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A course on Boxing..Redeploy vs.Retreat

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Submitted by Jay (United States), Oct 24, 2006 at 20:15

For a great country, America at times has trouble understanding realities and frankly itself. Lets start with itself.

While it is true that Americans are willing to box and fight, it is also fair to say that Americans count boxing rounds.The idea that America will engage in a war that lasts years and years may have died in Viet Nam. Staying power is one thing. But one had best have a mortal ongoing danger to continue fighting in someones backyard for now longer than World War two or Americas own Civil war. Presidents get to fight.But the round count is somewhere between the Gulf War one and this war.Thats the reality.Thats how Americans feel. Win it all or make changes.

When you go on and on with a course,a course that is not ending the problem,it makes it harder for the next President to sell a war or course in another place for every bit of or better a reason.Think redeploy not retreat. Dr Pipes is right to suggest the reasons for changing the course.The reality over there is this.Iraq is three ethnic countries in one,being held artificially.The lines in the Iraqi regional sand are more important than a line down a town. Thats means redeploy to the desert. Iraq is recieving arms from Iran and Syria.That means redeploy to the peripheral desert where the arms start from. And the flow and wells of Iraqs oil is not in Bagdad.That means redploy to the right places in the desert. And bring some helpful Iraqis in the desert with you. For dont look know,but Korea and Iran are on the prowl and the next President may need a chance in the ring.

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