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We all know that the basic problems in the Mideast stem from foreign meddling in their affairs. Ever since oil was discovered there it has been the same. Under various aegises Britain the US or France has interfered with the tribal societies. Of course the greatest insult was positioning Israel illegally in the midst of the Muslim world.

Now the US is mired in the same problem with no way out. And they are using the same justifications used by the British to continue the disaster.

Even more discouraging is the latest inclinations by candidates and the US military alike to consider Iraq a long haul. Talk of immediate withdrawal has ended. GW Bush's horrendous error will live on for more years.

The last few paragraphs of this article are the most salient

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