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Looking for honest, no emotion discussion here, funny comments welcome...

What happens if during the first democratic election in Iraq and it turns out the radicals win? What does the US do?
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Desert Storm - take III ?
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My thoughts exactly.

The Shiites in the south are a majority of the population, something like 55%. They've already executed the dude from London that has been in exile for 10 years and was an American favorite to help rule Iraq in some capacity.

The dude was living large in London for 10 years, sets foot back on Iraqi soil for a few days and is taken out.
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Personally I never thought that radicals would not get back into control, just that from now on they will work within more tolerable parameters. I have a feeling this will have an affect on a lot of radical muslim leaders for awhile.

Lets hope so anyway.

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There won't be anything that we can do. We're not going to just change regimes until we get one we like. We'll suck it up, then find as much dirt as possible. If their shit isn't clean, I forsee a Desert Storm III coming to theaters near you!
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Don't be naive....the CIA will not let that happen this early in the
game. Years down the line maybe but right now it will be
our way or the US gains a state.
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considering that turkey is i think one of the only muslim countries to have successfully used democracy, this should be interesting to see how it turns out. The only reason turkey is successfull is from its long LONG relationship as the meeting ground between east and west, so ideas were exchanged. Too bad its still a ruthless and oppressive government, but milder than some of its arabic friends.
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Re: Honest discussion point...

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What happens if during the first democratic election in Iraq and it turns out the radicals win? What does the US do?

What happens if during the first democratic election in Iraq and it turns out the non radicals win


isn't it worth a try...

if it doesnt work out




Desert Storm - take III ?
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What happens if during the first democratic election in Iraq and it turns out the non radicals win


isn't it worth a try...

if it doesnt work out




Desert Storm - take III ?
True, it could happen. But, given the 60% Shi'ite population and their want of a Islamic state under Sharia law, its a long shot (at least a long shot if it was one man - one vote and no other interference).

Democracy works in this country, imo, because of seperation of Church and State. The majority faction in Iraq want a government which includes Islamic law.

I'm not sure, but I think 3% of Iraqi's are Christian. Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Forgein Minstry spokesman during the Saddam reign, is Christian.

Throw in some Sunnis and Kurds and a few percentages of Jews and you had the make up of the 40%.

Is the Shi'ites win, 40% of the population will be pissed. Not too much unlike the US (republicans win, democrats pissed...democrats win, republicans pissed). Except in this case, the Shi'ites want a type of government 40% of the population can't stand.

I read yesterday the US wants the Iraq sanctions to be lifted/phased out, but the UN is playing games, saying, no they can't be lifted until the UN inspectors go back to Iraq and give the ok. Which the US doesn't want.

I'm sure the Iraqi population just wants some electricity, running water and some food.
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What happens if America has an election and Bush shanghai's the presidency a second time? Go to a dictatorship, and wait for George III?
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What happens if America has an election and Bush shanghai's the presidency a second time? Go to a dictatorship, and wait for George III?
What happens if some spineless asswipe wins the next election and the entire world laughs at us and tries to punk us out? Oh my bad Clinton can't be elected again.
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I'm certain the U.S. will "monitor" that first election. If we don't, there is a good posibility the Shi'ite's are in. I think the christian populace is actually 8-10% (some due to "closet" christianity), but still not enough to steer any type of election.

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