THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAQ - DIPLOMACY - Rumsfeld, in Baghdad, Presses the Iraqis On Insurgency and Writing Constitution - NYTimes.comPublished: July 28, 2005
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld pressed Iraqi political leaders on Wednesday to settle their differences and agree on a new constitution quickly, and to exert more influence with Syria and Iran to force them to end support for the insurgency.
Speaking to reporters en route to an unannounced visit here, Mr. Rumsfeld laid out a blunt prescription for what Iraqi leaders must do in the coming weeks and months to ensure that a stable, secure and popularly elected government takes root, and to allow American troops to begin to withdraw.
If you're ashamed of being a Leftist (and I would be!) you can always change your reading habits and discover new worlds.
But anyone who enjoys predicting the possible number of American casualties is pretty much doomed to being a Leftist for the rest of their lives.
Yay another thread hijacked about Bush and the war in Iraq.....
My question is will there be protests around the world if Obama authorizes ground troops? Or will there be the sounds of silence? Will we see the next version of Jane Fonda and Patty Sheehan? Will Democrats claim they were lied to?
No war has been won without a ground game (sorry, not war... technically the papers are unsigned and are on the UPS truck) this is a humanitarian involvement using oversized firecrackers from military ships off the coast to strike fear into the opposition. Next come the nerf balls, then the attack of soap bubbles.
Remember, I said it's not a war. It's something else. Papers aren't signed you see. And whatever you do, don't mention the Germans.
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Damn I swear we need some heavier mod action going on in these forums, this bull**** is getting out of hand. There's almost nothing left that can even be called "debate."
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