Back To Baghdad

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Author(s) Ralph Peters
Source New York Post
Date July 28, 2006
Quotes-start.png "We helped make this mess. Instead of relentlessly destroying terrorists and insurgents, we tried to wage war gently to please the media. We always let the bad guys off the ropes - and apologized when they showed the press their rope burns. We passed up repeated chances to kill Moqtada al-Sadr and break his Mahdi Army militia. We did what was easiest in the short term, not what was essential for the long term." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States should fight more ruthlessly on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.