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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Bull! if that war was for Iraqi oil, where the hell is it?

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    I think it's more about a strategic presence in the Middle East. Just setting up shop in the general vicinity....

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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    With a few exceptions during WW-II ours has been a Nation that goes out of it's way to to fair and civil and to try to limit civilian loses.

    Islam goes out of it's way to maim and kill innocent people from any walk of life.

    After 9-11 we could have done as we did in Japan but burning Tokyo almost to the ground and obliterating two other Cities with A-bombs but we didn't and it has cost us dearly.

    I don't believe at playing War as we have so far, and did in Vietnam.

    You have to go to War to win and no half way half-assed measures or it ends up being drawn out into and endless quagmire and we finally give up and go home and thousands died for nothing and nothing changes other than the bad guys have time to regroup and come back another day even stronger.

    Now we know the Taliban has told it's murderers to back off until Obama completes his retreat.

    Once our troops are down in numbers where the Taliban no longer fear them They will kill off the Government in power and go right back to where they were before 9-11.

    Obama is the stupidest idiot to ever come along. You never ever tell the enemy you plans. What does he have for brains?

    Nothing I suspect.

    One last thing for Aunt Spicker. It took far less than 100 to bring about the reality of 9-11.
    So your telling me a religion, something that is intangible, "goes out of it's way to maim and kill innocent people?"
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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Kindly re-read the post to see what it actually says, and try again!
    So when you say:

    the most powerful military on the planet attacking one of the weakest, to gain access for big oil....
    That means you don't think that the Iraqi war was for oil?

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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    I think it's more about a strategic presence in the Middle East. Just setting up shop in the general vicinity....
    I think it was about in light of 9/11 changing things, and how we approached the ME and their radicals, not letting Saddam go any further with his tactics, and suppression of his own people. Not to mention his proposed at the time ability to regenerate his WMD programs, and then aid terror orgs. with that type of weaponry.

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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Bull! if that war was for Iraqi oil, where the hell is it?

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    BBC NEWS | Middle East | BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions
    In the run-up to the invasion, one of the most senior officials in charge of procurement in the Pentagon objected to a contract potentially worth $7bn that was given to Halliburton, a Texan company which used to be run by Dick Cheney before he became vice-president.

    Unusually only Halliburton got to bid - and won.


    Not to mention how many oil wells they've created in one of the largest oil fields in Iraq (Majnoon).

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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So when you say:



    That means you don't think that the Iraqi war was for oil?

    j-mac

    Apparently, you are unaware that we get our oil from the world oil market, and you are unaware that Saddam kicked big oil out of Iraq over 35 years ago when Iraq nationalized its oil. By our war, and setting up a new government with US military protection, big oil was able to return to Iraq for the first time since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I think it was about in light of 9/11 changing things, and how we approached the ME and their radicals, not letting Saddam go any further with his tactics, and suppression of his own people. Not to mention his proposed at the time ability to regenerate his WMD programs, and then aid terror orgs. with that type of weaponry.

    j-mac
    But where did the US gov't make the link between Saddam and the 9/11 terrorists?

    How did we go from Al-Qaeda attacking US to US invades Iraq?

    Perhaps war could have been much cheaper, smaller, and quicker if we attacked Afghanistan full force from the get go, no Iraq.

    Why blow the war up into magnificent proportions at the expense of US lives and tax dollars?

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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Ultimately? George Bush.
    Can't get much dumber than this post.
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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I'm perfectly willing to credit Lincoln with freeing an entire race from slavery. Are you also going to credit him with the murders that every white person has committed?
    Yes, and he was Republican while YOUR party of KKKer's were hanging blacks.
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    Re: 100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Once our troops are down in numbers where the Taliban no longer fear them They will kill off the Government in power and go right back to where they were before 9-11.
    So? It's not our business. If the Afghan people want to remove the Taliban, they will do what they can to remove the Taliban. Dropping carpet combs and turning the country into a major warzone isn't making life better for the Afghans. Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan have been committing atrocities just as the Taliban were doing before we showed up. Torture, rapes and murders have all been documented. We're not exactly winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan.

    Either way, what's our alternative? Stay in Afghanistan indefinitely? We should focus on defense here at home rather than chasing small groups of terrorists all around the world invading countries along the way.
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