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To: Sun Tzu who wrote (148923)10/25/2004 9:58:10 AM
From: michael97123  Read Replies (1) of 281500
Regarding the conventional weapons that are now missing. This is very disturbing to me and this isnt the first time since the iraq war began. I always thought prior to this war, that when we would come upon a large stash of weapons that we couldnt adequately guard, those weapons would be destroyed. I think that these weapons actually became part of the misguided admin view that the iraqis would be throwing flowers and that post war we would be easily able to regain control of these weapons to be ultimatley turned over to the new friendly iraq govt.
The failure of this war has more to do with poor administration from DOD than any perceived failure of neocon ideology you harp on. Neocon ideology was never wedded to the easy iraq scenario. There are plenty of neocons mortified how bush/cheney/rummy could have mismanaged things so badly. Although i dont consider myself a neocon, I do agree with them that kerrys record over the past 20 years, particularly in 1991, makes him an unacceptable replacement. I can only hope that in term 3, bush replaces DOD team and puts an exit date 9 months to one year out when our troops will leave. If there is any hope for iraq, it will be far easier for them to do it, unoccupied but not unhelped.
I am curious about your opinion on two things discussed above.
1. Kerry and the Gulf War and your impression then and now of the Gulf War.
2. Giving the iraqis and exit date. Mike
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