Comments Posted By MNPundit
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Ah, 1 more thing, that should read "you are pretty clearly seeing 1 as I see it."

Pointing out that how we view 2 is where we differ but at this point I'm just glad we can have an honest conversation.

Comment Posted By MNPundit On 29.04.2007 @ 23:33

Couple of things, came via Balloon Juice, lefty with whatever that entails. Anyhow, generally the position on significant withdrawal is predicated on a couple of things: 1) Disaster Will Come in Iraq, 2) There Is Nothing We Can Do. I think you are pretty clearly seeing 1.

As for 2, you said that the various groups don't want to power share and trying to lean on them in regards to time constraints is a mistake because it just makes things worse (i.e. we can't do it in the time we have before 2008). The withdrawal position is that we can't do it at all. Not unless we had 15-20 years and three times as many soldiers at least (as well as someway to cut through the rampant amount of clueless political appointees and corrupt contractors that we have placed there). Even then, it may already be too late.

Where are those troops going to come from? A draft? No one except Rangel is talking about that. With running insane (Bushian) deficits and a softening economy for everyone making less than $120,000 a year, where will the money to sustain it come from?

Politically in Iraq the civil war will ramp up and we will be there. If we leave we can at least have a shot at keeping it from spilling over into the other countries in the region.

So I guess my lefty summary is: If we go there will be trouble, if we stay it will be double.

Comment Posted By MNPundit On 29.04.2007 @ 23:29



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