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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Let's just hope they pick the right one
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They: human? male? adult?
How many "ones" are there to choose: two? three? four? more?
If the wrong one is chosen, will someone get hurt?
"Ones" are physical things?
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Is the right one a path of some sort?
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Is the right one a path of some sort? yesish but could you clarify what you mean by path and i'll give a more definite answer
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They: human? \b[yes} male? both male & female adult? yes
How many "ones" are there to choose: two? this three? four? more?
If the wrong one is chosen, will someone get hurt? this will happen if either is chosen
"Ones" are physical things? yes
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Path being a life choice? a decision to do somthing over another? eg to choose to study chemistry rather than physics.

So there are two choices? but if either is chosen someone will get hurt? The persons in the collective 'lets' is the right one for them the wrong one for the choosers?
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Path being a life choice? a decision to do somthing over another? eg to choose to study chemistry rather than physics. that's a no then

So there are two choices? just to clarify my earlier answer "they" in the puzzle statement aren't aware of a second option but may select it in error they do not actually feel they are making a choice but if either is chosen someone will get hurt? yesThe persons in the collective 'lets' is the right one for them the wrong one for the choosers? no the right one would be right for both "they" and the "lets" (god i hope i'm making sense here)
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I'm confused already... there is a choice to be made, but the "they" group aren't aware there is a choice? if they pick the right one, they will be hurt, but it will still be the right choice for everyone?

is there a physical path to walk down?

are there 2 people in the "they" group? 3? 4? 5?

is there a specific number of people in the "lets" group? 2? 3? 4? 5?
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I'm confused already... there is a choice to be made, but the "they" group aren't aware there is a choice? ok lets kill off the whole choice issue. "They" are about to embark on a particular course of action however the potential to make an error exists but they are probably unaware of this. If they go the correct course people (including some of "they") will get hurt . However if they make the error people will get hurt also. I should add that this a fairly lighthearted puzzle and the chances of the error being made are zero. The puzzle statement is a remark made to me by a friend of mine who pointed out a slight oddity that i had never noticed but probably should have. if they pick the right one, they will be hurt, but it will still be the right choice for everyone? see above which i hope answers this question

is there a physical path to walk down? more a course of action to be taken

are there 2 people in the "they" group? 3? 4? 5? many many more

is there a specific number of people in the "lets" group? 2? 3? 4? 5? i'd say about 50,000 but potentially up to 4 million could be impacted
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Is it a political? military? Scientifical? ethical course of action?

any involvement with immunisation? virus strains?
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Is it a political? military? this one Scientifical? ethical course of action?

any involvement with immunisation? virus strains? no
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That was a quick reply....

is it the war in iraq? problems in zimbabwe? afganistan? africa? middle east? south america?
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That was a quick reply.... slow day at the office

is it the war in iraq? this one - you're going to solve this very quickly i feel problems in zimbabwe? afganistan? africa? middle east? south america?
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Decision to pull out the troops? decision to send in more troops? decision to use Iraq as a base to push into Iran?
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Decision to pull out the troops? decision to send in more troops? decision to use Iraq as a base to push into Iran? none of these i'm afraid
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Is it a coalition choice ? or an Iraqi choice?
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Is it a coalition choice ? i prefer the word decision or course of action but yes or an Iraqi choice? no
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troop movements?
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troop movements? yesish
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who would make this course of action... politions? the troops? Generals?
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who would make this course of action... politions? the troops? Generals? like all military operations the politician decide on the action and the military do the spadework

Please note that this action has already happened
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To set up the new government? to host elections? to execute sadam? to elect Bush?
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To set up the new government? to host elections? to execute sadam? to elect Bush? none of these
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gondoleeza rice is she one of them?
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gondoleeza rice is she one of them? yes. I'm sure she would have been one of those involved in the decision
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Ok back to the yesish for troop movements.. is the course of action for the entire military presence in Iraq? is it to engage the enemy in a certain way?
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Ok back to the yesish for troop movements.. is the course of action for the entire military presence in Iraq? yope is it to engage the enemy in a certain way? the decision is more high level than this
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To engage in torture?
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To engage in torture? no , you're putting the cart before the horse!
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Is it not happening in Afganistan too? Is this happening all over Iraq or in a specific region? Are the Iraqi people happy about it?
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Is it not happening in Afganistan too? no Is this happening all over Iraq or in a specific region? this action has already happened it took place throughout Iraq.Are the Iraqi people happy about it? some were some weren't
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I'm going to post a hint on this as traffic is very slow and the premise of the puzzle is a little silly

HINT: The course of action is the actual invasion of Iraq
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So the right one is the actual method of invasion?
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So the right one is the actual method of invasion? no
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so the two you confirmed Condoleeza Rice is the other Bush?

were the choices diplomacy or military action?
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so the two you confirmed Condoleeza Rice is the other Bush? well i'm guessing those two were involved in the decision to invade Iraq . Others as well no doubt

were the choices diplomacy or military action? the choice in this puzzle relates to an incorrect option they may have taken when invading Iraq. It's a potential geographical error
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Is there another place called Iraq? Or something that sounds like it? That they could have invaded instead?
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Is there another place called Iraq? Or something that sounds like it? That they could have invaded instead? no to all but definately OTRT
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is the puzzle anything to do with going after Al Qaeda the an concentrating on the wrong country?
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is the puzzle anything to do with going after Al Qaeda the an concentrating on the wrong country? No. The puzzle is much simpler than any global anti-terrorism policy. Enjays questions almost hit on the answer(which i'll remind you is fairly lighthearted and silly)
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Is it something like they could have taken a wrong turning? Would the error have been invading the wrong country?
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Is it something like they could have taken a wrong turning? not really Would the error have been invading the wrong country? yes
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Going to Iran rather than Iraq?
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Going to Iran rather than Iraq? nope but i wouldn't put it past them
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The other country they could have invaded, (going back to Enjay's question) would this country be in the same region?
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The other country they could have invaded, (going back to Enjay's question) would this country be in the same region? no
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country in Europe? Asia? Africa? South America?
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country in Europe? thisAsia? Africa? South America?
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So is it a country that could be theoretically confused with Iraq? (I say theoretically because I hope there was no real chance of them making this mistake :-)) Does it have a similar name? Similar shape? Is it similar in any waY?
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So is it a country that could be theoretically confused with Iraq? a part of a country yes (I say theoretically because I hope there was no real chance of them making this mistake :-)) no chance at all thank god. by the way how come the smileys aren't working Does it have a similar name? Similar shape? this one Is it similar in any waY? only in shape. You are practically there so I'll go a head and $poil as you are unlikely to know the region of the country i had in mind
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Well I am one of those people who has trouble pointing to Iraq on a map so its unlikely I could go further! I have no idea what's happening to the smileys...I just get an error message.
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************SPOILER**************

Some years back my friend and I were talking about the upcoming invasion of Iraq. My mate said I hope the pick the right one. When I asked for an explanation he pointed out the remarkable similarity in shape between County Monaghan In Ireland (which is where we are both from) and Iraq. I was amazed that I had never noticed this before. Apparently at a St Patrick's Day parade in New York the Monaghan Branch had to remove their banner because people thought they were protesting about the war. to view the similarities click below

www.cynicalstuff.com/2006/12/08

Hope you enjoyed this silly puzzle
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Very nice Peter...

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