After millions of words about Iraq, it all comes down to one word: Decades

After millions of words about Iraq, it all comes down to one word:

Decades.

That's from the Washington Post's Baghdad reporter on 10/31/06:

The top U.S. military commander in Iraq, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., predicted last week that Iraqi security forces would be able to take control of the country in 12 to 18 months. But several days spent with American units training the Iraqi police illustrated why those soldiers on the ground believe it may take decades longer than Casey's assessment.

Decades. Why decades?

Seventy percent of the Iraqi police force has been infiltrated by militias, primarily the Mahdi Army, according to Shaw and other military police trainers. Police officers are too terrified to patrol enormous swaths of the capital. And while there are some good cops, many have been assassinated or are considering quitting the force. "None of the Iraqi police are working to make their country better," said Brig. Gen. Salah al-Ani, chief of police for the western half of Baghdad. "They're working for the militias or to put money in their pocket."

Decades - all to empower murderous sectarian militias, rob U.S. taxpayers blind, and kill or maim more U.S. soldiers.

Just this month we lost 103 brave young Americans, bringing the U.S. total to 2,816.

But George Bush insists U.S. troops absolutely will not leave Iraq until "victory" is achieved - however long that takes.

Decades.

The children of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq may grow up to fight and die in Iraq, just like their parents.

And between now and then, 100 American soldiers may die every single month.

Decades.

Do you want to send today's high school seniors to fight and die in Iraq to train Iraqis who won't defend their country for Decades?

Do you want to send today's high school freshmen to fight and die in Iraq to train Iraqis who won't defend their country for Decades?

Do you want to send today's junior high freshmen to fight and die in Iraq to train Iraqis who won't defend their country for Decades?

Do you want to send today's first graders to fight and die in Iraq to train Iraqis who won't defend their country for Decades?

Do you want to send all of their children to fight and die in Iraq to train Iraqis who won't defend their country for Decades?

If your answer to this question is No, then please take one small action: send this email to everyone you know and implore them to vote a straight Democratic ticket next Tuesday November 7.

Our children - and their children - will thank you.

Share your thoughts here: //democrats.com/decades



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