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Basra Stabilizing?

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mysteron

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I just can't shake my cynical feeling of propaganda considering the current events in the presidential race.

Sorry - I would love to think we, the Coalition, have done the job - but we haven't.
 
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That definitely came to mind, and I'm to cynical to put that out of mind completely, but some details would have likely been omitted if it was propaganda

Kanaan's paramilitary soldiers patrol an area that borders both Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi government has yet to pay his men their $260 monthly salaries. Most of his men purchased their own weapons and uniforms
It is still extremely rare to see women, even Christian ones, on the streets without a headscarf. Many women wear the black, head-to-toe abaya, either out of conservatism or fear.
Tribal Sheikh Ayad al-Kanaan leads a paramilitary force in a suburb of Basra to protect the residents there. Militants send him death threats almost every day.
his eyes drifted toward two young men floating around the park who were listening intently to conversations. "The Mahdi Army is still here," Foaud explained. "They didn't totally finish them off."
 
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It's not propaganda, just a quirk of history. Before his second go at the Presidency, Abe Lincoln was a dead duck. The Civil War had gone on for three years and looked like never ending, and the democrats were running on a peace ticket. Then all of a sudden, the war was won, and Lincoln was re-elected.
 
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parapauk said:
It's not propaganda, just a quirk of history. Before his second go at the Presidency, Abe Lincoln was a dead duck. The Civil War had gone on for three years and looked like never ending, and the democrats were running on a peace ticket. Then all of a sudden, the war was won, and Lincoln was re-elected.
Your parallels are lost on me. I'm not convinced that, 'the war is won', and anyway, Bush is timed out, isn't he?
 
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Your parallels are lost on me. I'm not convinced that, 'the war is won', and anyway, Bush is timed out, isn't he?
My parallel is that amazing unlikely turn arounds do have a habbit of happening that can't be blamed on propaganda. A year ago McCain's stance on Iraq was about as popular as a skunk with Aids. Now all of a sudden it seem history may prove him right.
 

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