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    I think the war was started specifically to set off a region-wide Sunni/Shiite civil war:
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/10/72150/8497
    "Divide and conquer" is classic, standard military strategy. I think that there are hidden ties with Israel and Saudi Arabia that simply can't be understood without  more information (which we're unlikely to get). Cheney and Rumsfeld in particular just aren't dumb. It's comforting to disparage the intelligence of people you disagree with, but oh-so-dangerous.... In my view, the people killed and money spent so far is like sacrificing a pawn to them, in a 20 year long chess game. It's still all about oil.

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