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Sat Jul 18, 2015, 12:35 PM

Regarding ISIS: I once made a bet that we would not invade Iraq,

Thu Dec 28th 2006, 06:36 PM

I once made a bet that we would not invade Iraq, because it was such an unbelievably stupid move, I could not imagine the US government ever doing it.

Even with an imbecile at the helm, I thought, the White House is bluffing; this is pure brinkmanship. Saddam folded like a house of cards; agreed to every demand placed on him by the US.

Surely, I thought, we will declare victory and leave Kuwait without ever stepping on Iraqi soil or firing a single shot.

This is brilliant! - I thought - A beautiful show of force, resulting in a humiliated Saddam backing down.

For a moment, I had grudging admiration for the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, even though he was from "the other party"

And then, we invaded...

Now, we're getting ready to hang Saddam.

This is such an unbelievably stupid move. If there were any smart money left on the table, the bet would be that his sentence would be commuted. Let him rot in jail until his power and influence dissipates completely; until nobody remembers his name.

Now, I'm not so sure. Now, I'm thinking we're actually going to hang Saddam. Now I'm thinking we're actually going to make a martyr out of this thug.

It won't be Iraq's puppet government that will be blamed for this. It will be the US government; our government that will be held accountable by history.

We are about to give the Sunnis the martyr they need to coalesce into a permanent resistance force.

And we haven't a clue what we are about to do to ourselves.

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Xipe%20Totec/53

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Sat Jul 18, 2015, 02:05 PM

1. The blow back is just starting in this country.

And we seem to always be two steps behind. If we catch them before hand, it more often than not turns out to be a FBI sting.
If we don't, innocent people die in a hail of bullets or an explosion. In either case, there always is an Internet trail and/or warning signs that were ignored. Our domestic spies are scooping up everything and finding nothing.

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Mon Aug 1, 2016, 09:44 PM

2. I once made a bet that we would not invade Iraq,

Thu Dec 28th 2006, 07:36 PM

because it was such an unbelievably stupid move, I could not imagine the US government ever doing it.

Even with an imbecile at the helm, I thought, the White House is bluffing; this is pure brinkmanship. Saddam folded like a house of cards; agreed to every demand placed on him by the US.

Surely, I thought, we will declare victory and leave Kuwait without ever stepping on Iraqi soil or firing a single shot.

This is brilliant! - I thought - A beautiful show of force, resulting in a humiliated Saddam backing down.

For a moment, I had grudging admiration for the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, even though he was from "the other party"

And then, we invaded...

Now, we're getting ready to hang Saddam.

This is such an unbelievably stupid move. If there were any smart money left on the table, the bet would be that his sentence would be commuted. Let him rot in jail until his power and influence dissipates completely; until nobody remembers his name.

Now, I'm not so sure. Now, I'm thinking we're actually going to hang Saddam. Now I'm thinking we're actually going to make a martyr out of this thug.

It won't be Iraq's puppet government that will be blamed for this. It will be the US government; our government that will be held accountable by history.

We are about to give the Sunnis the martyr they need to coalesce into a permanent resistance force.

And we haven't a clue what we are about to do to ourselves.




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