How to Leave a Stable Iraq

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  1. KenH

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    A thread for those who want to get away from the election yapping and want to discuss policy. :)

    How to Leave a Stable Iraq
    Building on Progress

    By Stephen Biddle, Michael E. O'Hanlon, and Kenneth M. Pollack

    From Foreign Affairs , September/October 2008
    Summary: The situation in Iraq is improving. With the right strategy, the United States will eventually be able to draw down troops without sacrificing stability.


    You can read the article here:

    www.foreignaffairs.org/20080901faessay87503/stephen-biddle-michael-e-o-hanlon-kenneth-m-pollack/how-to-leave-a-stable-iraq.html?mode=print
     
  2. YOUTUBECANBESAVED

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    I can always depend on a good link from you KenH

    and even Bush's plan is close to Obama's , Praise God we are coming home from this occupation. Is it 2 or 3 billion a month now, I do not know. We can start using that money to help Veterans and those who had limbs blown off.

    My Opinion on this Political board
     
  3. KenH

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    More like $10 billion per month.
     
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    We have had bases over seas for more than 50 years> why is everyone making a big deal about this, now?

    In fact, we need to shut down the bases we have remaining in Europe, and move them to Iraq as well. We need to keep a large presence their> their are millions of Muslim extremists, desiring to make nuclear weapons, and destroy our Ally Israel. The middle east needs to have an effective staging area.
     
  5. KenH

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    We can't do that even if we want to. We can't continue to add $500-600 billion year after year after year to our national debt.

    The Iraqis don't want us to do what you suggest anyway.
     
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    National news mentioned that Anbar province is the 11th of 18 provinces that have been turned back to the Iraq forces.

    Seems something is happening :thumbs:


    Time will tell if they can hold them.
     
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    Maybe if the U.S. could station 200,000 or so troops in every town in the world that is in a Muslim country, we might be able to do this.

    However, in reality there will have to be a better way. For me, it starts with getting Obama elected. Since he has at least the respect of much of the world leaders, he just might be able to get more done than the war-first candidate, John McCain would be able to do.
     
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    Cost.... None of the bases cost nearly this amount...
     
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    If you sincerely believe this I suggest that you read a copy of Winston S. Churchill's The Second World War: The Gathering Storm, Vol. 1. Everyone thought Nevile Chamberlain was a man that "at least had the respect of much of the world leaders." However, Hilter, Mussolini, and Stalin (to some extent) all smiled in his face and gobbled up Eastern Europe and North Africa little piece by little piece. Each time they would say, "Oh no now that we have X we promise we don't want anymore." Finally, England and France found themselves out numbered, and out gunned when in the mid-1930s they had the upper hand but the appeasement liberals in England and France kept pushing and pushing for them to disarm and give ground for peace at any cost. Then look what happened.:tonofbricks:
     
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    This can't be happening!!:eek:

     

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