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Will the war in Iraq move to the United States?

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June 13, 2008 1:33AM

It depends, because if John Kerry became President, he would take the soldiers out of Iraq that means the Iraqis would come over here and they would finish the war in the U.S. This war is unlike any foreign war we've fought, ever, in that we're fighting people who don't have their own army. Saddam Hussein made a law that required every able-bodied male to own his own AK-47. He then made another law requiring the Iraqi government to buy AK-47s and give them to every able-bodied Iraqi. Couple those two laws with the total lack of security forces the US Army put on Iraq's ammo facilities after the invasion, and you can see there are a lot of really mad people running around that country and they're all armed to the teeth. When President Bush refers to "fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here," he's referring to terrorists, not Iraqi soldiers. The Iraqi Army under Saddam Hussein was a regional force. It could attack any of the countries around it, and it was trying to figure out how to attack Israel. It had plenty of trucks, tanks and armored personnel carriers. It didn't have any cargo planes, though, especially not ones that could fly halfway around the world loaded with combat-equipped soldiers. If Iraq wanted to fight us "over here," they'd have to first start an army and then buy plane tickets...and believe me when I tell you no airline in the world will let someone check a missile as luggage.