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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    We have a voluntary force.
    Of course. That does not change the hypocrisy of those who support the war, had a chance to go, and refused to go.



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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Maybe instead of condemning the lack of action we should condemn the statements.
    Kinda what I said, right?

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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Rarely does it bring freedom. It usually replaces one despot for another. And it always grows the State.

    You mean the same rebels who would not hesitate to kill innocent US citizens if given a chance?
    We are confident in the victory of good over evil.

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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Of course. That does not change the hypocrisy of those who support the war, had a chance to go, and refused to go.
    The great thing about the military, and what makes ours the greatest to ever grace the earth, is that as a volunteer force, we are possibly also the most professional military force in history. The make up of civilian leadership ensures that military decisions can be made by non military invested decision makers, this is for a very good reason.

    I have not served in the military and after seeing how it affected my family I'm glad I decided not to join.
    "how is affected your family"? You'd have to explain that one further, but in any case you do realize the irony of you calling names like 'chickenhawk' and you never having served right? Might I suggest before you travel further down this path of denigration of the military, you stop while you're behind.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It's a tricky situation for sure...I don't want 'boots on the ground' but then again, we need to make sure that the chemical stockpiles, plus what ever Saddam sent in during the Iraq invasion is accounted for, and doesn't fall into the hands of AQ that is pouring in.
    I agree.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    We are confident in the victory of good over evil.
    Why?

    I'm confident in the victory of the most powerful and most determined.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    War is the biggest cause of the bloated State. If you value liberty you would be opposed to yet ANOTHER war.
    We don't need to go to war in Syria. We need only to assist those who are prepared to die for their own country. We have nothing to lose in Syria and much to gain, and the cost is rock bottom.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What part of "I don't want 'boots on the ground' " didn't you comprehend?
    I was answering the thread. I just wish you knew that as it concerned Iraq.

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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    especially when the fight is between a despot and an Al Qaeda backed rebellion. Who do you support? Is there a "none of the above" option?
    Sometimes it's better to wait until there is a winner before acting. I been the word "acting" in a very broad way.

    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 suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I was answering the thread. I just wish you knew that as it concerned Iraq.
    I'll give you one chance to explain how this response from you...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley
    I wondered when this silliness would pop up.

    It didn't work out well with Iraq, so I would avoid this imperialistic notion of invading countries.
    That quoted a post from me personally, is you "answering the thread"....
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