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What I got of it so far, the only support for the "surge" is coming from Laura and Barney, maybe McCain (and I wouldn't be sure of the two last ones).

The surge is anyway to little, to late. The US would need about 120 000 men only in Baghdad to really clamp down on the insurgency...

Anyway it would mean taking sides in the civil war, which means that the Saudis would be fueling the Iraqi Sunnis with more support...

The outcome of this is not good for the US no matter what...

There won't be a regular invasion of Iran of course. But there might be an air/sea assault. Iran will probably retaliate by turning the Shiite lose on the US in Iraq... plus some blocking of the Hormuz detroit...

and your scenario becomes then more and more credible

by oldfrog on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 10:33:45 AM EST
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the over 50 armchair warriors are on board in some numbers.  (the fox spews demo)
by HiD on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 04:55:31 PM EST
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