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Old 01-10-2007, 05:44 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Jae Onasi
What needs to get done now....we broke it, we need to fix it.
I would hesitate to put Iraq in such a simple light.

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1. Get the oil wells producing
2. Make sure basic necessary services get put in place quickly--water, food, sanitation, medical care, schools, warm/cool (depending on time of year) and dry housing, basic security, etc.
3. Appropriate representation for all the major groups in gov't (Sunni, Shi'a, Kurds).
4. Adequate security to minimize the number of terrorists/paramilitaries.
And how exactly would this be done without taxing the shirt off every American's back?

For appropriate representation, it would be far better if each group just had its own country. Given how they have separate languages, cultures, histories and all those traits, that's more than enough justification for giving each one its own country. They all want it that way, anyhow.

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Obviously that needs to be an Iraqi job, but we need to help get them to the point where they can do that.
The U.S. is no position at all to do such a thing, let alone the Iraqis.

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UN support would likely be better received by a lot of groups vs US/UK-only support.
Of course, there must be a reason the UN should support such an expensive venture. Doesn't that sound rather idealistic?

Saddam - he's deserved it for years. Not like this'll change anything, though.


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