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Eye on Iraq

Monday, February 08, 2010

Thomas E. Ricks, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security, contributing editor for Foreign Policy magazine, special military correspondent for the Washington Post, and author of Fiasco and The Gamble, gives us an update on Iraq, looking at how stable the country is, what to expect from the upcoming elections, and the plans for military withdrawal.

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Comments [2]

bruce

Hey Scott you have no idea how much money we are talking about,Isreal alone to get $30 BILLION in next ten years.Yeah,They're ready for peace!!!This over and above the $15 Million per day in US aid.More imortantly,we were duped into the Iraq war by fabricated intelligence,from that neck of the woods.Hey anybody find out who forged thos Niger yellowcake documents????
The media sure went along.Not too many question.
Now the same crowd is walking the US taxpayer down the old garden path with another war,on another Islamic country: IRAN.
You have the Israel first types like Joe Lieberman that want to impose a gasoline blockade or attack Iran.Hey Joe an blockade is a declaration of war.
Guess the honarble senator Lieberman wants war,again!!He was a mighty strong supporter of Iraq war.
The saddest part of all this is the media that pretend to be objective.

Great show Lenny!!!
The book that should be discussed is By Deception Ye Shall Wage War,Victor Ovstrovsky

Feb. 08 2010 11:11 AM
scott from Yonkers

In the news lately we have heard of economic hardship in the US creating fertile ground for home grown terrorists.

In terms of over all US security, wouldn't we be better off in the long run if we stopped financing the militaries of Israel, Egypt Jordan, Iraq and Afganistan and focussed on getting our own house in order?

Feb. 08 2010 09:48 AM

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