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Posted: 10/12/2004 4:43:34 PM EST
What goals are left that we must complete before we can start bring our troops back home?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:44:22 PM EST
Drop the big one on Iran so they stop funding the "insurgents".
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:49:43 PM EST
try to keep the peace among a bunch of muslims that hate us?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:54:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mak762:
try to keep the peace among a bunch of muslims that hate us?


I thought we were just supposed to get rid of the regime and set up a new government. Shouldn't keeping the peace inside their own country be up to them?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:56:17 PM EST
Find Sadam guilty as charged.
Have an election where they vote for their leaders.
Made a deal "they can't refuse" with their oil.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:57:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:
Find Sadam guilty as charged.
Have an election where they vote for their leaders.
Made a deal "they can't refuse" with their oil.



And be prepared to wipe the slate clean if all that fails....
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:59:44 PM EST
Why would we want to leave so soon? I think having troops on the borders of Iran and Syria would be quite a useful thing.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:03:04 PM EST
They must smile when they see me.
My drink must be chilled.
My fan of peacock feathers must be wafting at just the right speed.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:08:44 PM EST
after democratic elections in syria and iran...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:23:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By thejokker:
after democratic elections in syria and iran...

+1

We'll have large-unit basing in Iraq LONG after the Iraqi Baathists are dead, long after Saddam's endless trial is over and HE is dead, LONG after we've smoked the 2nd, 3rd and 4th tier of Al Queda, LONG after the Sunni Baathists running Syria are smoked, LONG after the Iranian nuke-crazy mullahs are smoked, LONG after the House of Saud has fallen.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:34:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By thejokker:
after democratic elections in syria and iran...


So you think we should be there permanently?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:43:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 5:44:20 PM EST by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By USPC40:
What goals are left that we must complete before we can start bring our troops back home?



1) Install a democratic & freely elected government

2) Train & equip the Iraqi military, police & intelegence services.

3) Reduce the remaining insurgent movements to a point where the forces we have trained can handle them

4) Reach a point where the elected government agrees that our services are no longer required


Basically, don't be in a hurry to leave, there's still plenty of work to be done...

2-5 years worth...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:46:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By USPC40:
What goals are left that we must complete before we can start bring our troops back home?



1) Install a democratic & freely elected government

2) Train & equip the Iraqi military, police & intelegence services.

3) Reduce the remaining insurgent movements to a point where the forces we have trained can handle them

4) Reach a point where the elected government agrees that our services are no longer required


Basically, don't be in a hurry to leave, there's still plenty of work to be done...

2-5 years worth...


That's the most thoughtful response yet. Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:51:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 6:52:33 PM EST by Hoplophile]
Stabilize the government then build bases to support further operations in the middle east. We won't be leaving there for a long time.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:54:49 PM EST
It is F.O.B. Iran... We aint goin' nowhere (yet). If that girl kerry gets elected we might pull back, but we'll be back.
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