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Old July 17th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #21
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look at vietnam today. they are peaceful. that is a perfect example of what iraq will be like someday.
It's quite possible that what happens in Iraq will be very similar to what happened in Vietnam, that is, we will sign a peace treaty that attempts to claim success, after which we will quickly withdraw our troops. Relatively shortly afterwards (2 years max) whatever government we leave in place will collapse at the hands on our enemys (in Vietnam it was communists, in Iraq it will likely be Islamic extremists). Peace will then be achieved by oppressing any descenting voices.
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i thought we were trying to make a peaceful country out of iraq?
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i thought we were trying to make a peaceful country out of iraq?
A pro-American, democratic, peaceful country. I just don't see it happening.
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i see your point
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that is, we will sign a peace treaty that attempts to claim success,

Sign a peace treaty with who? Terrorosts? The ones who want to abolish Americans AND other ethniciities) from the world?
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The problem with Iraq is the only way we can get out is if the government gets to a position that is stable or appears stable. A democratic government though is not possible in Iraq I believe. There are many scenarios that can potentially play out, but I think the one with the most merit is Iraq itself fracturing and reforming country lines along sectarian boundaries with possibly a chunk being absorbed by Iran.
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Sign a peace treaty with who? Terrorosts? The ones who want to abolish Americans AND other ethniciities) from the world?
kurds, sunnis, shia's, and surrounding countries. It won't be worth the paper it's written on, and won't hold up after we pull out, but it will allow us to say we tried.
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The problem with Iraq is the only way we can get out is if the government gets to a position that is stable or appears stable. A democratic government though is not possible in Iraq I believe. There are many scenarios that can potentially play out, but I think the one with the most merit is Iraq itself fracturing and reforming country lines along sectarian boundaries with possibly a chunk being absorbed by Iran.
I hate agreeing with you but in this case I do.
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