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  1. I sailed point to point against two SC 27s last spring... a 13 mile drag race reach in 15-20 with gusts higher.. slightly too high for a kite. Although another Moore managed to carry his and clobbered all three of us. My only real sail at that point of the year.. I was hardly "sharp". The two SC27s could not close the gap.. and our PHRF ratings vary by 18(!) seconds. 132 vs 150. And why were those 2 SC27s still behind me after 13 miles of upwind work? I'll grant you this, a well sailed SC27 *should* out pace a Moore 24 boat for boat.. but that rating hit is REAL painful for the SC27 matched against a Moore.
  2. No it won't. Still the SC27 is a great boat.. a classic. Light air, moderate, and in a breeze...
  3. Can the US military achieve success

    Murtha suggested somthing similar last January. "over the horizon" Problem is no neighboring country will have us... There are no facilities within a couple 1000 miles that can house that many troops.
  4. Can the US military achieve success

    And I asked once already.. how do you figure AQ is losing in Iraq?
  5. Can the US military achieve success

    AND THIS JUST UP.. on the wires.. AQ at strength not seen since before 9/11 I'm feeling safer already. So... eh... Who's winning this "war", Dog?
  6. Can the US military achieve success

    If you read up, the presence of AQ in Iraq prior to ShocknAwe, was limited to the no-man's land between the Kurds and the rest of Iraq. By most accounts they look to have been scoping out a place where they'd be under the radar. Hussein however, had no patience for these jihadist types. They were unpredictable and would only cause problems for a Hussein type governement. Use some logic here, Dog. The ties of any purported terror groups in Iraq (AQ or not) to OBL were very loose.. much as they are and were with other factions around the world. If we REALLY wanted AQ, we'd have followed them over the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan and squeezed them right up against our supposed "allies" in Pakistan. It is, no doubt, Pakistan that has harbored and protected AQ. Why are we not there? Why did Pakistan get a pass? Here is a country with tactical nukes, who has a histor of working with undesireables and allegations of sharing their nuke technology.. and we don't even go near their border? What's up with that and this supposed "War on Terror"?
  7. Can the US military achieve success

    How do you figure?
  8. Can the US military achieve success

    I don't beleive it is a moral decision. We crossed that line when we went in. I beleive that the only approach is to accept the reality that a solution, if one exists at all, is going to be far greater than the sum of the US military, our government (regardless who's in charge) and the will of the traditional western states (EU). We can do nothing but contain it within its borders, until THEY figure out what they want to do with thier future. So the question for me is "How do we contain it within the borders at the least cost in dollars and lives?"
  9. Can the US military achieve success

    please explain the logic there. What does our soveriegnty have to do with our co-opting UN resolutions but not havng UN authorization to act on the resolution?
  10. Can the US military achieve success

    If we were using UN resolutions to rationalize this war, why did we not allow the UN to vote on a resolution to support use of force? The UN was co-opted. Citing UN resolutins as basis for an invasion of Iraq was one of the more disingenous moves on the part of this administration.
  11. Can the US military achieve success

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but.. in no 2 you said we "left" and the killing fields ensued.. then, in no 4 you say that "leaving is not the American way"... and "Not the America *you* know" So.. emm... which is it? And FWIW, the "brutality" of the alleged Al-Queda pales in comparison to many thoughout history. And "worse than Hitler"? ...Who was responsible for 7-20 million deaths? HUH!? I bet is was blowing "at leat 45" last time you went sailing, too.. eh? And the knotmeter was pegged at 35.
  12. Can the US military achieve success

    oh for fecks sake people!!! The word is "lose" !!! not "loose"! if you "loose" a child, you set him free.. if you "lose" a child, he's gone.... mmm k?
  13. Can the US military achieve success

    Isn't al-Maliki facing a vote of no confidence? here How will the surge help with that?
  14. Can the US military achieve success

    For historical perspective, how did a "free S. Korea" make me safer from terrorism?