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This silly reporter has confused himself by actually going to Iraq and tagging along with patrols. He would understand that we are in a quagmire if he would just sit put in his Washington office and let CNN tell him what is really happening.
1 posted on 03/16/2006 7:57:35 PM PST by Axhandle
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To: Axhandle
A cruel minority of perhaps 20,000 is terrorizing a majority population of more than 25 million. Even the everyday people who have disappointed us in their passivity are mostly not evil, but merely cowed by the violent fanatics in their midst.

This is what has puzzled me about the situation since early on. Why do they let these thugs and killers tell them what to do? They really don't have to. A "neighborhood association" with a few Kalashnikovs could get rid of the insurgent thugs PDQ. But they don't do it. The best I can figure is that they are victims of "learned helplessness." That's what makes laboratory dogs continue to cower in their cages even after the doors are open, convinced that stepping over the line will bring them another shock. But people aren't dogs .... One hopes they can learn.

2 posted on 03/16/2006 10:23:21 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (Kelo must GO!! ..... http://sonoma-moderate.blogspot.com/)
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7 posted on 03/17/2006 7:03:13 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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