it could work (unfortunately this goes for many of Kerry's plans in regards to Iraq, etc).  

    I'm also not convinced we need to increase the size of the military.  Our military should be used for national defense.  Why do we have it deployed all around the world like we do?  

    We should leave our bases in other countries and cut our military in half.  

    As far as Iraq goes...I'm sorry to say, but at this point even getting two more active duty divisions and putting them in Iraq (which Kerry claims he will not do), would not help anything.  Whatever chance we had to win the peace in Iraq was lost over a year ago.  Our foreign allies are not going to step into a quagmire, it doesn't matter who is in charge.  Once again, if Kerry was elected a year ago, his plans may have worked, but now it's too late.  

    The solution for Iraq is to just pull our troops out!  The Iraqis will have to resolve the situation among themselves.  I hate to say it, after all the damage we've done, but that is the only realistic view of the situation.  The idea that we can stabilize Iraq is just an example of this country's arrogance and hubris.  

    In Britain they admit to having royalty. In the United States we pretend we don't have any, and then we elect them president.

    by Asak on Sat Oct 09, 2004 at 09:06:34 PM PDT

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    •  The idea that the Iraqis (none)
      can work out the situation for themselves leaves out the fact that it is not a country in a vacuum.

      Iran has its eyes on it.  The Jurds want Kurdistan, and parts of that are across the borders in Iran, Syria, and Turkey.

      You're "solution" would accomplish a faster destabilization of the entire region.

      None of which would reduce the number of terrorists in Iraq or elsewhere; it would do the opposite.  Iraq, as it is, is a victory for bin Laden.

      A lie is halfway around the world before the truth can get its shoes on -- Mark Twain

      by jnagarya2 on Sun Oct 10, 2004 at 07:40:12 AM PDT

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