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Subject: withdraw from Iraq
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: huiuhoi-ga
List Price: $10.69
Posted: 11 Nov 2006 03:31 PST
Expires: 11 Dec 2006 03:31 PST
Question ID: 781833
Write a letter begging your senator or representative to withdraw
troops from Iraq. You may also include links to (extremely) graphic
images or videos, or any other information you think is helpful.

Clarification of Question by huiuhoi-ga on 12 Nov 2006 21:54 PST
Since no-one is answering I'm assuming everyone at google answers
supports the Iraq war.

Request for Question Clarification by hedgie-ga on 13 Nov 2006 02:30 PST


 I'm assuming that ..

Is a not a correct deduction.
 Rather your question (if it is a question) is unclear, inproper  or confused.

Do you want help with writing a letter to your senator (being a US citizen)?

I could help you with that, but first thing I would advise is:

Begging and graphic references are contra productive.

If you want someone to write letter to her senator, you are at the
wrong address. GA is providing research, anwers to customers question.
This is not
a lobbing (or jurnalism for hire) service. You also may want to know that
GARs (researchers) are spread through the world and some do not have a
US senator. These who are in USA, both D's and R's are, as a rule,
well educated and vocal and know what their views are and how to
express them . As a rule, we
strive to provide NPOV and keep presonal bias out of the answers.

Few cases, when POV may affect the answer are exceptopn, rather then rule.

Clarification of Question by huiuhoi-ga on 13 Nov 2006 06:00 PST
Why are graphic references contra productive? Everyday I log in to
(undisclosed) to find more (undisclosed) of US soldiers getting blown
to hell by IED's. Everyday I read, see, hear stories of how US
soldiers terrorized the nation of Iraq. This is exactly how the US won
the revolutionary war, and what convinced the US gov. to withdraw from

Clarification of Question by huiuhoi-ga on 13 Nov 2006 06:05 PST
first (undisclosed) is "websites"
second (undisclosed) is "videos"

Clarification of Question by huiuhoi-ga on 13 Nov 2006 06:10 PST
After seeing some of those videos, I can't even think about the war
without crying. The best way to describe the war is "two teams
commiting unspeakable atrocities to each other".

Clarification of Question by huiuhoi-ga on 13 Nov 2006 06:13 PST
If you want an "example" video I'd be willing to post a link.

Request for Question Clarification by hedgie-ga on 13 Nov 2006 18:31 PST
 Now you have aked question which can be answered:

 'Why are graphic references contra productive?' 

along the line of :

 If that what you want, I would like to know a bit more about your goals,
 your age, country, gender .... and   explicit 'go ahead' and I will answer.

This is not a debating forum, but you can find here what you may debate what. 

The common issue really is not 'is war good?' but rather 'what is a
good (rational, sensible) strategy for avoiding WWIII, which most
likely would be nuclear and unlike WWII, include american continent.

 As Woody Allen wisely said:

English - more than any other time in history, mankind faces a
crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The
other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose

So, please, decide how you want to spend your $10 or close the question.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: withdraw from Iraq
From: probonopublico-ga on 11 Nov 2006 07:05 PST
In all my begging letters I always ask for money.

I don't want to muddy the waters by asking for anything else.
Subject: Re: withdraw from Iraq
From: markvmd-ga on 11 Nov 2006 09:20 PST
Nice try, Saddam, but the US is gonna stay so long as Don Rumsfeld is
calling the shots.

Oh, wait...
Subject: Re: withdraw from Iraq
From: probonopublico-ga on 12 Nov 2006 22:11 PST
The war is over: we won ...

Hadn't you heard?

Next thing you know, Saddam will be reprieved; everyone will shake
hands; and Saddam - a sadder and wiser man - will be reinstated as
Subject: Re: withdraw from Iraq
From: stressedmum-ga on 13 Nov 2006 02:33 PST
Hi there huiuhoi, 

I think the lack of response has very little to do with everyone's
opinions of the Iraq War and everything to do with maintaining a
professional distance from any ensuing debate.

With respect, you can't possibly know how much someone does or doesn't
care about an issue such as the Iraq War because they're choosing not
to discuss it in a forum such as this. I'd hazard a guess that amongst
this group of researchers and commenters, you'd find the most
vigilant, earnest and pro-active campaigners for their particular
belief or cause.

I must say that I didn't realise you actually wanted a researcher to
write a letter for you -- I thought you were making a political
statement and telling everyone in the USA to write a letter to *their*
senator. When it comes to emotion in politics (and achieving the
outcomes you desire), less is more.

If you genuinely want to have your question answered, try giving a
more thorough, pragmatic brief for your letter.
Subject: Re: withdraw from Iraq
From: frankcorrao-ga on 13 Nov 2006 08:58 PST
>>After seeing some of those videos, I can't even think about the war
>>without crying. The best way to describe the war is "two teams
>>commiting unspeakable atrocities to each other".

War is hell.  But that doesn't mean it isn't worth fighting.  This
kind of appeal to emotion won't impress a U.S. Senator (except maybe
Ted Kennedy).
Subject: Re: withdraw from Iraq
From: scubajim-ga on 14 Nov 2006 12:07 PST
There is no question that war isn't pretty.  Yes, war is hell. 
Sometimes war is necessary. Hind sight is 20/20.  It is pretty clear
now that we had to enter WWII.  But during that time there were a lot
of people who didn't want us to enter the WWII. (eg The American
Firsters)  Even in Europe there was a general feeling that appeasement
would work. (eg Chamberlain)  Appeasement didn't work and
unfortunately the world was thrown into war.  Many many people on both
sides died.  Yes, it is very very sad.  Yes, it was a tragedy, but it
was necessary.

Are we in a similar situation today?  I don't know.  Look at North
Korea and Iran.  Are they a threat?  Possibly.  I don't think the
citizens of those two countries are evil or bad people; I think the
regimes are not healthy.   The Iranian government holds its power over
its citizens because they can sell oil.   Should we stand by if Iran
uses nuclear warfare on a neighbor?

It is hard to accept war; it is easier to retreat and isolate from the
world.  Unfortunately the correct path is never clear.  (until after
the fact)
Subject: Re: withdraw from Iraq
From: techtor-ga on 15 Nov 2006 09:28 PST
Rumsfeld resigned. Yay.
Subject: Re: withdraw from Iraq
From: hedgie-ga on 18 Nov 2006 03:01 PST
Gates is Rumsfeld's double. Ouch.

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