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Is the Islamic Republic of Iraq worth Billions of UF Dollars?

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Submitted by Tom (United States), Feb 23, 2004 at 10:47

I supported the removal of Saddam Hussein, and the establishment of Iraqi self ruled government. Democracy is a good thing, but when the majority of the population are swayed by Islamic Extremists, it seems like they win the election. This seems pretty simple, and I know that there are a lot of other considerations, but let's not avoid the topic.

If this is to be the end game for democracy in Iraq, lets identify it now and cut our losses. We can't spend Billions of US dollars to rebuild a republic that hates us and subscribes to Islamic world domination. I'd rather we cut early and let the democratic chips fall where they will rather than spend Billions and tie up our troops, keeping them in harms way to rebuild an Islamic hate state.
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