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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    I think the Saudi offer is to alleviate one of the major complaints about going to war...the cost. One of the biggest beefs continually expressed about Iraq and Afghanistan is the crushing debt load it's currently causing us. The offer was made to sway those in Washington that might be sitting on the fence because of the cost.
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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    They've got our money. They've got our weapons. What we don't have that they do is the common sense to stay out of fights like this.
    So you have declared that you have trillions of dollars in debt and this may be an issue that you may not be able to cover the costs of an additional war. Especially one backed by Russia, Iran, and more terrorists. So they are trying to cover the costs and hand over to you the benefits.

    Someone mentioned USA being the police cop but interested people should be paying for it. Well here is the chance.

    The only thing worthy here would be USA having more things to negotiate with in G20. Say Putin says "I want the resources. Besides you are in debt" then Obama can respond "No I want the resources. Besides this will not cost me, the Saudi's shall be paying for it."
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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    I don't think the US should get involved in Syria either but if, I mean when they do go to war again, let someone else pay for it. I see nothing wrong with that. I think the Iraqis and Lebanese should pay for their liberation rather than the American taxpayer.

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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    So now Kerry just admitted that it IS about regime change after all! Well, I've known that for thirteen years. This should push it over the edge.

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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    Charge them more plus interest and put it towards your national debt.
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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I don't think the US should get involved in Syria either but if, I mean when they do go to war again, let someone else pay for it. I see nothing wrong with that. I think the Iraqis and Lebanese should pay for their liberation rather than the American taxpayer.

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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    Everyone who was equally insulted by the Japanese doing the same in 1991 raise your hand?

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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    It's up but you just can't see it. I opposed the first attack on Iraq.

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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    Correct me if I am wrong on this one.

    Isn't is cited that Osama Bin Laden was essentially created because of the use of the American military to liberate Kuwait? Didn't he believe it should have been Arabs helping Arabs?
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    Re: Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

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    Does this mean they are volunteering to use their own armies and resources as well as their money, instead of expecting us to use our own troops? I don't see how they can "carry the whole cost" any other way. I mean, what price tag do you place on an American soldiers life? Do we become the world's mercenary policeman now?
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