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Time For The Resistance?

Received an interesting comment from a correspondent in response to the story of those anti-Saddam Iraqis returning to the side of the tyrant they loathed in order to be able to fight for their country. Isn’t there some way, he wondered, for them to be offered the alternative of fighting alongside the Coalition as some sort of national liberation force? It’s an interesting idea. There are substantial practical problems – the presence of presumably poorly trained irregulars should not be allowed to endanger US/UK troops – but the symbolic, and possibly practical, value could be enormous.

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