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18 November 2005
Bill Clinton: War against Iraq "a big mistake"

Bill Clinton has articulated the views of two-thirds of all Americans: the war against Iraq was "a mistake".

Now the floodgates are open as more and more will line up to oppose the war. This is the turning point, and I am only amazed that it happened less than three years into the war. Coming as it does on the heels of the Senate's vote for a "phased withdrawal," we should pretty soon see the Americans fighting amongst themselves. So long as they are doing that the rest of us can rest easy in our beds.

It is not just about the sovereignty of Iraq, is it? Iraq is fighting for all those who oppose globalised capitalism and want to see it destroyed. Iraq is our standard bearer and for that reason the flag of proud, brave Iraq heads this posting.

Push on Iraq! Push on and give them no rest! They will not stand if you push on!

I oppose the war in Iraq like most other sane person -- but not for a minute do I believe that the terrorists in Iraq -- and make no mistake, that's what they are -- are "fighting for all those who oppose globalised capitalism and want to see it destroyed." That's such a load of stupidity. The average Iraqi wants all the trappings of the west. The average terrorist wants control, and you only get that from a fundamentalist state or a dictartorship. The terrorists oppose the dictartorship, but they are all for fundamentalism.

18 November 2005 at 15:06  

Two thirds of Americans? Where do you get that bogus figure?

18 November 2005 at 22:42  

We won't bail out of Iraq, despite all of the cries of the Democrats and anti-war folks.

The first reason: The country will immediately fall into civil war. It would create instability and we'd be hard pressed to not go back into to stop the slaughter that will happen if Saddam's officer corps and elites get back into power.

Reason two: Why would Bush want to go down in history as losing the war? He has already said the GWOT will take a long time and won't be popular. He won't back down now. Especially since we have peaceful conditions in the majority of Iraqi provinces and are now able to put pressure on Iran.

Reason three: Pulling out just reinforces the notion that killing Americans gets results. It will make the world a more dangerous place because the enemies will concentrate on killing as many troops as possible as quickly as possible to turn American public opinion against future conflicts. Pulling out after 2000 troop deaths over three years sends a message that Americans cannot handle conflict tht results in casulties. It will embolden anti-American forces because they will think that Americans are short-sided and unwilling to commit to a cause if enough Americans are killed. After all, throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Democrat leaders sounded the alarm about Saddam and his danger to America, but now flip when popular opinion changes. We will be seen as a paper tiger that talks loud, but fails to get the job done. It puts us into danger because it emboldens our enemies. We need to send a message along the line of China that we will do what is necessary, despite troop losses.

Reason four: We are winning the war, despite the negative PR. Why pull out now when the situation will be resolved in a few years?

18 November 2005 at 22:57  


The first two words in my posting are a link. If you click on that link it will take you to an article. The final paragraph states that about two-thirds of Americans now oppose the war. Got that? Click on link, read through to last paragraph.

As for the other two, I actually hope that you are both correct and that your shithole of a country does stay in Iraq. I don't think that will happen, but I hope I am wrong. Stay until your economy cracks and your army has been bled white.

19 November 2005 at 04:26  

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