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To: Kaslin
Fully half the battle (and probably more) in a drawn out counterinsurgency like this is simply having the will to stick it out when it looks like it's going nowhere. It's hard to be patient when good people are getting blown up, but that (among other things) is what is required. This will must be present even in the face of a far distant, uncertain outcome. Maintaining that kind of will in Iraq has paid off. It mattered not that the majority of Americans lacked the will, because the Americans who mattered didn't lack it.

Without that will, there is no hope of anything. Let's not lose just because we blinked first.

9 posted on 08/31/2009 9:04:51 PM PDT by squidly
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To: squidly

You said:
Without that will, there is no hope of anything. Let’s not lose just because we blinked first.

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You tell this to my son in law who is sitting behind an empty Howitzer because he has nothing to fire out of it while rockets are being lobbed overhead at said Howitzer!

You think you might “blink”??!! You have no clue what’s going on in that dirty, filthy godforsaken country that has no appreciation for the presence of the US or allied forces.
We are the invaders, to be used for whatever we can supply to them at the moment.... medical care, food, protection for a small “village”, target practice! There are no thanks given; no heartfelt thanks, anyway! Why should they thank us? We are rich, they are poor ... we can afford to give and we should give it to them! Sound familiar?! Like every other US hating country on this planet! Propaganda against our country can’t be swayed by 0bama sitting with world leaders and having tea!

This is a war that should be fought from the air, but the 44th president of the US won’t allow carpet bombing of the poppy fields, he won’t allow surgical strikes, he won’t allow defensive fire. What kind of a strategy is that? I’ll tell you! A purposefully losing one!

He’s queasy about killing the taliban, but not about killing the unborn!


10 posted on 08/31/2009 9:49:01 PM PDT by kimla
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