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Posted By: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
10-Apr-08 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Out of Iraq in 6 Months
Subject: RE: BS: Out of Iraq in 6 Months
The number of troops is a red herring. The problem is that Bush doesn't want to do the hard part. He wants to keep a lid on things until the Democrats come in then let them deal with the mess.

The hard part is putting the Shiites in a position where they have to deal with the Kurds and Arabic speaking Sunnis.
The hard part is dealing with the Sadr army.
The hard part is getting the whole bunch to stop treating our treasury like their personal ATM machine.

Frankly, it is going to be a bitch. Its going to get worse before it gets better. But more US troops will not be the answer. That just give Al Qaeda more targets.

Amos' Post is right on the money. Al Qaeda is successfully attacking America every day. And the tens of thousands who live and come back maimed are possibly more successful terror attacks than the ones who go home in coffins which Bush will not allow to be photographed.