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September 25, 2006



I read that Democrats are jumping for joy over the recent report that the war in Iraq is making more jihadists than we can kill.

Please provide us with a link showing Democrats "jumping with joy" over this news, you liar.


The only time anyone in the military tells the truth is after they leave. While they're in, they cover their asses to save their careers. Some courage.


The Iraq conflict, which began in March 2003, made "America arguably less safe now than it was on September 11, 2001," Batiste, who commanded the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004-5, said in excerpts of remarks released ahead of his appearance at a hearing called by U.S. Senate Democrats.

"If we had seriously laid out and considered the full range of requirements for the war in Iraq, we would likely have taken a different course of action that would have maintained a clear focus on our main effort in Afghanistan, not fueled Islamic fundamentalism across the globe, and not created more enemies than there were insurgents," Batiste said.

Batiste, who was among retired generals who called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld earlier this year, said the Pentagon chief had refused to acknowledge the potential for insurgency, and forbidden military planners to develop a blueprint for securing Iraq after the war.

"At one point, he threatened to fire the next person who talked about the need for a post-war plan," Batiste said.

John Davies

Even if the decision is that we all convert to Islam, which flavor should we choose? Seems to me that if Sunnis don't have non-Muslims around to kill they target Shia. And Shia kill Sunni.

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