Iraq Rising

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Revmitchell, May 27, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

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    ....................It speaks to the misdirection of the party that what is good for Iraq and coalition forces is bad for Democrats. Thus, Democrats cannot applaud the recent rollback of al-Qaeda, since doing so would discredit their assurance that Iraq is wholly disconnected from the fight against bin Laden’s network. Neither can they celebrate the Iraqi forces’ success in Basra. That would contradict the narrative that Iraq is a lost cause best surrendered to its internal chaos. To acknowledge gains in security, meanwhile, would be to concede that the American troop presence – that is, the surge that Senator Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi were confidently declaring a “failure” last fall – is helping to pacify the country. Acknowledging that would, of course, nullify the logic of precipitous withdrawal. The only remaining option is to mouth the mantra that Iraq is a failure and hope that reality dovetails with defeatism. ..............


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    But how can anyone consider Iraq a success when the issue of displaced, tortured, and murdered Iraqi Christians is not part of the equation?

    http://www.christiansofiraq.com/demonstrationsmay08.html

    The Bush administration created a muslim state and neither the press nor the administration has ever addressed the plight of Iraqi Christians, who have been driven out of Iraq by the tens of thousands. :tear:
     
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    No one has said things are final in Iraq but they are certainly a long ways from being a quagmire/failure the libs need it to be.
     
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    Defeating the insurgency militarily is not the issue in Iraq. We know that can be done and always have. The issues are:

    1. How long can the United States afford financially to stay in Iraq?

    2. Can Iraq ever be a functioning, united representative democracy with Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis - and with freedom of religion and civil liberties for all of its citizens?

    3. Will Iraq, with its Shiite majority, end up being an ally of Iran's, not the United States'?
     

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