Probably The Most Relevent Questions Asked This Week

It seems we are once again walking into the same trap, the same nonsensical assumptions of wars won, missions accomplished, troops withdrawn, and jolly soldiers carrying cardboard signs of heart-warming messages like “Lindsay & Austin … Dad’s coming home.” . . . So what if the US army downgrades its military presence in Iraq and re-labels over 50,000 remaining soldiers? Will the US military now stop chasing after perceived terrorist threats? Will it concede an inch of its unchallenged control over Iraqi skies? Will it relinquish power over the country’s self-serving political elite? Will it give up its influence over every relevant aspect of life in the country, from the now autonomous Kurdish region in the north all the way to the border with Kuwait in the south, which the jubilant soldiers crossed while hollering the shrieks of victory?[1] ~ Ramzy Baroud.

(Ramzy Baroud is editor-in-chief of and head of the Research Studies Department at English.)

[1] “The Fakest Military Withdrawal Imaginable in Iraq”, August 26th 2010

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3 Replies to “Probably The Most Relevent Questions Asked This Week”

  1. The biggest American base in the world is in Iraq…. It is the size of a mini country like Vatican…. need I say more????

  2. Answer: No.

    And another question that needs to be asked is: will the people of the USA ever wake up to what is going on, right in front of their eyes?

    Same answer.

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