[Vision2020] Book Review: Spider's Web: The Secret History

thansen@moscow.com thansen@moscow.com
Wed, 2 Apr 2003 18:42:10 GMT

Mr. Hoffman -

This is my concern as well.  I strongly support Prime Minister Blair's 
recommendation that once control of Iraq is achieved, government control be 
given to the Iraqi people.  The problem is that none of the "siblings" (Sunnis, 
Shiites, and Kurds) get along.  As much as I support what King George is doing 
in Iraq, the ultimate result may be an Iraqi civil war.

If that were to occur, I would strongly support a "hands off" policy by the US 
and let the "siblings" fight it out among themselves.  This also may result in 
bigger problems.  A weaker Iraq may attract Turkey or Iran.  What then?

Just some thoughts.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

> At 06:06 PM 4/2/2003 +0000, you wrote:
> >Have you noticed that, as our troops get closer and closer to Baghdad, 
> >more and
> >more Iraqi civilians are assisting the Coalition.
> Actually, I haven't noticed that. I'm sure that the numbers will grow 
> numerically with the increased presence of U.S. troops in Iraq, as will the 
> numbers of civilians attacking the U.S. forces.
> In my mind, the real issue is how the U.S. troops will be treated when they 
> are no longer attacking, but occupying.
> Bob Hoffmann
> 820 S. Logan St.
> Moscow, ID  83843
> Tel: 208 883-0642 

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