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

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    I don't think it's clear yet that it really is 'our fight'. If the cure is worse than the disease then we'd have to be consistent and get rid of the next despot as well. I'm all for that until someone finally pays attention and gets it right, but would we ever make that commitment?
    The destruction of the Asad regime in Syria is a strategic blow against Iran. It smothers Hezbollah in Lebanon. This is a victory worth working for.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I am a libertarian because I value liberty above all, first, last and always.
    But you want to tax me in order to pay for some war with Syria that is not gonna benefit me in any way, shape, or form, right?

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    The U.S. has no credibility the moment BHO, having declared a "red line," starts looking for shades of pink, like now.
    Oh ok, so under Bush the US government was seething with credibility. Am I understanding your logic correctly?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You really should read that article. It encourages meddling, non-meddling, support, non-support, lines and non-lines and every mealy-mouth phrase ever spoken by a glib, robotic, crap-talking bureaucrat.
    Right, and the biggest threat to my liberty is the US government making threats and then dragging me into yet another pointless war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    But you want to tax me in order to pay for some war with Syria that is not gonna benefit me in any way, shape, or form, right?



    Oh ok, so under Bush the US government was seething with credibility. Am I understanding your logic correctly?
    GWB gained credibility going into Afghanistan. Lost some not finding WMD in Iraq. Got it back with the surge in Iraq. No additional taxes. What the Syrian opposition needs can be provided from existing budgets. As for benefits, the destruction of the Asad regime in Syria would be a strategic blow against Iran.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The destruction of the Asad regime in Syria is a strategic blow against Iran. It smothers Hezbollah in Lebanon. This is a victory worth working for.
    Every single one of your little interventions has been a complete disaster. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya. Hell, it really doesn't matter how far we go back. Somalia, Kosovo. Not even one of these interventions have helped Americans in any way. Yet you keep dragging us into your pointless chessboard games.

    Honestly, if I have to choose between free cell phones for people who refuse to work, or your idiotic, ill-conceived, pointless wars, I will have to go with the free cell phones for the moochers. And THAT my friend, is why you guys keep losing elections time and time and time again. The sooner you figure that out, the better.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Every single one of your little interventions has been a complete disaster. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya. Hell, it really doesn't matter how far we go back. Somalia, Kosovo. Not even one of these interventions have helped Americans in any way. Yet you keep dragging us into your pointless chessboard games.

    Honestly, if I have to choose between free cell phones for people who refuse to work, or your idiotic, ill-conceived, pointless wars, I will have to go with the free cell phones for the moochers. And THAT my friend, is why you guys keep losing elections time and time and time again. The sooner you figure that out, the better.
    Interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Kosovo have all helped create a better world. We have not intervened in any meaningful way in Somalia.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Right, and the biggest threat to my liberty is the US government making threats and then dragging me into yet another pointless war.
    Hmmm...Drag you into another pointless war? Are you in the military? were in the military? Understand anything at all about Geo political strategic interests? Seems not.

    But you want to tax me in order to pay for some war with Syria that is not gonna benefit me in any way, shape, or form, right?
    Not at all...You are free to relocate anytime you wish to Venezuela....
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    GWB gained credibility going into Afghanistan. Lost some not finding WMD in Iraq. Got it back with the surge in Iraq. No additional taxes.
    LOL. Yep, Bush magically regained the United States' credibility with the surge. After the surge, countries around the world started listening to and trusting the United States and our great leader, George W. Bush!

    What planet are you living on?

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    What the Syrian opposition needs can be provided from existing budgets.
    Existing budgets are about 100x too big first of all. Secondly, that's what you guys say every, single, time. And every, single, time, it turns out to be a gross underestimation, almost exponentially wrong. No exceptions.

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    As for benefits, the destruction of the Asad regime in Syria would be a strategic blow against Iran.
    How does that benefit me again?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Right, and the biggest threat to my liberty is the US government making threats and then dragging me into yet another pointless war.
    It's not pointless if you go in to win and win quick, with tons of shock and awe. It's when you go in and then shilly shally about, getting all political, that you begin to (inevitably) lose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Kosovo have all helped create a better world.
    Unsupported assertion, and it's false.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays
    We have not intervened in any meaningful way in Somalia.
    Yeah we did, and a bunch of soldiers lost their lives for no reason.

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