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12 frmr Army Capts: Introduce DRAFT or leave Iraq NOW

The Real Iraq We Knew

By 12 former Army captains

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007; 12:00 AM

Today marks five years since the authorization of military force in Iraq, setting Operation Iraqi Freedom in motion. Five years on, the Iraq war is as undermanned and under-resourced as it was from the start. And, five years on, Iraq is in shambles.

As Army captains who served in Baghdad and beyond, we've seen the corruption and the sectarian division. We understand what it's like to be stretched too thin. And we know when it's time to get out.

What does Iraq look like on the ground? It's certainly far from being a modern, self-sustaining country. Many roads, bridges, schools and hospitals are in deplorable condition. Fewer people have access to drinking water or sewage systems than before the war. And Baghdad is averaging less than eight hours of electricity a day.

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Added: Oct-16-2007 
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  • Lets see what these little tards like "JihadKiller" have to say when they get sent to Iraq, probly be cry'n like bitches.

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  • I agree. A draft/conscription is the only way we will be able to summon enough manpower to adequately occupy and administer Iraq. We simply don't have enough troops on the ground now.

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  • I will beleive what a Captain has to say over the like of general petraeus anyday. Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld messed this up so bad and their only solution is to keep at it. Once the draft is reinstated you can bet the rich republicans with kids will be crying for the war to end.

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  • Captains are a dime a dozen. You could probably find hundreds that say the opposite, yet these are the ones getting coverage because they're going against the norm.

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  • Propaganda

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  • Sorry USA - you started this mess, and by Gawd, you should be made to stay as long as it takes to clean up the absolute shitecan the US has created - ONCE AGAIN!

    The world should say to the US, we don't care if it takes trillions of dollars, busts the shite out of your economy, and takes 20 years, you're going to stay until you clean the pile of shite you made, and maybe in future, before you go playing cowboy and messing in others business, you'll actually reflect for a moment about the cons More..

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  • Ha ha, one year later. The USA won it. No draft needed. Bitches!

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