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  •  why? (none)
    he is not, what he says is realistic.

    The fact is, if the Iraqi will find ways to create a better, fairer, more free and more secure life for the citizens, those feelings will prevail and what remains is the notion that it couldn't have happened, if Saddam Hussein had not been toppled. That at least is directly related to the US invasion.

    The only thing is, it might be very unlikely that the Iraqi people will be able to create that life in the near future. They will have civil war more likely, and need to fight the "enemy within".

    I think, it might not be possible to "get Iraqi democracy" without the Iraqi themselves fighting against all those who oppose it. If the US military could withdraw relatively fast and quiet, it might end up that the US invasion into Iraq would be judged as a catalyst help for the Iraqis, who want to fight for a democratic constitution, to get into a situation where they at least could try to fight for it on their own.

    Bush is smiling while he is speaking now and I don't mind him doing so. There is nothing wrong with being "relieved" that the elections didn't turn out worse. And that's basically all there is to it right now.


    Human life should be governed by truth, freedom, justice and love.

    by mimi on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 10:11:04 AM PST

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    •  Not realistic at all (none)
      Do you really think the Americanpeople give 2 shits about Iraqi freedom?  how about Afghani freedom? Shouldn't that secure is place in history?  It doesn't does it?  See my point?

      "Just say no to torture." -Semi-Anonymous Blogger.

      by Armando on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 01:53:12 PM PST

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