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Which strong man?

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Submitted by Howard Mirkin (Australia), Apr 13, 2004 at 13:20

You recommend turning Iraq over to a strong man....but no names.....is there one? He can't be a Shiite, he can't be a Sunni and he can't be a Kurd, so what"s the point. Iraq will get their sovereignty on 30 June. That's only 2.5 months from now. If we leave early, it will not help the process. If we stay until Iraq can manage its own afffairs to a great extent, that will be correct. Nothing will stop the violence as long as there are three tribes in one country. But we have to give them a chance...if they mess it up, there will be fingerpointing, but no one will really care as long as Iraq doesn't bother anyone else.
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