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Subject:  Re: Get Used To It: We Are Winning in Iraq Date:  3/1/2006  1:53 PM
Author:  albaby1 Number:  904403 of 2381073

you create your own false premise here, run for the touchdown and do a congratulatory dance.

The situations you site are not remotely analagous.


I think I recognized the impossibility of drawing direct comparisons between atrocitities, but why are they not remotely analogous? Innocent people are getting killed by politically-motivated violence. Ordinary citizens are getting blown up by suicide bombers. Every few months, thousands and thousands of Iraqi's die at the hands of terrorists.

Lowstudent, what rate of innocent Iraqi deaths is sufficient to demonstrate that the security situation there is inadequate? Or is there no level of death - no possible number of people getting killed - that would indicate that there is a problem?

For goodness sakes, the U.S. ambassador himself noted that the level of sectarian violence recently experienced in Iraq brought that country "to the brink of civil war."

Albaby
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