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A Loss of Will

Reader comment on item: In Iraq, Stay the Course - but Change It

Submitted by Ex-Marine (United States), Oct 24, 2006 at 22:36

If the loss of Vietnam had tragic far reaching and permanent consequences for the United States, the loss of Iraq will be quite likely the literal death of America. This is not hyperbole.

Terrorists with sophisticated WMD including nuclear would be broadcast in in the West including the U.S. We would have no option but the nuclear and that couldn't be employed inside the United States. What the U.S. should do is suck it up and go back in Iraq with overwhelming force and destroy all the millitias, starting with Al Sadr's Mahdi Army. Nothing less will redeem Iraq and us.

As in Vietnam, the side with the will to win no matter how long it takes and what sacrifices it makes in treasure and lives is the side that will ultimately win, has already won. It's not the technology but the indomitable determined will that wins. Unless America has a few more 911's, with some cities of hundreds of thousands, even millions disappear, the U.S. will once again internationally disgrace itself and cease to be taken seriously by the world. Meanwhile, the Islamic terrorists will be fighting city by city and town by town in Americas streets as they are in Iraq.

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