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Post time 2007-9-8 03:22:40 |Display all floors
Last year at this time, Americans voted clearly to end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home.  Since then, the debate in Washington has not been now versus later, but more troops versus the same number of troops.  Again in just another 12 months, Ameica will be holding a major election.  Voters will select one new president, 33 new senators, and 435 new members of congress.  What Republicans who are in power and Democrats who are in power all need is a solution, not to the war, but to the country's anger over Washington's refusal to do anything about it.  

The best solution is a new draw-down.  The idea of removing one brigade is too limited.  Congress and the President must work together to reduce the number of troops in Iraq.  They need to organize a special agency that will allow incumbent congressmen and senators to have a soldier directly and individually removed from combat and returned home.  Sort of a Saving Private Ryan program where the incumbents can name who exact can get a one-way, non-transferable ticket home.  Same with higher ranking military.  The officers need to be able to send troops home early.

With this sort of program, the troops in the field will continue to conduct themselves professionally.  The elected politicians will be able to look effective in some way.  Most importantly, the troops they pull from the field of battle will campaign vigorously for the re-election of the politicians who saved them from Iraq.  Voters might challenge a politician's smarts, but no one can say anything against a combat soldier who served his or her country proudly in Iraq.  If they say re-elect, then re-elect it will be.


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It was a rally on the third anniversary of the hero's death.

As emotions ran high, people were killed.

All this is nothing unusual for the long-suffering Palestinian people

Following the example of our own Great Mao

We the Chinese people want you to know that our hearts are ALWAYS with you.

You are poorly fed, poorly clothed, poorly paid, and the dastardly invaders have cheated you yet again by mouthing swap-land-for-peace, albeit with fingers crossed at the back.

They had even cut off life-sustaining resources from you on the pretext that you had returned fire when fired upon.

But don't you worry, and don't you lose hope, ever.

For help is at hand.

From the east, the Sun had risen and is still rising...

From the people of one ancient culture to another,

We can tell you

You will not be cheated out of an equitable settlement in the end.

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Post time 2008-12-28 09:59:33 |Display all floors
It was a rally on the third anniversary of the hero's death.

As emotions ran high, people were killed.

All this is nothing unusual for the long-suffering Palestinian people

Following the example of our own Great M ao

We the Chinese people want you to know that our hearts are ALWAYS with you.

You are poorly fed, poorly clothed, poorly paid, and the dastardly invaders have cheated you yet again by mouthing swap-land-for-peace, albeit with fingers crossed at the back.

They had even cut off life-sustaining resources from you on the pretext that you had returned fire when fired upon.

But don't you worry, and don't you lose hope, ever.

For help is at hand.

From the east, the Sun had risen and is still rising...

From the people of one ancient culture to another,

We can tell you

You will not be cheated out of an equitable settlement in the end.

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