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'lance
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posted 19 February 2003 03:41 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
... they just opened up a postwar planning office three weeks ago.

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With Feith's and Grossman's testimony, the administration has acknowledged it intends to rule Iraq for quite a while after the war. (Their two-year estimate may be quite optimistic. One former US ambassador quips there are two possible occupation scenarios. Plane One is an occupation that lasts for ten years. Plan Two is an occupation that is supposed to last for five years, but goes on for ten.) So then, how does the Bush White House intend to install (eventually) a democratic government? (Remember this war is also for the liberation of the Iraqi people, as soon as the United States decides it's time for its occupation to end.) How will the US manage the oil industry of Iraq? Who will pay for the construction costs? Who will feed the Iraqi people, most of whom now rely on the Iraqi government for their food supply? "There are enormous uncertainties," Feith said. "The most you can do in planning is develop concepts." Actually, in planning, you can develop plans--hire staff, call in experts, consult with multilateral outfits and aid organizations, and begin drafting proposals. These plans may end up not working. They may have to change. But you can give it a go and, at least, establish a baseline. For his part Grossman observed, "How this transition will take place is perhaps opaque at the moment." From the fog of war to the fog of postwar.

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'lance
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posted 19 February 2003 07:18 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
cough*cough*BUMP*cough...
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skdadl
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posted 19 February 2003 07:24 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
*rain check*

yrs

sk "white rabbit" dadl


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ronb
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posted 19 February 2003 07:53 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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One example: Zinni said that six out of ten Iraqis depend on the "oil for food" program managed by 40,000 feeding stations run by Saddam's government. No one in the Bush administration, he added, knows if this program can continue to function after an invasion. If not, there will be millions of Iraqis without food. Will the US proconsul in Iraq be ready to feed 12 million or so people?

A startling recipe for guaranteed famine right in the fertile crescent.


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WingNut
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posted 19 February 2003 08:01 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
But it begins with the assumption that they care.
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SHH
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posted 19 February 2003 10:51 PM      Profile for SHH     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
They don’t care, and it’s irrelevant.
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WingNut
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posted 19 February 2003 11:16 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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They don’t care

Imagine, we agree on something.

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