I can agree with that. And remember, I never said we should never allow a Muslim government, but that we should make sure that that Muslim government is on good terms with us.
There's that verb "to allow" again . . . why cannot foks recognize some simple math? There are likely as many as 25 million Iraquis, and perhaps more . . .
"Based on previous statistics, what was the current population of Iraq? a correspondent asked. The Iraq Central Statistical Office had estimated that in 1997, there were some 22 million Iraqis, she said. According to the United Nations Population Division estimates, the current population of Iraq was about 26 million. In 2000, the population had been some 23 million."
(According to the United Nations, August 8th, 2003, to be found at un.org
We have slightly more than 100,000 troops there; the Brits, Spaniards, Italians, Poles and some very small national contingents comprise perhaps
an additional 40,000. In a situation in which nearly any able-bodied citizen of that nation between 12 and 70 is a potential gunman or bomb, the disconnect of supporters of administration policy with regard to the numbers is appalling. Absent a financial commitment we cannot afford, and casualties the nation is unlikely to tolerate, what precisely does anyone propose justifies discussing what we will allow
the Iraqis to do?