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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    There isn't a national interest.
    Now there is honesty for you. The president was not so honest. He said it was in our national interest. Here is what he said but did not explain, "I believe that deploying these U.S. armed forces furthers U.S. national security interests..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The interest is in being able to stop brutality against other human beings at very little cost.
    If that is the case then why did the one term Marxist president Obama not seek the agreement of the Congress before going to the United Nations and to the Europeans to seek a solution? Why would he deploy troops on a Wednesday and send a letter to Congress on a Friday evening before heading off to campaign or play golf?

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    If that is the case then why did the one term Marxist president Obama not seek the agreement of the Congress before going to the United Nations and to the Europeans to seek a solution? Why would he deploy troops on a Wednesday and send a letter to Congress on a Friday evening before heading off to campaign or play golf?
    I'm really not that interested in your opinion of "the one term Marxist president." I'm more interested in the merits of the actual policy.
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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Do you believe environments have to be similar in the externals, (geography, climate,) but national interest has no bearing on where and why we spend American treasure, and possibly American blood?
    You seem to have a tangential understanding of my posts.

    I think that different situations which are in different environments may well be best handled by different methods. That's all.

    The stuff about national interest in the above quoted comment is stuff that you have made up for me.

    Feel free to ignore me.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I'm really not that interested in your opinion of "the one term Marxist president." I'm more interested in the merits of the actual policy.
    But you did NOT address the actual policy, did you?

    Why does he believe he is a ruler rather than a temporary president?

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    The stuff about national interest in the above quoted comment is stuff that you have made up for me.

    Feel free to ignore me.
    It is appealing. Why do you believe that the president said the deployment of these troops was in our national interest? How, in your opinion, is it in our interest to spend American taxes and possibly expend American blood to stop Africans from killing Africans?

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Why do you believe that the president said the deployment of these troops was in our national interest?
    I don't.
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    How, in your opinion, is it in our interest to spend American taxes and possibly expend American blood to stop Africans from killing Africans?
    I am not sure that it is.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I don't.
    I am not sure that it is.
    Okay. You don't believe the president, the one term Marxist, said deploying troops was in our national interest? The letter he sent to Congress disputes the first.

    And you don't believe it is in our interest to spend our tax dollars and to spend our blood to try to stop Africans from killing Africans?
    Then what do you believe? If anything? Do you just go along because you like bandwagons?

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Okay. You don't believe the president, the one term Marxist, said deploying troops was in our national interest? The letter he sent to Congress disputes the first.

    And you don't believe it is in our interest to spend our tax dollars and to spend our blood to try to stop Africans from killing Africans?
    Then what do you believe? If anything? Do you just go along because you like bandwagons?
    You obviously don't need me here. You can just keep carrying on the debate between us by yourself.
    Have fun. thanks
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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    But you did NOT address the actual policy, did you?
    Yes. I explained that every military commitment should require a cost/benefit analysis, and explained why I believe that this is a wise use of our military forces.

    Why does he believe he is a ruler rather than a temporary president?
    I really don't care what you think about Obama. It isn't relevant to whether or not it is a worthy goal to rid Central Africa of the Lord's Resistance Army.
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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    How, in your opinion, is it in our interest to spend American taxes and possibly expend American blood to stop Africans from killing Africans?
    To whom are you referring when you say "our" interest? The US government has no national interest at stake, if that's what you're asking. But it's in "our" interest ("our" referring to humanity) to end the brutality of one of Africa's bloodiest killers, when it will cost virtually nothing to do so.
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