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[casi] not occupation but empowerment

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mr friedman is sustaining well the current spin, self massaging if you will,
as he echos the bushies contention that the iraqi convulsion is a response to
our success.he points in a silly way to the absence of political theory or
dogma underpinning the resistance in iraq.  historic struggles against foreign
occupation were and are invariably  carried out by nationalist movements, not a
particular political theory or philosophy that mr friedman could comfortably
recognize. simply, the overarching  aim is to throw out the occupier. in order
to not distract from the central focus: END THE OCCUPATION, political theory
need not be expressed.  struggles of  socio-political theories and movements
occur subsequent to that. one can point to china as an example where the
struggles of two divergent socio-political philosophies, communists and kuomitang,
were  suspended in order to work in concert to fight japanese dominance. oh i
seem to remember our aiding stalin roll back nazi occupation...
get real tom.

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