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Submitted by LindaK (United States), Jul 24, 2007 at 11:21

"redeployed to the deserts and borders where they and their high-tech equipment can play a strategic role."

  • Contain or rollback the Iranian and Syrian governments.
  • Assure the free flow of oil and gas.
  • Fight Al-Qaeda and other international terrorist organizations.
  • Provide a benign presence in Iraq.

    These are worthy strategic objectives and appear possible IF the borders are closed and controlled. This is a similar proposition to our Mexican and Canadian borders at home. Where's the fence? A high-tech fence would negate the need for so many troops.


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    Title Commenter Date Thread
    My Opinion [247 words]TabarkMar 31, 2010 13:00170825
    Iraq War. [81 words]Holly HMar 24, 2009 15:33152703
    I think an internal redeployment in Iraq is a good but inadequate step [218 words]Charles MartelAug 27, 2007 18:06107073
    Criminal Incompetence [132 words]Jean de la ValletteAug 29, 2007 13:36107073
    ingredient for lasting peace in Iraq [225 words]jennifer solisAug 22, 2007 14:58106772
    Reply to Ms. Solis' comments [304 words]Roger W. GardnerAug 22, 2007 21:34106772
    knowledge vs. opinion [486 words]jennifer SolisAug 23, 2007 18:54106772
    Response to Ms. Solis' comments [300 words]Roger W. GardnerAug 24, 2007 17:31106772
    unconditional surrender [226 words]jennifer solisAug 24, 2007 18:53106772
    Reply to Ms. Solis' comments [497 words]Roger W. GardnerAug 26, 2007 18:48106772
    the pleasure is mine [102 words]jennifer solisAug 28, 2007 15:28106772
    Bush won all the battles, and lost the war. [181 words]SheerahkahnAug 15, 2007 15:47106294
    Re: Salvaging the Iraqi War [45 words]Paul B. RossAug 8, 2007 09:11105686
    Iraq's not ready for national democracy, but local control and democracy is possible [214 words]JabbaTheTuttAug 6, 2007 08:41105558
    Daniel Pipes for President! [199 words]Archimedes2Aug 2, 2007 00:20105260
    Plans evolve from great minds like D.P. [182 words]infosifterJul 31, 2007 23:18105204
    You fight to win not appease [413 words]guy leven-torres (agricola)Aug 3, 2007 17:59105204
    Iraq: Pandora's box or Pyrrhic Victory? [574 words]Guy Leven-TorresJul 31, 2007 10:42105173
    Re-Deploy Troops to Iraq Borders [151 words]RobJul 31, 2007 06:35105160
    Iraq and what to do about it [394 words]AyashaJul 30, 2007 15:12105139
    The Battle of Iraq and the Clash of Civilizations [359 words]Roger W. GardnerJul 29, 2007 16:31105083
    The Battle of Iraq and the Clash of Civilizations - Correct [143 words]J SharpeJul 29, 2007 21:15105083
    Gardner's comments [52 words]Gale ShawJul 30, 2007 15:11105083
    Can Islam [215 words]donvanAug 1, 2007 15:10105083
    Clash of Civilizations: A self-fulfilling Prophecy [287 words]JeeshanAug 2, 2007 04:26105083
    Silence of Moderate Muslims is Losing its Appeal [158 words]SSAug 6, 2007 02:09105083
    Dangerous Minds [306 words]JeeshanAug 13, 2007 11:34105083
    Response to SS: "Silence of the moderate Muslims..." [264 words]Roger W. GardnerAug 19, 2007 23:01105083
    RE: Salvaging the Iraq War [22 words]Len PeracchioAug 31, 2007 13:42105083
    US-Led Forces Out Of The Region [238 words]Jahanshah RashidianJul 29, 2007 03:58105057
    Circumstance Lost: Preparing for the Alternatives [859 words]M. ToveyJul 31, 2007 12:29105057
    short term vs long term [92 words]AndrewJul 28, 2007 17:54105046
    Re: "Salvaging the Iraq War" [163 words]BradJul 28, 2007 15:35105040
    The Arab Mind and Culture [322 words]James FittzJul 28, 2007 14:04105036
    Who is Fawas A. Gerges? [141 words]JabbaTheTuttAug 6, 2007 08:55105036
    Oh, God, When Will It End? [211 words]MonkJul 26, 2007 20:35104929
    back up... [35 words]donvanAug 2, 2007 10:17104929
    Still no easy task [153 words]Omar MahmoudJul 26, 2007 14:23104872
    I'm not sure this would work [47 words]EagleJimJul 26, 2007 13:52104871
    US failure based on denial of Iraq's sectarian facts on the ground [370 words]Michael GreenJul 26, 2007 11:54104861
    Seek support for this [189 words]BosJul 26, 2007 07:23104850
    One hand tied between our backs [145 words]David W. LincolnJul 25, 2007 15:26104763
    A creative new solution to solve the Iraq problem. [127 words]Haim BelisowskiJul 25, 2007 14:10104750
    What a Mess! [140 words]BlackspeareJul 25, 2007 13:47104748
    pre-arab mesopotamia [47 words]G.VishvasJul 26, 2007 06:37104748
    Reply to Blackspeare- One problem [876 words]Chris G.Jul 26, 2007 11:32104748
    Reply to Chris G. [122 words]BlackspeareJul 27, 2007 12:25104748
    Divide Iraq along traditional ethnic and religious lines! US and allies should referee process. [371 words]William BryanJul 25, 2007 13:32104746
    Is it really that simple? [308 words]PatJul 25, 2007 19:55104746
    Is it really that simple? Ans: Yes! [489 words]William BryanJul 27, 2007 13:17104746
    William: Well Excuse ME [124 words]PatJul 27, 2007 21:30104746
    A figure of speech but... [78 words]GanJul 25, 2007 09:01104716
    A Workable Strategy? [64 words]LDCJul 25, 2007 08:18104710
    Salvaging the war not the final solution [296 words]PlatoJul 25, 2007 06:49104697
    Pato- good but not excellent analysis. [216 words]Mary BushongJul 25, 2007 22:28104697
    Redeploy specifically or primarily to KURDISTAN [1011 words]Ron ThompsonJul 24, 2007 21:13104666
    More reasns to redeploy specifically or primarily to KURDISTAN [259 words]Frans GroenendijkJul 25, 2007 20:11104666
    Kurdistan as a stronghold [179 words]Marc JorisJul 27, 2007 04:19104666
    Kudos! [10 words]Seth GinsburgJul 24, 2007 20:23104661
    Iraq war compromise--still possible success [54 words]Morton ReitmanJul 24, 2007 19:57104659
    I Agree [57 words]John RJul 24, 2007 19:51104657
    The Iraq War Article [479 words]Eleanor GoldsteinJul 24, 2007 18:56104650
    Salvaging the Iraq War [281 words]Philip SnyderJul 24, 2007 22:50104650
    crystal clarity [29 words]david eisenbergJul 24, 2007 18:51104649
    Now this is... [12 words]LDCJul 25, 2007 08:20104649
    Like the Board Game Risk [194 words]SSJul 24, 2007 18:29104625
    Building houses on a swamp [160 words]DimitriJul 24, 2007 17:06104621
    Not only sand... [36 words]GodotJul 25, 2007 11:31104621
    oil and strategy [145 words]DimitriJul 25, 2007 16:11104621
    Anything [15 words]AlfoJun 24, 2013 22:32104621
    Military Strength Requires Political Resolve - From ALL [939 words]M. ToveyJul 24, 2007 16:38104618
    good suggestion [32 words]DarrenJul 24, 2007 16:20104617
    Iraq's problem is really an internal Islamic Conflict [183 words]David GoshenJul 24, 2007 16:02104613
    Strongly Disagree on Iraqi Reluctance to Jointly See the War Through to Victory [124 words]
    w/response from Daniel Pipes
    Nancy BeutelJul 24, 2007 15:36104606
    What does "Victory" mean in Iraq? [289 words]Charles MartelAug 29, 2007 11:27104606
    Time to Change America's Paper Tiger Foreign/Military Policy [178 words]Ron KurtzJul 24, 2007 15:12104601
    The coalition gave Iraqis a fresh start. Now it's their turn. [527 words]PatJul 24, 2007 14:15104596
    Staying Put [192 words]Rebecca MouldsJul 24, 2007 13:46104592
    article [74 words]SteveJul 24, 2007 13:31104591
    After redeployment, what? [98 words]Robert CohanJul 24, 2007 13:21104590
    pull the plug. [87 words]donvanJul 24, 2007 15:45104590
    Iraqis must be responsbile [93 words]Coyote UglyJul 24, 2007 13:14104589
    Pakistan should have been the target and not Iraq [280 words]dhimmi no moreJul 24, 2007 13:09104588
    About statesmanship [99 words]G.VishvasJul 25, 2007 12:56104588
    President Bush is "visionary" and Wisonian [179 words]Steve KleinJul 24, 2007 13:06104587
    to Steve Klein - on the money [439 words]rickJul 24, 2007 15:58104587
    I don't remember that Pipes article, but good on him! [87 words]Charles MartelAug 27, 2007 18:11104587
    More than just semantics [190 words]GodotJul 24, 2007 13:04104586
    Salvaging the Iraq war [92 words]Colonel B.J,. FinestoneJul 24, 2007 12:55104585
    Iraq [66 words]Ron RotemJul 24, 2007 12:54104584
    Destination Iraq [73 words]RobertJul 24, 2007 12:49104583
    How to save Iraq [275 words]RickJul 24, 2007 12:31104581
    coming from someone who's been there four times.... [202 words]ahmazafireJul 28, 2007 15:18104581
    to ahmazafire [458 words]RickJul 30, 2007 14:49104581
    The futility of peacemaking and democratization in the Middle East [234 words]Kenneth S. BesigJul 24, 2007 11:53104578
    There are no Palestinians [258 words]yuval brandstetter MDJul 27, 2007 04:30104578
    But then what? [51 words]John LothJul 24, 2007 11:49104577
    diminished vision [74 words]Leo SolomonJul 24, 2007 11:41104576
    Build a fence [88 words]LindaKJul 24, 2007 11:21104575
    A fence is not a solution...at least for Iraq [30 words]GodotJul 24, 2007 16:08104575
    No fence? [106 words]LindaKJul 24, 2007 19:29104575
    There are known unknowns and ...(without permission from D. Rumsfield) [87 words]GodotJul 25, 2007 14:04104575
    There are known unknowns and ...(without permission from D. Rumsfield) [140 words]LindaKJul 25, 2007 14:47104575
    US should redeploy its troops at ..... [89 words]DaraJul 24, 2007 11:14104574
    If we follow your recommendation, what happens if the Iraq erupts into civil war? [58 words]Robert ArbetmanJul 24, 2007 10:46104571
    The American [138 words]donvanJul 26, 2007 12:50104571
    What about The American? [285 words]PatJul 27, 2007 15:54104571
    Novis Ordo.. [213 words]DONVANJul 31, 2007 09:04104571

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