Those congressmen who accepted the "surge" and the media who supported it were sold a bill of goods.
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If U.S. troops are really to withdraw completely from Iraq what's the point of America's having built four huge "super bases" in that country--each one housing tens of thousands of US soldiers?
Even if Saddam had invested everything he skimmed from the sanctions into rebuilding his country and feeding his people, those sums would have never prevented the colossal devastation that sanctions brought about.
You start trashing international conventions, everyone loses, including ultimately yourself and those who have made themselves your allies.
As always, our mainstream media is loath to reporting all sides to a dispute that is far more complex than our leaders let on.
How can such a map exist if the subject of boundaries has never been settled between Iraq and Iran?
Former British Ambassador Craig Murray has suggested what would seem to be a sensible solution to the spiraling crisis in the Gulf.
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