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Five More Years in Iraq?

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

The Mosaic Intelligence Report takes a look back on the last five years of the Iraq war and asks whether the fiasco will go on for another half-decade.

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By DennisD, March 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm Link to this comment
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“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men/women to do nothing” - Edmund Burke

Ultimately we’re all responsible for allowing our sham of a government to not only start this debacle but continue it.

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By lawlessone, March 17, 2008 at 10:47 am Link to this comment
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McCain says we may have to be in Iraq another 100 years.  At the rate we are getting our kids killed there, 800 a year on average, that extrapolates to 80,000 just for our own dead.  We didn’t do that much wasteful damage to ourselves in Vietnam. 

As to the wounded, maimed and mentally injured of our finest young men and women, at the present rate, the number shoots up to a million or so if we are there that long. 

And the monetary price tag could approach a Hundred Trillion our kids and grandkids will have to pay.

Why don’t we make Bush and Cheney and the cohorts of eager chickenhawks pay for their crimes of dragging us there?  Why don’t we recognize McCain for the unthinking wastrel he really is?

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By Fadel Abdallah, March 16, 2008 at 3:29 pm Link to this comment

Sad, sad, sad that we have to rely on foreign media outlets to remind us about the horrors in Iraq after five years of disaster and too much blood on our hands!

Too many vultures here, now, on the blogs and the media outlets, feeding on the dead carrion of J. Wright’s rhetoric, and diverting the average American’s attention from the tragedies in Iraq. I predicted this and much more. This adopted country of mine is doomed by deep-seated racism and crude chauvinistic nationalism passing as patriotism. I would advice Obama to quit this ugly parade.

There is no hope for a country that has the likes of racists Coulter, Hannity and O’Reilly constantly agitating in the name of freedom of speech. However, when Rev. Wright spoke the pains of his experience years ago, it’s Obama’s problem to function as a censor now that he is a presidential candidate.

So the merchants of death have already won by succeeding in diverting focus from the tragic war in Iraq, to the sadly painful, but true, words of Wright, which Obama has been signaled out to pay the price for. Sad! Sad! Sad!

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By GW=MCHammered, March 16, 2008 at 11:44 am Link to this comment
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Clear evidence that certain bluebloodlines have worn out their welcome. Your continued chokehold on our Forefathers’ Democracy is warrant enough for investigation into every Skull and Bones, Bilderberg member and raid upon your strongholds.

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 16, 2008 at 9:19 am Link to this comment

This poor kid couldn’t either. What is the real reason for being in Iraq then…. if the USA can’t help people? Saddam is long gone…... No WMD’s either… and right-click on ‘play button’ and save/play in Realplayer if it won’t open.

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By randyha, March 16, 2008 at 8:19 am Link to this comment

Leave it to McCain and we’ll be in Iraq for the next 100 years! This is the result of close to 8 years of the neo-cons in the White House. The media just stopped covering the death and destruction caused to the Iraqi people because of Bush’s lies.Saddam was a murderer but I can assure you that Iraqis lived a better life than what they have been enduring under the occupation.

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 16, 2008 at 7:09 am Link to this comment

On his last visit in April 2007, McCain made an embarrassing gaffe, saying after a tightly choreographed visit to a Baghdad market that the American people were not being told the “good news” about the war in Iraq.

Iraq was still gripped by widespread sectarian violence at the time and McCain later admitted he had misspoken….

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By cyrena, March 16, 2008 at 6:27 am Link to this comment

Very Powerful. There can be no more denial here.

Neither the US or Iraq, or any other place in the Middle Eastern Region of the world can survive another 5 years of this.

We simply cannot.

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By weather, March 16, 2008 at 2:23 am Link to this comment
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talk w/those who managed to make it back and see the truth.

Arrest Silverstein/Bushcon and heal or stay stuck in the lie.

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