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Friday, December 9th, 2016

IT GOES ON AND ON

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“It’s hard to conceive that it would take more forces to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq than it would take to conduct the war itself and to secure the surrender of Saddam’s security forces and his army. Hard to imagine.” –Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, testifying before the House Budget Committee prior to the Iraq war, Feb. 27, 2003

Today:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Police say two car bombs kill 15 people and wound 27 in eastern Baghdad.

Maybe someone smarter than I am can give me some knowledge. If we are unable to secure a ‘new’ Iraq, why don’t we leave? Wouldn’t the other countries/UN come in to clean up? What exactly are we going to change in order to ‘finish’ the job and get out? We spend 2 billion a week there and there’s a place called New Orleans that sure could use some reconstruction.

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  • jt

    “If we are unable to secure a ‘new’ Iraq, why don’t we leave? Wouldn’t the other countries/UN come in to clean up?”

    If we leave the country will slip into an extremely bloody civil war and the UN will do no more than pass a toothless resolutions condemning the violence. However, Iran and Al Qaeda will definitely rush in to see which of them can grab as much of Iraq as possible.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Aren’t they in a bloody civil war now? So when do we get to leave? As my Iraqi-born friend told me recently, “You can’t change those people.”

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