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27 April 2006

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Babak Makkinejad

Strictly speaking, the Iraqi leaders are not politicians in the Western sense. They are men of the hour.

W. Patrick Lang

Babak

Ah... I don't know about that. They may be men of the hour but their characteristics and behaviors are very reminiscent of the Arab politicians I have hung around with in places like Lebanon where "politics" really exists. pl

jonst

pl,

I think what the admin wants is the headline shouting "U.S troops leaving Iraq"

But when all is said and done it is admin's plan to keep 100K+ there from now until the end of time (end of days?).

They will rotate them in on training missions or whatever other bullcrap lexicon they come up with to the cover their tracks. But we Americans are there forever. At least in Cheney's mind anyway..

Babak Makkinejad

Col. Lang:

That was precisely my point. There is no political structure behind these men: no party structure and no agreed upon framwork. As you observed in a different posting, there is no Hegelian dialectical give and take.

W. Patrick Lang

Babak

Ah. You have it. They are just like all the other Arab "parties." All of them are really just instruments for the ambitions of selfish little men.

Or, worse yet the "catspaws" of fanatics of one kind or another.

You are going to love (not) my latest. pl

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