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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    It's covert operations that is publically exposed

    It won't be the first time a country's covert operations has been exposed, yet nobody criticizes the country for carrying out covert operations without the approval of Congress, especially those concerned with terrorism
    If war and covert operations are micromanaged by Congress, then not a dam*ed thing will be accomplished. Vietnam showed that
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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes



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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

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    I do find it ironic. But 2 things on this.

    A: He didn't ask for it.

    B: He should have really... not accepted it. He might have gotten a lot of shtick for that, but it was the right thing for him to do.

    I honestly think he was given it because perhaps they felt in a guy like Obama, if they gave him it, it would drive him to steer US policy towards less interventionist policy, given the rhetoric during his campaign. I really don't think it was because he was black btw.

    Well, didn't they turn out to be incorrect.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I just dont understand why you latte sipping liberals want the terrorists to win and hate the troops and don't support our country or the president or...

    Sorry I thought it was 2003 my bad.
    I supports him. I think he should drop in half a million ground troops and use Yemen as a staging area to invade Saudi Arabia and get some real OIL. I mean there are Wahabis there, OBL was from there, women can't drive there. End of story. Nuke 'em. Major profits. Screw kharma. The Corporatocracy needs capital infusion and better market control.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Good for Obama. I seriously like this guy way more than I thought I would. I would seriously go golfing with the guy. But then again, I'd golf with Stalin if the course was nice enough.
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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    why would people be outraged if nobody was supposed to know about it because it's secret?
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    An about face? Targeted airstrikes against terrorists with the permission of the "host" country and a full-scale ground invasion and occupation are not the same thing.
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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    The Socialist Times uses the term "war" more than once if you didn't notice.

    We are militarily engaged in the affairs of a foreign country.
    Obama does not have Congressional or UN Approval.
    Just using Obama's measuring stick.

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    I think the fight against AQ would be covered under the AUMF of 2001.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I do find it ironic. But 2 things on this.

    A: He didn't ask for it.

    B: He should have really... not accepted it. He might have gotten a lot of shtick for that, but it was the right thing for him to do.

    I honestly think he was given it because perhaps they felt in a guy like Obama, if they gave him it, it would drive him to steer US policy towards less interventionist policy, given the rhetoric during his campaign. I really don't think it was because he was black btw.

    Well, didn't they turn out to be incorrect.
    So what you're saying is the Nobel Peace Prize is now given to people for what the committee thinks the person will do after receiving it, not because of anything they actually had done up to that point?

    Talk about illegitimize the entire peace prize idea! LOL

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