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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.
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.
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.
Will there be sum Throat Slitting when Jonny goes marching Ome.
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.