Posted by Sadie from D006196.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (188.8.131.52) on Friday, August 22, 2003 at 4:34PM :
In Reply to: Quicksand vs. Threshold posted by Sadie from D006196.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (184.108.40.206) on Friday, August 22, 2003 at 4:29PM :
: This is also why the U.S. government is reluctant to install more OF ITS OWN troops in Iraq & want the troops from other countries to be stationed there, because more U.S. troops stationed in Iraq means more potential deaths for the people back home to get upset over....
xxx So you see, it is actually a balance between the processes that both sides are engaged in, quicksand effect vs. reaching the threshold of U.S. lives lost, OVER TIME that actually determines the outcome.
xxx I also think that the U.S. wants other nations to station troops in Iraq so it will free up U.S. troops to act against Iran & Syria.
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