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Old 10-13-2006, 01:55 PM   #6
Emperor Devon
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[QUOTE=Jae Onasi]One word: Iran

Since that is a powder keg, I imagine we'll be in Iraq for awhile yet.

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Why wouldn't someone want to have a say in government?
Not everyone likes liberty. Not everyone shares the same views on freedom as us westerners.

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If we pull out now, someone will take over the fledgling government, and they'll end up in a dictatorship again.
I believe that to be inevitable. The place is a mess when a superpower has been there for three years. I doubt the people of Iraq could keep better order than we could.

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About the only way for Kurdish and women's rights to have any chance of making it is if they maintain a democracy.
Are you saying that the Kurds shouldn't be independant, and just have rights in a country other ethnic groups?

Women's rights are an even more lost cause in Iraq. That region of the world has shown few signs of wanting to reform within this past century. Changing it now on top of everything else sounds like an even more lost cause.

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We Americans made a mess, we need to be responsible and clean it up. I have to say I'm glad Saddam's out, though.
And if the mess can't be cleaned?


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