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    Filed at 7:39 pm under by dcobranchi

    Bar none.

    3 Responses to “BEST AD OF THE SEASON”

    Comment by
    October 25th, 2006
    at 8:49 pm

    Did you see the letter from the soldier stationed over there in today’s Best of the Web? (opinio...m/best)

    1. I think his analysis of the problem is spot on.
    2. His solution will never fly.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    October 26th, 2006
    at 12:54 am

    3-4x increase in troop level? Him and what army? We don’t have those kinds of numbers available. Never get there short of a draft, and no politician would dare propose one in this climate. The Dems would hold both houses for decades.

    The alternatives in the real world are stay the course and watch 2 or 3 American soldiers and dozens of Iraqis die each day with no end in sight or get out since our presence only helps to fuel the fighting. Bush/Cheney want the former, obviously hoping for “victory” somewhere years down the road. Of course what “victory” means is never articulated.

    Comment by
    October 26th, 2006
    at 8:46 am

    I’d be willing to support staying IF somebody had an achievable plan for achieving stability in Iraq. I don’t think that plan exists though, so I’m more and more leaning to a slow draw down in troop levels.

    I don’t think us there is a huge factor in the fighting anymore though. They are mostly killing each other, based on 1500 year old grievances. We are just a sideshow at this point.