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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Invasion of Iran 500k
    Genocide (twice) 250k
    Invasion of Kuwait
    Intentional starvation 400k
    Institutionalized rape
    Large-scale torture
    The violation of 17 Ch7 UNSCRs
    Firing on a no-fly zone established to prevent further genocide
    A fake WMD program


    All of that gone, it's a new Chapter in Iraq's history - one with hope for development.



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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Unfortunately, before this is over with, lots of Iraqis may wish that they had Saddam back in power.
    as I said, they have no concept of "freedom". they are just looking for the next dictator to come along and tell them what to do. it's been that way for thousands and thousands of years....it's all they know
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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Well, how about the Kurds who don't have to fear being gassed in the streets? How about the Iraqi children that are no longer being deliberately deprived of food by their government? How about the living in Iraq who can now determine their own future?



    How about the hundreds of Al-Qaeda militants who just broke out of prison and have no use for the Iraqi government?

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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Yes, we did.
    Not me personally.

    But, I think that the vast majority of people who were telling me about Iraq being the "first domino" of freedom and democracy in the Arab world held their beliefs with sincerity. I suspect that some non-insignificant number of them have feelings consternation about the state of affairs in Iraq today.
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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    We actually train. All the time. Constant training. One company size unit might go through 100,000 rounds in a year, just to ensure unit proficiency with weapons. We can afford that level of training, because it's viewed as the single most important aspect of an effective military. While the enemy is sitting around, jacking off and getting complacent, we're getting ready to kill.

    That's the difference.
    I don't remember having that much ammunition. We always wanted to shoot more. Never could. Never enough ammo on base. I was in Arty.
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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    they teach calculus to pigs in Japan?
    I saw that coming
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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How about the hundreds of Al-Qaeda militants who just broke out of prison and have no use for the Iraqi government?
    We're talking about what ordinary Iraqis have gained from the invasion, remember?
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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I don't remember having that much ammunition. We always wanted to shoot more. Never could. Never enough ammo on base. I was in Arty.
    I was in Korea. I went to the range maybe 10-13 times in two years, including about 4 or 5 convoy live fires. We expended the **** out of ammunition.
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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I was in Korea. I went to the range maybe 10-13 times in two years, including about 4 or 5 convoy live fires. We expended the **** out of ammunition.
    Convoy fire is the ****!

    Maybe we got less bullets because we got to shoot arty.
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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I don't remember having that much ammunition. We always wanted to shoot more. Never could. Never enough ammo on base. I was in Arty.
    I'm in the Army reserves and we didn't even have enough ammo to get everyone in my unit qualified on their individual weapon this year. I haven't actually fired a weapon with the Army since 2009. Of course, I'm a logistics officer so it's not quite as important that I be able to hit a target at 300 meters.
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