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Irami Osei-Frimpong
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Seven years ago, after 9/11 , OSC wrote an article calling for an invasion of the Sudan-- an operation akin to a Long March all the way up through Iraq. I still think he was over-prescribing war, but seven years later, the Sudan is still a standing atrocity, and I can't help but think that, given the goodwill extant after the 9/11 attacks, if the choice is between OSC's Great War and our do-little approach, then I may have been on the wrong side of the argument.
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I think the perception that our foreign policy can be reduced to on/off dichotomies is actually one of the problems.
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You DO KNOW what the Long March was right? It was a fighting retreat by the various Red Armies of the CCP from their base areas in southern and central China to Shanxi traversing from 8000 miles over 370 days, some 90% of the strength of the 1st front army of the Jiangsi Soviet Republic perished during this retreat.

I fail to see how it would be in the best interest of any military to repeat it.

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Marching from Iraq to Sudan--over Jordan, Isreal, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, etc. No, don't see that happening.
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