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To: Valin

From the Islamist's point of view, they have had a string of unbroken success since Afghanistan because a nightmare for the Soviets. Given that track record, recruitment is easy, and the continued growth of the terrorist movement is assured.

They must be handed some defeats. We are in the process of doing so, but if we stop too soon, Iraq and the US war in Afghanistan will also fall into their Win column, at least in their view.

I hate to sound dramatic, but on the success or failure of the Iraq War turns the prospects for peace in the World for the next 50 years. If the Islamists can be put back in their box, they will be managable. If they are not, things are going to get worse and worse for the forseeable future.


24 posted on 09/30/2006 10:26:22 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: gridlock

They must be handed some defeats. We are in the process of doing so, but if we stop too soon, Iraq and the US war in Afghanistan will also fall into their Win column, at least in their view.


Well said!


26 posted on 10/01/2006 11:31:40 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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