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I'd say GTFO is the second-worst option, ahead of practically every other option. The only option I'd rate above GTFO is GTFO and give the Iraqis a butt-load of money or manpower to do public works.

How many takers do you think we'd have for U.S. citizens to go over to Iraq and provide some reparations? Young people looking to do electrical or plumbing apprenticeships? A thousand? Ten thousand? How valuable would it be to them (and to us, when they come back) to spend six months or a year in Iraq learning a useful trade? I'll bet we could even pay them a tax-free annual salary in the mid to high five figures and *still* bring it in for less money than we spend per month on our military occupation. We'd even have something to show for it when it's all said and done: professional tradespeople with marketable skills.

After all this time, after all the fact finding and studies, after finally getting rid of that pimple of a President GWB, after having HRC at state for the last four years, the best we can come up with is an idiot who uses a letter for a first name spouting some outright BS as in we will "....educate the Syrians on how to be a democracy" to the very same people we gang-banged with our democracy. Great flying spagetti-monster in the sky can't we PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, do better than that??!!

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