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How many Presidents will it take to get out of Iraq?

Consider Vietnam. If you count Eisenhower, there were four American Presidents dealing with the fiasco in Vietnam. It was one of our longest wars, took 58,000 American lives, and ended in embarrassing defeat. Yet through it all, we were told, repeatedly, that victory was just around the corner.

Unless you are an extreme optimist, the picture in Iraq looks gloomy, to say the least. A strong insurgency, the perfect mix for a civil war, and American forces severely strained--this does not present a rosey picture. And we have already been told, once, that the "war" was over--in May of 2003. But it is now May 2005, and the headlines, which keep getting relegated to the back pages of our newspapers, report continued violence, continued resistance, continued disagreement with the makeup of the new government.

I predict that the mess will clearly outlast Bush, and will likely continue through the first full term of his successor, and probably well beyond. It will be a black hole for U.S. money, and a constant drain on our military.

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RE: How many Presidents will it take to get out of Iraq?

I'd rather not think about it. I'm sure it won't happen in my lifetime. It's lucky for us that we have no domestic or terrorist issues to deal with...

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RE: How many Presidents will it take to get out of Iraq?

How many Iraqis will die in the process, before we finally decide to slink out in ignominious defeat? How many will continue to die after we leave? What's the best way to save face by admitting we failed and how darn sorry we are for creating such a mess in the first place? When are we gonna have war crimes trials for the misleaders that elected to get us into this fracus? Fascist mutherf@#kers!
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How many Iraqis will die in the process, before we finally decide to slink out in ignominious defeat? How many will continue to die after we leave? What's the best way to save face by admitting we failed and how darn sorry we are for creating such a mess in the first place? When are we gonna have war crimes trials for the misleaders that elected to get us into this fracus? Fascist mutherf@#kers!
Heard Seymour Hersh speak here tonight. His sentiments about the current administration are in sync with your views, Z. It astonishes Hersh, and me, that the Iraq war has come to pass with so little in the way of investigation on the part of either the press or the Congress.

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4 to 6 if the Iraqi's develop something of a democratic gov't. and a coehesive mentality. Of course we will always have bases there... Make your taxes payable direxctly to GW Bush...
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Don't worry...lists of all registered democrats have been compliled and the draft will be initiated based on those lists to speed up the process over there with extra troops. Its supposed to start this summer.

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Don't worry...lists of all registered democrats have been compliled and the draft will be initiated based on those lists to speed up the process over there with extra troops. Its supposed to start this summer.
Whew, good thing I'm not signed up with those traitors, er patriots!

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How many Iraqis will die in the process, before we finally decide to slink out in ignominious defeat? How many will continue to die after we leave? What's the best way to save face by admitting we failed and how darn sorry we are for creating such a mess in the first place? When are we gonna have war crimes trials for the misleaders that elected to get us into this fracus? Fascist mutherf@#kers!
Heard Seymour Hersh speak here tonight. His sentiments about the current administration are in sync with your views, Z. It astonishes Hersh, and me, that the Iraq war has come to pass with so little in the way of investigation on the part of either the press or the Congress.

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You guys are all clearly suffering from the same malaise of indifference and apathy that afflicts our nation.
We have just had the perfect opportunity to show Tony Bliar that we object to being lied to,are disgusted at invading a soveregn nation unprovoked and expect our government to be accountable.
Instead,the grinning little weasel skipped back into Downing St and started his new term by telling us that he wanted to focus on bringing 'respect' back into our society.The irony is almost amusing.

Over 1600 U.S servicemen dead
Over 80 U.K servicemen dead
???? Iraqi servicemen dead
?????? Iraqi civilians dead
of which ????? children dead


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RE: How many Presidents will it take to get out of Iraq?

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How many Iraqis will die in the process, before we finally decide to slink out in ignominious defeat? How many will continue to die after we leave? What's the best way to save face by admitting we failed and how darn sorry we are for creating such a mess in the first place? When are we gonna have war crimes trials for the misleaders that elected to get us into this fracus? Fascist mutherf@#kers!
Heard Seymour Hersh speak here tonight. His sentiments about the current administration are in sync with your views, Z. It astonishes Hersh, and me, that the Iraq war has come to pass with so little in the way of investigation on the part of either the press or the Congress.

Joe B.
You guys are all clearly suffering from the same malaise of indifference and apathy that afflicts our nation.
We have just had the perfect opportunity to show Tony Bliar that we object to being lied to,are disgusted at invading a soveregn nation unprovoked and expect our government to be accountable.
Instead,the grinning little weasel skipped back into Downing St and started his new term by telling us that he wanted to focus on bringing 'respect' back into our society.The irony is almost amusing.

Over 1600 U.S servicemen dead
Over 80 U.K servicemen dead
???? Iraqi servicemen dead
?????? Iraqi civilians dead
of which ????? children dead


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There were no Iraqi civilians dead.....just a bunch of Non-iraqi terrorist scum........and like vermine you can't kill too many terrorist scum. Or their supporters.

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