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Get a backbone!

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Submitted by JustMe (United States), May 3, 2006 at 13:43

I have a feeling that the U.S. military commanders knows more than any of you on this board with your criticisms. I don't know that bending to our enemies' wishes is very wise. True, we could hide in the background to appease the insurgents, but I hardly believe that would make them happy. Just because we stand WITH Iraq in their struggle shouldn't be inferred by our press or journalists as 'hugs'. Maybe they make appearances with these guys so their enemies, i.e. Iran, won't make the fatal mistake of trying to invade them in their weak state.

What Iraq is trying to accomplish is not easy and to hear most of you being so critical of everyone involved in this struggle is nauseating. It's disturbing to see how weak people's determination is when things don't happen fast enough for their taste. That's the way it is in the U.S. and other spoiled nations-- a fast food/instant gratification mentality that has ADD, and we're not even the ones suffering! The Iraqi people need to be congratulated for their self-control as others try to incite civil war, their bravery to vote under threat of death, and their ability to envision the future of freedom. Our people won't even show up to vote because it's not close enough to their homes or they don't ID or they claim there's some racist conspiracy preventing them from voting (enter Jesse Jackson). Then when they lose the election they get the ACLU or some other lame organization to sue. Some won't even evacuate from their homes when deadly hurricanes are looming, then blame it on the government. Spoiled and weak! It's that kind of attitude our enemies are depending on to undermine this situation. We need the determination that these Iraqis have. They are depending on us to stay strong with them until we're not needed.

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