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  •  I honestly don't think this is about propaganda (4.00)
    I think this is desparation.  There seriously is no getting out of this for the Bushies until the security situation is solved--if 150,000 US troops can't do it, 200,000 Iraqi's will never.  They're hoping against hope this turns the tide before support for the War drops out completely--and it won't turn the tide.  Period.  They need to for once be honest with themselves and recognoze how long this is actually going to be and then be honest with America.  At least then we can democratically decide what to do.

    To his virtues be very kind, to his vices, very blind.

    by Descrates on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 08:48:49 AM PST

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    •  ...of course (none)

      A lot of the insurgents, probably most, are fighting the presence of foreigners on Iraqi soil.  Remove the main grievance, and the insurgency shrinks to proportions manageable by the Iraqis themselves.  

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