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You cannot put out a gasoline fire with water, because the water rolls off the gasoline, spreading the fire. And if you pour more water on a gasoline fire, you only make things worse.

Likewise with sending more troops into Iraq: The troops we already have in there are a big part of the problem, and adding more of them will only make things worse.

Here is a clue from the common experience of mankind: If you are doing something the wrong way, doing more of it the same way will never fix the problem.

Example: You are trying to loosen a bolt by turning it clockwise instead of counter-clockwise. So instead of loosening the bolt, you are making it tighter. If you apply more force in the same wrong direction, you will never loosen the bolt, and you will probably break off its head. The solution is to recognize the problem and change the direction of your efforts.

In Iraq, we are doing things the wrong way. Our invasion was the original cause of the problem, because there was no way a Christian-majority army from an infidel country supporting Israel could have ever been welcomed as liberators by the Muslim Arabs of Iraq. The whole idea was ignorant and delusional from the beginning.

But we invaded anyway, and now their country is falling apart because of us, and we are stuck in a great big mess of our own creation.

So can any reasonable person truly believe that we will make things better by sending in more troops now? No! We should be doing the very opposite: withdrawing our troops immediately, then trying to clean up the mess in some other way.

Blessings to you. May God help us all.

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Although I disagree with the war, and your article... by Dom Jermano on Sunday, Dec 17, 2006 at 2:55:21 AM
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Japan had surrendered months before too..but we st... by Dom Jermano on Monday, Dec 18, 2006 at 8:02:38 PM
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