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September 19, 2004

Look at the Map, People!

Note: this is a post recovered from my old blog, before it died of an insufficient backup. Any comments/trackbacks on it have not been brought over, but can be seen with the original. The date is that of the original posting.


You want to know why we're going to be in Iraq for decades, regardless of who wins the Presidential election? Look at a map! (It was Iraq or Egypt, and besides not being nearly as immediate of a threat, try occupying 80 million people (vice 25 million) - and trying getting international support!) Gerard Van der Leun lays it out in words in an excellent post taking a clear-eyed look at the strategic importance of our presence in Iraq.


That's a good point, and seems to be something nobody wants to discuss. Kerry seems to hint at a rapid pullout, and Bush seems to hint at a 2006-2008 date ... yet we're building a huge embassy and large military bases as if we're going to be there for 50 years. I will take "a look at the map" over official statements any day.

Posted by: KAM Manager on September 26, 2004 05:56 PM
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Posted by jeff at September 19, 2004 12:00 AM

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