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posted by sysrpl on Friday August 24, 2007 9:02 AM

U.S. News & World Report published an article today, the summary of which is the Republicans have a plan for Iraq while the Democrats do not. The article correlates this "fact" with a new groundswell of public support for the Republican party. Here are my thoughts.

To the editors of U.S. News & World Report:


The Democrats had a policy prior to the Republican concept of quagmire war... it's called diplomacy and it works without bloodshed and without destroying our integrity and honor. Funny how that works.

By all means, keep on keepin' on with your love of Republican 'policy', but you might want to apologize to your children and grandchildren for the blowback you're bringing down upon their heads.

We have more murders in our country every year by our own citizens than we've had deaths by terrorist attacks here. We have more people die in car accidents... heart disease... cancer... etc... There are literally hundreds of things that cause our country WAY WAY more damage than terrorism does. Why aren't you as gung-ho about fixing those problems?

As for why we invaded Iraq... WMD... Imminent threat... going to attack us any day now. Not 'they're killing each other over there'. How do you know that the people Saddam went after weren't the very people who are now rising up against us? Aren't the Kurds in the north of Iraq one of the problems we have there now?

Also... how many Iraqi people have died in our attacks? How many have we killed? How many have died because we've destroyed their infrastructure and had no real plan for re-establishing it (outside of throwing money at Haliburton)? How many hospitals don't run there now? How many of them are getting radiation poisoning from the depleted uranium bullets we've used on their country? How many have we tortured? How many more will we torture? How many house to house raids and kidnapping people in the night or straight up murdering everyone in the house?

While I can appreciate your zeal for wanting to 'save' the Iraqi people... hasn't it occurred to you at all that what we have been doing over there is completely counter productive to helping them?

The 'War on Terror' is a war on a tactic. The more people you make desperate and hopeless, the more you fill the ranks of people willing to use that tactic. If you don't think the Democrats don't take that seriously, you're seriously misjudging them. Anyone with half a brain takes it seriously, just some people try to look for solutions to the problem instead of ways of increasing the p
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