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Thugs with no souls is right. Also, Gen Petraeus has some interesting comments on the developments there.
1 posted on 03/08/2007 4:19:10 AM PST by Steel Wolf
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To: Steel Wolf

Then we must be doing something right.


2 posted on 03/08/2007 4:22:48 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Steel Wolf

Here's some more:

General David Petraeus, in his first news conference in Baghdad since he took command last month, also said he saw no immediate need to request more U.S. troops, but reinforcements already requested would likely stay "well beyond the summer."

"There is no military solution to a problem like that in Iraq, to the insurgency of Iraq," Petraeus said.

"Military action is necessary to help improve security ... but it is not sufficient."

He said political progress would require talking to and reconciling with "some of those who have felt the new Iraq did not have a place for them."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070308/pl_nm/iraq_usa_general_dc_2


3 posted on 03/08/2007 4:27:32 AM PST by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: Steel Wolf
if alawi gets in with a new coalition he just might be the strong man to secure peace. malaki's time may be up in terms of his strength for unification and sadr won't have his man on the scene pulling strings for shittes.

still, with every poltical change there will be new problems and perhaps the worse would be having too strong of a leader... like alawi becoming the next saddam.
7 posted on 03/08/2007 8:00:02 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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