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  •  Slight quibble: (0+ / 0-)

    The part I hated about the end was how the Kurds and Shiites that were encouraged to rise up against Saddam were left to the wolves as soon as the Iraqi military was driven out of Iraq and permanently hobbled by airstrikes.

    Other than that, it was a great withdrawal compared to...what we're still waiting to happen in our current five wars: Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and now Libya.

    "Pragmatists don't DO things! They explain to you how things CANNOT be done." - AndyS In Colorado

    by Uberbah on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 02:26:12 PM PDT

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    •  Could be.. (0+ / 0-)

      ..but I don't know enough about what was 'promised' to know if it was just encouragement, or a betrayal.

      If we never actually promised to help, then the Kurds and Shiites made their own decision.

      "To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well." Justice Robert Jackson, Chief Prosecutor, Nuremberg.

      by Wayward Son on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 04:04:01 PM PDT

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