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Old 10-06-2004, 06:29 PM   #16
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you seem to like numbers.

We could take the population of Poland and the U. S. and see what the true value of coalition partners are.

england is the largest participant but still probably has around a 40% of our commitment.
I'm guessing that Poland's standing army is proportionally much smaller than the US's, so this isn't a completely fair measure.
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I'm guessing that Poland's standing army is proportionally much smaller than the US's, so this isn't a completely fair measure.
yes I thought about that

and Japan has practically no Army for its population.

I think the US spends something like 45% of the money spent on arms

US is 4-5 % of world pop

there is something very wrong.
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yes I thought about that

and Japan has practically no Army for its population.

I think the US spends something like 45% of the money spent on arms

US is 4-5 % of world pop

there is something very wrong.
Yeah...the other countries of the world don't do their part to keep themselves and other places safe.

Damn, double-edged swords can be a bitch.

(To say this more politely...the statistics you quote seem to point to a natural conclusion, but this conclusion can be completely turned around.)
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:47 PM   #19
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Sting,

you seem to like numbers.

We could take the population of Poland and the U. S. and see what the true value of coalition partners are.

england is the largest participant but still probably has around a 40% of our commitment.
You seem to like this concept of a "True Coalition". Could you please give an historical example of what a "True Coalition" is over the past 50 years?

Lets take the population of Iraq and the number of Iraqi's serving in the military or the police force fight terrorist. There are 100,000, so in terms of ratio's Iraq already has the United States beat in this area.

But if one is like John Kerry and John Edwards and pretends that the hundreds of Iraqi's in the new military and police force, who have sacrificed their lives fighting the terrorist, do not deserve to be mentioned as apart of the coalition, then I doubt they will agree with what is said above.
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