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Reader comment on item: [Samuel Huntington and] American Purposes In Iraq

Submitted by yuval brandstetter MD (Israel), May 17, 2004 at 14:40

one hundred and thirty five thousand troops, armed mainly with good wishes, set among one hundred million who hate them, despise their religion, their country and the message they bring. Looks to me like a disaster in the making.

The achievable goals in the Iraqi campaign were the dismantling of weapons of mass destruction, and the dismantling of a regime willing and capable of acquiring them and making them available to the Jihadis.
Those goals have been achieved.

It is time to call it a victory, and save the troops from being chewed up inside the grist-mill.

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