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Lacking a Conclusion

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Submitted by Bill Korstad (United States), Feb 28, 2006 at 13:16

I agree with the points made in your article but it lacks a conclusion. You said "fixing Iraq is neither the coalition's responsibility nor its burden" but "civil war in Iraq would be a humanitarian tragedy". So what's your conclusion, we let it slide into disaster? ... As Colin Powell said, "You break it you own it". ...
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I precisely disagree with Powell. The US should, when necessary, break. Fixing is a choice. It should not be attempted beyond a certain point. That point has passed in Iraq.

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