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Bravery without forethought causes a man to fight blindly and desperately like a mad bull. Such an opponent must not be encountered with brute force, but may be lured into an ambush and slain.

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Should troop strength in Iraq be increased?

Yes27 %27 %27 % 27.12 % (16)
No54 %54 %54 % 54.24 % (32)
I do not know11 %11 %11 % 11.86 % (7)
I have no opinion5 %5 %5 % 5.08 % (3)
Other, please list in comments1 %1 %1 % 1.69 % (1)

Total votes: 59
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Re: The Defense Department recently announced that troop str
by SEATJERKER
on Jan 03, 2005

As explained, this temporary run-up of troop strength is in direct response to the upcoming Iraqi elections. I suspect, with good reason, that there will be a concommitant drawdown of strength after the election at the end of this month.


Re: The Defense Department recently announced that troop str
by Gimpy
on Jan 09, 2005
500,000 + in order to root out all the resistance. 150,000 won't do a bit of good.

Keith

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