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Reader comment on item: Salvaging the Iraq War

Submitted by SS (United States), Jul 24, 2007 at 18:29

This is going to sound kind of cold - but when the US first entered Iraq - at the beginning of this adventure - I thought it was a pretty good move from a strategic perspective - similar to the Board Game Risk.

Previous to the invasion the US (911) a side - was starting to have problems finding places to have bases with the ability for planes to take off and land. If you look at it on a map - Iraq and Afghanistan are situated pretty well in the Middle East.

What Daniel is suggesting is a great idea - as it would keep the US in the theater - allowing them to keep Iran and Syria in check.

Civil War in Iraq will likely break out - but with the US on the borders - they could help reduce it - as fighters from outside Iraq would find it more difficult to get in. This redeployment would also likely reduce US casualties.

This plan would force the Iraqis to stand up and see what they are made of - no matter what happens - it is not going to be easy.

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