ME Govts want USA to stay in Iraq

#1
Guardian Article

Interesting, if not overly original, article about why just about every ME Govt wants the USA to remain in Iraq.
 
#2
Pork_Pie said:
Guardian Article

Interesting, if not overly original, article about why just about every ME Govt wants the USA to remain in Iraq.
Across the region, ordinary people want the Americans out. But from Israel to al-Qaida, political groups and states have other ideas
It's interesting. So al-Qaida dreams about USA to remain in Iraq. Maybe highly esteemed, learned mr.Bush is in fact an agent of al-Qaida?

The so-called axis of moderate Arab states - comprising Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan - dreads an early US withdrawal. First, because it would be widely interpreted as an American defeat...
So early withdrawal would be regarded as an American defeat but according to this logic late withdrawal would be a victory?

Paradoxically, the competing axis of so-called rogue states made up of Syria and Iran also wants the US to stay.
Yes, especially Iran. The Iranians use every possibility to urge the americans not to leave.

Hussein Agha is a senior associate member of St Antony's College, Oxford
Such an idiot...
 
#3
Sergey it isn't a choice between an early or late withdrawal, its a choice between leaving a job unfinished or staying to try and solve the problem. Whether the Americans succeed is another matter.
I can understand Syria being keen for Al-Qaeda to be kept busy in Iraq ,with the goverment run by an Islamic sect considered heretical by conservative schools of Islamic thought and the way Christians are seen as friends of the state while The Islamic brotherhood are ruthlessly suppressed. I can see Syria been ripe for a Sunni uprising inspired and supported by Al-Qaeda.
 
#5
KGB_resident said:
Pork_Pie said:
Guardian Article

Interesting, if not overly original, article about why just about every ME Govt wants the USA to remain in Iraq.
Across the region, ordinary people want the Americans out. But from Israel to al-Qaida, political groups and states have other ideas
It's interesting. So al-Qaida dreams about USA to remain in Iraq. Maybe highly esteemed, learned mr.Bush is in fact an agent of al-Qaida?

The so-called axis of moderate Arab states - comprising Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan - dreads an early US withdrawal. First, because it would be widely interpreted as an American defeat...
So early withdrawal would be regarded as an American defeat but according to this logic late withdrawal would be a victory?

Paradoxically, the competing axis of so-called rogue states made up of Syria and Iran also wants the US to stay.
Yes, especially Iran. The Iranians use every possibility to urge the americans not to leave.

Hussein Agha is a senior associate member of St Antony's College, Oxford
Such an idiot...
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#6
Before dismissing Sergey's analysis out of hand Guru , why not try googling Professor Agha's previous statements on the Middle East, especially the one he's most actively concerned with , Israel-Palestine?

I'm not saying Sergey's cynicism is justified , but the simplest look at American foreign policy and the aggressive statements coming out of this administration concerning certain ME states , let alone Rice's hamfisted squandering of every opportunity presented, leads me to take this analysis with a small mountain of salt.
 
#7
Before I discovered Arrse, I campained against King Georges Iraq adventure on other boards.
Now having created a clusterFCUK beyond anyones, except maybe Sadams expectations, I belive our American cousins are stuck in there for the duration. No cut and run like Nam selling your installed comrades in the shiser.
john
Will there be sum Throat Slitting when Jonny goes marching Ome.
 
#8
ostvic said:
Sergey it isn't a choice between an early or late withdrawal, its a choice between leaving a job unfinished or staying to try and solve the problem.
If the author believes that the job is doable then my extimate of his mental abilities is moreover correct. Though... I'm not right. The man is not an idiot. I doubt that he himself believes in what he writes. Rather he thinks that the readers are idiots.
 
#9
PartTimePongo said:
Before dismissing Sergey's analysis out of hand Guru...
I find analysis made by our friend Guru extremely interesting and very much appreciate his keen and attentive approach. His impressive manner to express own thoughts is outstanding.
 
#10
Would these be the same ME governments that the US normally criticises as undemocratic? As in, "Israel is the only functioning secular democracy in the Middle East"?

Shome mishtake, shurely?
 

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