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Limpin away froma shatterred Iraq - or going back to sleep?

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Submitted by David (Canada), Jul 8, 2009 at 18:59

Limping away from a shattered Iraq

The title is an understatement. To the leftist, fascist, socialist world in which the United States finds itself Iraq is the worst that could have happened. The Iraqi debacle speaks to the Leftist, Fascist and Socialists mind, world wide. Iraq says "Look world! Who needs America? We are all better off without her! It does not matter if invading Iraq was for Democracy. What is Democracy other than a transient hic-up to most UN member states? It does not matter that any reasons to invade were also in response to terrorist attacks and a strategy to draw out Al Qaeda.

To the majority of the world's inhabitants and those inhabitants being Leftist, Fascist, Socialist and even Muslim Iraq was just another Vietnam, another Yugoslavia, another type of Afghanistan, just a fruitless as Desert Storm. Iraq is a triumph for Al Qaeda and the Bin Laden's that seek to subjugate the world. To such people a win is "Ongoing subjugation of the conquered". Enforcement of a win is achieved only by unrelenting dictatorship.

The Iraq experience proves to an eroding free world that America has no staying power. Iraq is just another in the long record of weakening American intervention since WWII. America's withdrawal from Iraq is not so much adherence to their as policy as what is truly self evident. t America just doesn't have the resolve or that most feared strategic quantity "Moral clarity". Iraq shows that America is not even a paper Tiger it is just a hologram. Iraq is the tipping point. World wide is the desire of non-democratic and freedom hating nations to see an end to America. They like the Hirohito's of the past once again see America as a sleeping giant. Iraq tells us the Giant is seeking a returning to its sleep.

Today with CBRN amongst all the belligerent nations have not only the means but they have a maniacally religious desire to deliver a knock-out punch Nuke the Giant before it is roused again. Sadly American staying power is not even sufficient to maintain her own defenses. But recent treaties with Russia show she does have a president who is seeking to accelerate her departure.

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Well then, Mr. Pipes. [79 words]LynnJul 9, 2009 09:00158655
I advised: "Turn power over to the Iraqis. !!!! [101 words]Nicola Russo - Roma - ItalyJul 9, 2009 08:56158654
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D***ed If We Didn't, And D***ed That We Did [359 words]orange yonasonJul 8, 2009 21:13158638
Iraqis celebrated the withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Iraqi cities on July 1. [259 words]YnnatchkahJul 8, 2009 20:03158635
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