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We went in there with the burden of going nearly alone, without proper planning. And now we pay the price. We have lost control of Iraq. Bremer is a lame duck. June 30th we hand power to nothing, all for the sake of a date selected by the needs of the Bush re-election campaign.

Originally posted to Kenton Ngo on Fri Apr 16, 2004 at 01:38 PM PDT.

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  •  his captors have said no harm (none)
    will come to him in accordance with Iraqi law.He was referred to as a prisoner of war.
     
  •  Went unwillingly (none)
    "I came to Iraq to liberate it. But I was not at all willing to come, because I wanted to stay with my child."

    Yikes.  He's gonna be in trouble for saying that when he gets back to his unit.

    It sounds like this will be a standard POW swap.  I wonder if the US will refuse to recognize him as a POW (rather a hostage) and therefor refuse to negotiate.

    By far the most important issue in politics is campaign finance reform.

    by jbrians on Fri Apr 16, 2004 at 02:35:52 PM PDT

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