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...or, you could Google Achmed Chalabi and compulsive liar--that might get you a concise list of Iraqis demanding US imperialist intervention.
Not too great an improvement over Sr Bauer's convoluted search parameters.

Here's what I mean: The more restrictions placed on a search, the smaller the resultant list. Since Google searches by a process of accumulated linkages, results are hierarchically based on the number of overt references to that link.

Thus, one can influence the list of results by restricting it with search parameters. Small numbers of key words in a search list are generally less restrictive than long lists.

So, if somebody presents you with a search string that reads like a Deuteronomy genealogy, it's a good indication that they are biasing the results.
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Now I have heard everything. Justification of the mass murder of 100,000 people by Google hit.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Now I have heard everything. Justification of the mass murder of 100,000 people by Google hit.
Now I have heard of everything + 1, argument extremis ad absurdum.
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Was not Msr Chalabi's "handiwork" used to cobble together the rock solid case for rushing into that imminently threatening WMD wellspring? How about Googling Iraqi National Congress and discredited "intelligence".
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Was not Msr Chalabi's "handiwork" used to cobble together the rock solid case for rushing into that imminently threatening WMD wellspring? How about Googling Iraqi National Congress and discredited "intelligence".
How about "Iraqi dissidents"? That's reeeeally simple.
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What...no discredited "intelligence"? No 45 minutes to armagedon? Mobile chemical trailers?
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Somewhere way up this thread was a question about what Iraqis wanted. The simplest explanation can be found by asking the simplest questions.

Now if you want to pursue a new question, I'm game.

Describe your question.

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Even more basic would be to parse out the desires of the various subgroups within larger artificial category of Iraq. Let's see, my crystal ball sez: the Sunni minority desired to remain in power, the Kurds desire(d) a separate Kurdish nation, the Shia desire(d) control and closer ties to their fellow Shiite Iranian cousins to the east. But of course, the American's desired to shower each of these groups with their wildest fantasies and we would never ever shove Western conceptions of their desires down their throats with a cluster bomb chaser.
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Even more basic would be to parse out the desires of the various subgroups within larger artificial category of Iraq. Let's see, my crystal ball sez: the Sunni minority desired to remain in power, the Kurds desire(d) a separate Kurdish nation, the Shia desire(d) control and closer ties to their fellow Shiite Iranian cousins to the east. But of course, the American's desired to shower each of these groups with their wildest fantasies and we would never ever shove Western conceptions of their desires down their throats with a cluster bomb chaser.
Recent evidence (exclusive of the Sunnis) to the contrary.
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RE: Ann Coulter thinks Canada went to Vietnam

Since you lived in the Middle East, I would assume you also know that a war with Iran would be a real war and not the fight-the-tin-horn-dictator war we just fought against Saddam and his run-away army.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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