Pakistan is not predominately Islamic? Considering that 97% of Pakistanis are Muslim, how did you arrive at that conclusion?ch47fe said:You mention Pakistan and India. Both of these countries are not predominately Islamic and do not beleive the infidel should die a slow death.
Not necessarily. The block hours flown on CRAF missions would be taken from normal scheduled operations.chperplt said:Generally during war time, don't most majors run military contracts and ferry troops around? Wouldn't that require a recall of some pilots?
I haven't taken surveys either. The percentage I quoted is statistical.ch47fe said:Well, I have not taken surveys but I have worked with many Indians that actually live there told me not everyone is an Islamic extremist. That's were I came up with that statement.
This is true. It is also true, as the other gentleman pointed out, that we also had formal political relations with the Iraqi when it suited our purpose to support them in their war with Iran. We also supported what became the Taliban when that was convenient in our dispute with the Soviets.My only point is that we have formal political relations with India and the Pakis.
There was no "Drive it Home Theory". The mission was to remove Iraq from Kuwait which was done. Bush 41 made a promise to the third world types in the UN that we would not remove Saddam form power. Without it, none of the Arab countries would have come on board, nor would other American haters like the French and Germans. It would have been us and the Brits. Bush 41 didn't think we could sucessfully go it alone like that.I think Bush senior screwed the pooch when he let Powell talk him into his plan instead of Norman's drive it home theory. Powell was wrong aboutcalling off the dawgs then and is just a token used to get votes in Bushy's current campaign.