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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 6/20/2002 3:55:35 PM EST
What if reaction in the Islamic world to an American invasion of Iraq starts to destabilize governments like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, or Pakistan? What if an Islamist attack on the Musharraf government, or even a successful assassination of Musharraf himself, means that we have to go in an stabilize Pakistan and protect or seize its nuclear weapons to keep them out of the hands of al Qaeda? How can we handle destabilization in the Islamic world in the wake of an attack on Iraq if the invasion itself stretches our forces to the limit?
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This is from an article in today's National Review Online, which discusses the apparent "waffling" on Iraq by the Bush Administration: [url]http://www.nationalreview.com/kurtz/kurtz062002.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 6/20/2002 6:12:57 PM EST
We`re not ready ,, yet. First we need to resupply our precisionguided munitions, and preposition large amounts of other consumable supplies due to the sad shape of our merchant marine. Just as important, Bush needs to make sure the Afghanistan/Pakistan area is secure by defanging Al Queda as much as possible. We don`t want homicide bombers showing up in Kabul, or Karachi like they did in Israel. Just my humble opinion.
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