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For Jack,,when you wish to cry against mispent youth and malformed metaphors of Michael Moore here's a thought about the next battle in the war against TERRORISM.
Get them there (where the oil is) before they get us here (where our freedom is)?
07-06-2004, 12:20 PM
Warring in Africa would be very complicated on the domestic side. Might rile up African-Americans something fierce.
not really,,we could be doing humanitarian work saving people from brutal leaders and genocide while improving the infrastructure for oil extraction. You know, bringing democracy to the Africans. I read somewhere that military advisors have increased substantially in the oil producing countries in Africa.
I wonder if the $100,000 deduction for 6,000lb SUVs will still be available when oil exports increase from Africa?
the servant isn't working out well.
The official said many car bombings bore the "tradecraft" of Saddam's former secret police and were aimed at intimidating Iraq's new security services.
Many in the U.S. intelligence community have been making similar points, but have encountered political opposition from the Bush administration, a State Department official in Washington said, also speaking on condition of anonymity.
Civilian analysts generally agreed, saying U.S. and Iraqi officials have long overemphasized the roles of foreign fighters and Muslim extremists.
Such positions support the Bush administration's view that the insurgency is linked to the war on terror. A closer examination paints most insurgents as secular Iraqis angry at the presence of U.S. and other foreign troops.
"Too much U.S. analysis is fixated on terms like 'jihadist,' just as it almost mindlessly tries to tie everything to (Osama) bin Laden," Cordesman said. "Every public opinion poll in Iraq ... supports the nationalist character of what is happening."
[ 07-09-2004, 12:05 AM: Message edited by: LeeG ]
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