Thursday, February 23, 2006

jerry very long paragraph exemple

gunboat diplomacy.txt

on Saturday, December 31, 2005, Jerry Pournelle wrote:

I don't see that any such rational plan will prevail, and realistically I see us continuing to muddle along in Iraq until we elect a government that just brings the troops home, leaving Iraq to fight a civil war that they could have fought and had done with if we'd simply toppled Saddam and come home when the President declared the mission accomplished: in other words if the invasion of Iraq had been an old fashioned gunboat diplomacy punitive expedition rather than a Jacobin-inspired attempt to export the blessings of liberty and democracy on the points of our bayonets (and the muzzles of our Abrams tanks).

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