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September 19, 2004

Look at the Map, People!

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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.


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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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