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  •  When will the Iraqi military be capable... (none)
    ..of securing the country?

    • When the insurgents convert to Christianity.
    • When Iran takes over.
    • When Bush says they are.
    • When Saddam is returned to power.

    Why is that our soldiers are given 6 weeks in boot camp to train for active duty, but the Iraqis are still untrained after three years?

    Obviously our continued presence there has nothing to do with Iraqi readiness.

    •  Of course it does. (none)
      You certainly cannot be cynical enough to believe that we are building 14 permanent military bases for anything but training Iraqi's while we plan for a withdrawal? We are exporting freedom, and Iraq is buying, Oh Yeah!

      We also can realize the dream of a world without war, but only by stubborn persistence, only by a refusal to surrender that dream -Howard Zinn

      by Jawis on Tue Nov 29, 2005 at 08:44:21 AM PST

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      •  We're Corrupt, And We Export Corrupt Freedom (none)
        Is anyone going to do a diary on the latest GAO finding, that the Air Force illegally and precipitately handed out no-bid contracts worth millions for the job of scaring up democracy in Iraq? So far, no response from the Air Force or the Pentagon. WaPo story from this morning here:

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

        "That story isn't worth the paper it's rotten on."--Dorothy Parker

        by martyc35 on Tue Nov 29, 2005 at 09:57:31 AM PST

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