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Should troop strength in Iraq be increased?

Yes29 %29 %29 % 29.03 % (18)
No51 %51 %51 % 51.61 % (32)
I do not know12 %12 %12 % 12.90 % (8)
I have no opinion4 %4 %4 % 4.84 % (3)
Other, please list in comments1 %1 %1 % 1.61 % (1)

Total votes: 62
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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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