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 Post subject: Director's Cut: New Video shows the truth in Anbar
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:51 am 
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Director's Cut: New Video shows the truth in Anbar that Petraeus does not want us to see
by Katie Halper

If Americans ever want their soldiers to leave then they have to deal with this civil war that we are stoking. Short-term gains for the American army are obvious; there will be fewer attacks on Americans in the short-run. But the Shia refugees are not able to return to their homes and as long as you have these misery belts with millions of people living in cinder block houses with no services, no water, you're going to have a continual engine that drives violence and you're just making the problem more intractable in the long run. This is a huge problem nationwide, there are 4-6 million refugees in Iraq who have been forced to flee their homes because of sectarian violence. It's making the problem infinitely more intractable. It's making it impossible to leave. We're arming both sides of the civil war. The longer we're there the worse the civil war will become. And the worse it will be when we leave. And the more cataclysmic the civil war will be once the U.S. leaves.

A number of videos there, sad but believable article.

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Good find, dori. Nice to hear about this story from another source.


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But what a sad story GR, especially in light of the Rs blocking any chance of bringing troops home in a civilized manner yesterday.

Why does this administration hate our service people? Why are they intent on driving Iraqis into the ground--and our service people along with them?

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dori wrote:
But what a sad story GR, especially in light of the Rs blocking any chance of bringing troops home in a civilized manner yesterday.


And just this morning Bush had something to say about how the Democrats are "more afraid" of pissing of moveon.org than the U.S. military. While Washington "he-shes" the situation, people are dying.

That video of handing the wad of cash to the ex-insurgent was shocking. I had the televised Petraeus briefing to Congress on the other day -- with the volume turned down, because it was such an obvious snow job. The level of detail in the localized corruption and globalized profiteering that's happening in Iraq today looks pretty overwhelming to me.


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