Not a problem, let's make excuses. We have this immense military and we invade with an army smaller than theirs? What was the point of that? Now three years later the military says this war cannot be won militarily. So why bring up that their army was the 4th or 5th biggest in the world? ----- Original Message ----- From: Lawrence Helm To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: 2/5/2006 7:58:01 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Iraqi problems caused by Iran (1) I suppose this is another of LeGault?s example. If you had a chance to think about it you might have seen flaws in your statement, e.g., we fought the 4th or 5th largest army in the world with an army smaller than theirs. Lawrence From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andy Amago Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 4:44 PM To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Iraqi problems caused by Iran (1) "Good grief, to fight what was something like the 4th or 5th largest army in the world and stay long enough to get a democratic regime going and the infrastructure and economy established and have casualties of under 3,000 is amazing. That there are still people who can look at these facts and see a failure is also amazing." They're the 4th or 5th largest army in the world, but our military is 15 times larger than all the militaries of the world combined, a fact conveniently overlooked in the spinning process.