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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    The fact that Republicans are condemning Obama for following-through on a negotiated promise Republican President George Bush made to Iraq, shows just how dishonest & hypocritical they are.
    They can go or they could have stayed. It seems clear though that Iraq will soon be a theocracy, much like Iran. The same is true of Egypt and now Libya.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    They can go or they could have stayed. It seems clear though that Iraq will soon be a theocracy, much like Iran. The same is true of Egypt and now Libya.

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    Is that up to us or them?

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post

    I invited no comparison whatsoever.

    Anyone who cannot use the quote system should not be on these boards.
    You did, and trying to attack me won't hide it.

    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: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You did, and trying to attack me won't hide it.
    Do you understand the quote system?

    If so quote were I compared WWII to the Iraq war. Otherwise just go your own way.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Times have changed dramatically since Jefferson's musings. While the United States may want to restrict itself diplomatic and trade relations it cannot insist other countries, or terrorist groups, do the same.

    The American people were very much against involving themselves in WWII just 20 years after "The War To End All Wars" but that proved impossible. Since then there has been Communism with its 100 million plus victims and now Islamic terrorism. This goes well beyond trade and diplomatic relations and there is really nothing anyone can do about it except to meet the challenges the bad guys are always creating. That's just the way of the world.
    They were until this thing called Pearl Harbor happened.
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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

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    They were until this thing called Pearl Harbor happened.
    Exactly. And as the Jihadists take over the Middle East there will be more Pearl Harbors. They are already murdering Christians in Egypt with impunity and this will continue. Then Israel will be next. Chanting against Jews, as we can see in the OWS demonstrations will become more commonplace, while complaining against any Islamic activities will be "Islamophobic". The Left has aligned themselves with the Jihadists so there is an ever growing fifth column in the western democracies.

    It is impossible to be isolated from any of this.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    We need to stay and export American Values.

    It it working wonders.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    We need to pull out of Afghanistan as well. We've done what we can with folks that all seem born with a suicide bomber gene.

    We can just keep our drones and cruise missiles at the ready. Just 12 years ago there was genuine political apprehension at trying to kill Bin Laden, perhaps missing, and instead having 5-10 dead civilians that we could not "justify". In the political climate then, it was a legitimate concern to have to consider the ramifications of killing non-combatant semi-innocents. Clinton sturuggle mightily with scenarios presented to him, and with some legitimacy.

    Not now. We drop the bombs on all kinds of Pakistani's, and collateral damage is no big deal. Hardly makes the news anymore.

    Should such as an OBL show up again anywhere, we won't lose sleep bombing them moving forward. One of many things that has changed since 9-11.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Exactly. And as the Jihadists take over the Middle East there will be more Pearl Harbors. They are already murdering Christians in Egypt with impunity and this will continue. Then Israel will be next. Chanting against Jews, as we can see in the OWS demonstrations will become more commonplace, while complaining against any Islamic activities will be "Islamophobic". The Left has aligned themselves with the Jihadists so there is an ever growing fifth column in the western democracies.

    It is impossible to be isolated from any of this.
    What's the solution, then? Everlasting whack-a-mole style military operations?
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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    What's the solution, then? Everlasting whack-a-mole style military operations?
    Fighting to win is the solution.

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