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Iraq 90 percent secure, says Middle East expert

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    :laugh: An AUTHOR sez....

    Even if true, would you board a plane if 90 percent of them didn't crash?
     
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    I believe it is in the 90's, MP, else there would never be a plane crash.
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

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    WD, there's a HUGE difference in 'in the 90s' and 90 percent. Planes are more like six 9s (99.9999 percent) safe. If they were 90 percent safe, we'd see thousands of crashes every day.
     
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    What percentage of Iraq is desert? The desert is always secure. :laugh:
     
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    I think this is great news and I pray it's true. I thought we recently read where violence in the green zone had picked up. If you're not safe in the green zone then how can 90% of the country be safe?

    I do pray it's true and the occupation will soon be over.
     
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    Joel Rosenberg's bio reads like a neocon resume. Looks like he plays the fear angle like an expert neocon propagndist too. What else can a neocon say than "we're winnig" and the "surge" is working?

    The violence is down because most of the ethinc cleansing is over, Iraq is divided and there isn't as many people there to kill as when we first began "liberating them". Al Sadr is still holding his army back...waiting.

    Iraq is not secure.
     
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    Judging by the source and the poster, I doubt this is the whole story.
     
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    Odds of Death Due to Injury, United States, 2005

    Air and space transport accidents 1 in 501,518 (year) 1 in 6,438 (lifetime)

    Far less than you would think. BTW:

    Motor vehicle accident. 1 in 6,801 (year) 1 in 87 (lifetime)



    http://www.nsc.org/lrs/statinfo/odds.htm
     
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    The problem is that it seems like those who want to keep U.S. troops in Iraq want to have it both ways - if things are somewhat calm they say that our troops can't leave because it might cause things to turn hot again, and if things are turbulent then they say that our troops can't leave because things are hot.

    It seems like they simply agree with Senator McCain that our military has to remain in Iraq for the next one hundred years.
     
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