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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    If we were fighting the government of Afghanistan, had they attacked us,you might have a point. However, that is not the case.
    The government in Afghanistan--The Taliban--aided and protected the org that did protect us. That made the Taliban a target, too.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The Taliban were never a threat to us, they are still there, and they will be there when we are gone. I agree with your position on the post-ops in Afghanistan. Iraq is another matter. We should never have waged war on one of the most defenseless countries on the planet after the Persian Gulf war and 10 years of sanctions. Anyone involved with the Persian Gulf war and the effects of a decade of Sanctions should have known Iraq was of no threat to us or its neighbors.
    Iraq was such a non-threat, that we spent billions of dollars and ten+ years, enforcing a no-fly zone in Iraq. It was all because they weren't a threat.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Iraq was such a non-threat, that we spent billions of dollars and ten+ years, enforcing a no-fly zone in Iraq. It was all because they weren't a threat.
    That was to protect his own people; not us. Not his neighbors.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The government in Afghanistan--The Taliban--aided and protected the org that did protect us. That made the Taliban a target, too.
    However, did not attack us. Best to get the one responsible and not spend so much on nation building. The Taliba had no interest is us.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You have seen the statements by elected democrats from Clinton to Hilary to Pelosi and yet you continue to just ride along with your head out the window and your tongue out. La la la...

    Clinton sat on his thumb for 8 years. The UN just kept passing resolution after resolution...obviously he never complied with the 17...they kept passing them...the evidence on the worlds position re Saddam and WMDs is clear. Well...for anyone that isnt 100% invested in NOT seeing.
    And I've also shown those statements are taken out of context, some even before they declared the threat over. Dishonest efforts really don't help you as much as think.

    And in those Clinton years, Iraq did nothing. Squat. So, what would justify the expense and loss of life?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    What was Clintons position on Iraq and WMDs? Kerry's? Daschle's? Pelosi's? Kennedy's?
    Only five? But I do know you should read Kerry carefully. I don't feel like linking it yet again. In his statement, he states clearly Saddam is not the type threat that would justify invasion outside the UN. He stillshouldn't have votedto pass the buck, honest demands we see it all.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That was to protect his own people; not us. Not his neighbors.
    Didn't work with all the mass graves we found

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Didn't work with all the mass graves we found
    Most of which happen long before 2003. Long before. When that was going on, we did nothing.Waited until it had long stopped, addedyears of sanctions to cause more pain, and then brought war that led to at least some 100,000 civilains being killed. Damn, it's a wonder they don't just love us to death.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That was to protect his own people; not us. Not his neighbors.
    You got that all wrong. It was to protect the Kurds and to prevent Saddam from launching anymore cross border incursions.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You got that all wrong. It was to protect the Kurds and to prevent Saddam from launching anymore cross border incursions.
    The Kurds are his own people. And his attacking across the border was no longer a consideration.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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