Page 60 of 68 FirstFirst ... 10505859606162 ... LastLast
Results 591 to 600 of 671

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

  1. #591
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yes, it does. The German Army in 1918 is a perfect example.
    A tree frog to compare to our apple?

    No, this was a different situation. Saddam's army would never reach what Hitler's did. And in this world, Any Saddam incursion into an other country would have resulted in him being destoryed. A man wanting to hold on to power more than ANYTHING else, like Saddam, would never risk it. Total destruction was not necessary.

    Again, you reach inaccurate conclusions.

    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.

  2. #592
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The army doesn't have to be destroyed completely to be beaten, and no longer the threat it was.
    obama's doing the best he can

    but he's in the wrong country, which makes it kinda hard

    Petraeus: Al Qaeda No Longer Operating in Afghanistan

    so the converted neocon is waging an increasingly aggressive and never so secret war in the sovereign nation next door, using drones and helicopter gunships and isaf special ops on the ground

    "even by the most conservative estimates, about 50 percent of the casualties are thought to have been civilians"

    Obama's Hidden War in Pakistan

    party on, progressives

    peace
    Last edited by The Prof; 07-25-11 at 04:50 PM.

  3. #593
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Wait no longer!

    Iraqi no-fly zones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Those no fly zones were agreed to in GW1. Shooting at our planes patrolling the no fly zones was an act of war. No further justification is necessary to finish him off.
    What you refer was a technical violation, hardly a threat to the US or Iraq's neighboring countries. Please try again

    Show us the military threat to the US or Iraq's neighboring countries that was verified when we invaded their country?
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

  4. #594
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The only way to destroy and army's offensive capability, is to destroy the army altogether.
    An army without tanks, planes and missles is of no threat to the US or Iraq's neighbors, who do have tanks, planes and missles. How do you think we were able to take their capitol in a week if they were such a military threat?

    Granada was a comparable threat. Is that all you got?
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

  5. #595
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,444

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    A tree frog to compare to our apple?

    No, this was a different situation. Saddam's army would never reach what Hitler's did. And in this world, Any Saddam incursion into an other country would have resulted in him being destoryed. A man wanting to hold on to power more than ANYTHING else, like Saddam, would never risk it. Total destruction was not necessary.

    Again, you reach inaccurate conclusions.
    That has nothing to do with the Iraqi Army's combat power. You do understand what combat power is. Right?

  6. #596
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

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

    Still waiting Apdst ~ Show us the military threat to the US or Iraq's neighboring countries that was verified when we invaded their country?
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

  7. #597
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,444

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Still waiting Apdst ~ Show us the military threat to the US or Iraq's neighboring countries that was verified when we invaded their country?
    Ya see? There you go again. I never said that Iraq was a threat to the United States.

    However, someone thought that Iraq was a threat to someone, hence the no-fly zone.

  8. #598
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ya see? There you go again. I never said that Iraq was a threat to the United States.

    However, someone thought that Iraq was a threat to someone, hence the no-fly zone.
    So you agree that Iraq was not a threat to the US or its neighbors?
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

  9. #599
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,444

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So you agree that Iraq was not a threat to the US or its neighbors?
    I never said that Iraq was a threat to the United States! Goddamn!! How many times do I have to say that?

  10. #600
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That has nothing to do with the Iraqi Army's combat power. You do understand what combat power is. Right?
    Yes, I do. But understand, as i repeat, their combat power was meaningless to us. It was too weak, and was never going to be strong enough to concern us or the region, as we and the UN were protecting the region, with or without NFZs. Those zones only were inplace to protect Iraqis. Trying to pretend Saddam's paper tiger was more than it was is kind of silly.

    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.

Page 60 of 68 FirstFirst ... 10505859606162 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •