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To: ex-snook
Today's society wants immediate results, even when it is foolish and unreasonable. Iraq is being put back together very quickly and effeciently, despite all smears to the contrary.

There are desperate guerilla elements that would rather die than see us succeed. That is unsettling, but they will be a thorn in our side for only so long. At some point, the war reconstruction will be done, and a new government and social order will take over. Once people see that their lives are better without Saddam, attitudes will change. It is the aim of the U.S. to make that happen. We will have to enforce good government and responsible spending at the point of the bayonet for some time, much longer than the Adminstration is admitting. We can't have Iraq sliding into a theocracy or another dictatorship, and we need to ensure that their oil money is spent wisely.

In the long term, the game is rigged to succeed. At some point, Iraqis will begin to travel, and ideas will spread. Syrians will wonder why they don't have free speech, Saudis will want accountable government, and a righteous upheavel will take place in the Arab world. Before all that, however, we need to set an example for them to follow. We've built nations before, and despite what any government official tells you, we'll be in Iraq long enough to get the job done.

5 posted on 09/18/2003 11:31:34 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (Too close for guns, switching to missiles!)
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To: Steel Wolf
There were desperate guerrilla elements in germany too, called "the werewolves," and many american soldiers were killed by them, for several months.
8 posted on 09/18/2003 11:50:41 AM PDT by MLedeen
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To: Steel Wolf
We are doing a very good job and the right strategy for IRAQ....but it is only the beginning of the road to Victory. Only with continued moral and spiritual strength will we succeed. In the meantime we can just keep the word going, the powder dry and never forget who are the enemies of Freedom. BTW, I now keep a EoF (Enemies of Freedom)list.
10 posted on 09/18/2003 12:00:37 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero)
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