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In the long run luck is given only to the efficient.

-- Helmuth von Moltke

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Do you think military force will win the battle for the "hearts and minds" of the Iraqi people?

Yes34 %34 %34 % 34.21 % (91)
No55 %55 %55 % 55.26 % (147)
I do not know7 %7 %7 % 7.52 % (20)
I have no opinion0 %0 %0 % 0.75 % (2)
Other, please list in comments2 %2 %2 % 2.26 % (6)

Total votes: 266
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Re: Do you think military force will win the battle for the
by Anonymous
on Nov 02, 2003

Violence and force has a way of upsetting the givers and receivers... however, military force will go a long way in assuring the combatants and citizens that should they ever wish to make nice, somebody will be guarding the door.

Re: Do you think military force will win the battle for the
by Anonymous
on Nov 09, 2003

The army wins wars. After the war it's won by the people.

Re: Do you think military force will win the battle for the
by Anonymous
on Dec 04, 2003
With terrorists trying to gain a foothold, civvies getting killed and only the minority complaining
things are starting to take shape, however only time will tell.

Re: Do you think military force will win the battle for the
by Anonymous
on Dec 05, 2003
If the people we liberated are already PISSED at us for staying around, can anyone truely think we might do any further good in Iraq? The area has fought for thousands of years over RELIGION. What chance do we have in making them see we are there to help after freeing them from SH?

So we have a snowballs chance in Iraq to win this BATTLE of Hearts and Minds.

No way, No how. Since we won't or can't use the force we have at our disposal it's time to get out while the gettings good.

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