Thus spake …

Other than the flippant criticisms of our “failure” to take Baghdad during the Persian Gulf War, one sees little discussion of an occupation of Iraq, but it is the key element of the current debate. The issue before us is not simply whether the United States should end the regime of [Saddam Hussein], but whether we as a nation are prepared to physically occupy territory in the Middle East for the next 30 to 50 years. Those who are pushing for a unilateral war in Iraq know full well that there is no exit strategy if we invade and stay. — Jim Webb, Heading for Trouble, Washington Post Op/Ed, September 4, 2002

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About The Ancient Randonneur

A randonneur and epicure without a sinecure.
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One Response to Thus spake …

  1. Anonymous says:

    I came to check out your blog, ferret. Insightful and edgy as I expected. I’ve bookmarked your page and will be reading 🙂 Maybe I’ll eke a worthwhile comment one day.

    Minniver

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