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Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Nov 4, 2006 at 13:37

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The problem with the Iraq War is not the fact that it was waged, but how it was waged. Cheney-Rumsfeld and Co. wanted to do the deed on the cheap with as little troops as possible in an effort dampen public opinion and not emasculate the standing army. Unfortunately it appears not to be working. Other mistakes and miscalculations were made that did not help, but a large force of occupying troops say, 500,000 to 600,000 would have secured Iraq and manned the borders. The insurgents would never have gotten to their present strength and the fledgling Iraqi government would have had a better chance to establish order.

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