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Mahdi Army makes a final push to control southwest Baghdad
McClatchy Newspapers ^ | June 9 2007 | Leila Fadel, Sahar Issa and Mohammed al Dulaimy

Posted on 06/09/2007 8:47:10 PM PDT by ASC2006

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To: jveritas

“we lost some good folks because of this.”

I miss a couple of them, but I look at it more like this “they decided to leave the best conservative forum on the internet, while also in many cases acknowledging that they would sacrifice their priciples for a false hope”.

To me, that’s very sad. What little I know about one of the sites, I’m going to say that the way they are doing things puts them directly in the cross-hairs of those liberal who want to shut down Political Forums. That really makes me sad. As for the over-all “bannings”, no such thing. Hundreds jumped ship groups of 20 intentially crossed all lines, and the remaining “tens” simply requested that they be banned. They don’t count, and neither do the one’s that cowardly jumped ship. So it comes to a very small number that could be perceived as “purged”, but even then...it was purge by choice.


51 posted on 06/09/2007 10:23:30 PM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: ASC2006
Sheesh! Talk about predictable.... This is precisely what we said was going to happen on the day he released the announcement that he was telling his boys to stop fighting and play nice.

If Mookie ever says he’s ordered his ‘army’ to confront our troops and fight to the death, we’ll know they’re running for the hills.

52 posted on 06/09/2007 10:24:11 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: ArmstedFragg

We’re sorry. He is unable to hear you.


53 posted on 06/09/2007 10:26:21 PM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

He can hear. He just can’t talk.


54 posted on 06/09/2007 11:07:04 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: vbmoneyspender

jmc1969 banned? I didn’t know. Why?


55 posted on 06/10/2007 1:23:19 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: jveritas

What did jmc 1969 do to get banned?


56 posted on 06/10/2007 1:24:12 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: ASC2006
“Muqtada al-Sadr’s militia has resurfaced in force.”

OK. So why are our “Surge’ forces not engaging and killing them? Once again, I see our political leaders are not serious about the war. It’s no wonder nothing ever gets resolved there. Iraq has become EXACTLY like Vietnam. Political sensitivities take precedence over actions on the battlefield.

57 posted on 06/10/2007 4:32:34 AM PDT by Gum Shoe
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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58 posted on 06/10/2007 10:26:43 AM PDT by SJackson (isolationism never was, never will be acceptable response to[expansionist] tyrannical governments)
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To: vbmoneyspender
"jmc1969 was a tool who was more than willing to run down the war just because the Sunnis he favored weren’t being treated the way he wanted them to."
How strange my hundreds of intercourses with jcmc1969 never left me with that impression, and if anything quite the contrary. He more often then not, brought out kinks in how things where being ran, but never condemed in full anyone in particular. He had some strong things to say about say Bremmer, but in retrospect, Bremmer screwed up a lot of things early on, that say Jay Garner would not have considered doing, and he did not allow his level of criticism to go much beyond the Bremmer lead State Department lackys that should not have been given so much power to run things with no checks in place.
The allowance to let the UN and Europeans in essence pursuade the Iraqi to accept a voting systems whereby one votes for a list, not an individual should be a case in point.
In addition he along with some others, including myself had over a period of time admonished our readership to consider reading Blog sites such as Iraq the Model (ITM) in order to garner some early on inside perspectives from the view of a few Iraqi professional types.
Is it a sin to post articles one may feel contain some real BS, but post them so that others can see how a given media perceives or in some cases, attempts to hoodwink the masses.
59 posted on 06/10/2007 7:21:02 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: elhombrelibre
Not only the fat one must be halted at this point, but by all indications Iraq would be better off in the long run, if Allawi and his associated parties joined together and demanded a interim elections to vote for a new PM.
Maliki is allowing the country to go down as fast as his predessor, Jaffari did. They are not getting important things done such as legislating an equitable oil law.
They are going to spoil the good will being generated by the many Sunni Tribes who now work with the Iraqi forces and US forces.
A guy like Allawi would probably say. The BS must stop and all Iraqi political parties had better stop screwing off and come together to get them over the hump.
Maliki claims he wants to stop sectarian violence, then goes out of this way, by doing little or nothing to bring all quarters of Iraqi under one fold.
Everyone must feel they will get a slice of the pie, under the law. It simply is not happening at this point.
60 posted on 06/10/2007 7:28:01 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Marine_Uncle

jmc1969 banned? why?


61 posted on 06/10/2007 7:32:05 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: jveritas

It is good to see you are still here. Stay strong and take care. It is nice to see someone who has the courage of his convictions.


62 posted on 06/11/2007 2:15:42 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: DallasSun

Thank you Dallas, glad to see you too :)


63 posted on 06/11/2007 2:23:44 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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