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Insurgent Leader Nabbed in Iraq Raid

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    Better than killing him hopeful he will provide to allow us to do damage to the cells around the country.
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    Agreed. Another sign that we're doing the right thing over there.

    For anyone who is feeling squeemish about us being in Iraq, go see "Flags of Our Fathers". Says the the U.S. was *weeks* away from "suing for peace" with the Japanese during WWII. Why? Because the war effort was breaking the bank; there was literally no money left; contractors demanded payment *in gold* from the US govt, just to buy bullets; the American people were exhausted.

    That's why the photo of those soldiers hoisting the flag at Iwo was so important, it was for inspirational purposes, to rally the American spirit to press on.

    Today, capturing the few truly radical extremist leaders of this Islamicis revolution is akin to what capturing Hitler in 1935 or Lenin in 1915 would have been. A big step forward.


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    Is he another #2 or #3, or have they given up on this system.
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    STFU with your childish WWII analogies! Your rhetoric is lost on anyone with a scrap of intellect. No one accepts that we are involved in anything like the last real war, and you and those clowns like you who persist in this lie look like fools, not to mention how you desecrate the memories of those who sufferred and died in WWII.
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    It's not "rhetoric", Wistah, it's an analogy. And it holds.

    The U.S. was an eyelash away from giving in to the Japanese in very early '45. The reason they wanted that Iwo photo op was to sell War Bonds. The country was so broke it couldn't pay attention. The A-bomb was the only hope. There was no will left for a land invasion of Japan itself because the U.S. knew how horrific that would be: Japanese woman and children were ready to die for the homeland, not to mention men who would hold out for 30 years -- as some did following the end of the war in the Pacific.

    Today the same pressures are on the effort that was clearly given to us in 2003: this was a broad and deep campaign to take out the will to use terrorism as a political tool. It's long, it's hard, and the results do not show up in the beginning, but the casualties certainly do, which is where the test of will comes.

    And I stand by my assertion that it has worked pretty well: no major 9/11 type attacks -- despite *repeated* promises from al Zarqawi and company that there would be -- and a steady mop up of those most responsible. Rummy was a sacrifice but he was right on in his understanding and approach.

    I'm sorry you're so emotional about it, but fighting a war is never a happy job. It is done only out of necessity, no other reason.


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    Don't know, but he's a big enough fish that it will have HUGE ramifications all throughout the anti-US network. For every big name leader we nab, the smaller guys start to think: "If they got him, what hope is there for me?"

    It's working. Have faith in America.


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