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To: LSUfan
Total nonsensical hogwash.

Refute my analysis then. Who do you think is strong enough to stabilize the country once we're gone?

BTW- State Dept doctrine is to continue throwing money into a black hole.

Iraq is no longer a threat.

The lack of leadership makes it a threat to regional stability. Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Syria are currently jockeying for position in the country. The Iraqi Army is unable to defend the country and the Iraqi Police are corrupt to the core.

Iraq was a threat under Saddam.

To whom? The House of Saud? I don't recall Iraqi's attacking the US.

28 posted on 07/24/2010 10:30:28 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Sarajevo

Who do you think is strong enough to stabilize the country once we’re gone?

Iraq wasn’t “stable” by that definition under Saddam. You’re looking for a new dictator. Why, I have no idea.

BTW- State Dept doctrine is to continue throwing money into a black hole.

You are confusing policy with doctrine. Stability is State Dept doctrine.

The lack of leadership makes it a threat to regional stability. Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Syria are currently jockeying for position in the country. The Iraqi Army is unable to defend the country and the Iraqi Police are corrupt to the core.

The idea that Iraq’s internal position today poses a greater threat to regional and world stability than Saddam Hussein’s regime is simply misguided. Pundits have been predicting since before Saddam was overthrown that Iran would take over Iraq. It hasn’t happened yet and the Shia won’t allow the Sauds to take over either. Syria is not even worth mentioning as they have neither the wealth nor expertise to pose the threat you are imagining.

To whom? The House of Saud? I don’t recall Iraqi’s attacking the US.

This is where your true colors become obvious. Your clear stance is that Saddam’s Iraq was not a threat and that position is undefensible, as laid bare by the sources cited in the sources linked in the article I posted, as well as the Human Events article from 2008.


30 posted on 07/24/2010 10:55:53 AM PDT by LSUfan
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