INDCJournal: "The current Democrat position isn't that of a peacemaker. 'Let's you and him fight. Hey, did I say stop? Keep fighting.' The only logical end I see to the Democrats' varying positions is that the insurgents need to be fought to avenge US soldiers, but US soldiers themselves should not be a part of that fight. The Iraqis should fight our battles for us, but we should not help them fight our battles. There are essentially only two ways Iraq can end up as a stable democracy: kill enough insurgents to effectively neuter them, or make some sort of deal with them. Democrats are opposed to both. Then again, the incoherence comes from assuming the Democrats want Iraq to become a stable democracy."
Battle of Lepanto — 7 October 1571
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