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US needs a short-term exit strategy, not patience

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Submitted by Elan Rubinstein (United States), Nov 30, 2004 at 11:37

The US go-it-alone nation-building in the Arab world is dangerous to us, destructive of our relationships with other nations, ineffectual in its stated purpose, and grossly expensive. Preaching patience on our part is not the answer: There is no evidence that patience will improve the situation in Iraq - consider the experience of the British in that country in the last century, for example. It would be much better if you would address limitation/restraint of US imperial power generally, and address issues related to a short-term exit strategy from Iraq in particular.

Thank you. Elan Rubinstein
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