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rbt48
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« on: December 12, 2004, 10:23:45 pm »
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It is a little surprising to me that it has not entered into the political discussion (post election), that we waited until after 2 Nov to launch the long awaited takeover of Fallujah.  It appears quite likely to me that the administration waited until after the election because we were inevitably going to take many more casualties than we were by waiting.  It could be that we were waiting for legitimate reasons, like cooler weather arriving in November, intelligence of where the key leaders were, tightening the noose around the city, or waiting for our bombing to weaken the insurgents before our attack.

It just seems that the timing of our invasion of Fallujah would have stirred more controvery than it did.  Other than the newsman photographing the Marine shooting the wounded insurgent, there hasn't been much controversy.
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004, 10:31:16 pm »
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Boy, this topic has created a truly underwhelming quantity of responses.  Maybe I can come up with a more compelling topic next time.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004, 11:53:47 pm »
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Well, it was political, but it had a large element of Iraqi politics.  It was the US saying to the Iraqi people, "We're going to be here to influence you for a while, if you're not going to behave yourselves.  If you want us out, get with the program."
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2004, 08:01:51 am »
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Boy, this topic has created a truly underwhelming quantity of responses.  Maybe I can come up with a more compelling topic next time.

No point in discussing the obvious.
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