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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    The question Iraqis ought to ask themselves: were they better off under Saddam Hussein?


    Some were. Others not so much. I reference the thousands he poisoned, and the Christians dragged out of their homes by his fedayeen and tortured.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

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    Then they should be stopped at our Southern border ... too bad the Border Patrol, is too busy baby sitting.
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    Amen to that! I don't understand why Border agents and State Governors are responsible for seeing that illegals are taken care of, when it's the federal government that has failed to do its job by enforcing the laws on immigration in the first place. Then to have to listen to the illegals whining about the food they've been given to eat just about takes the damn cake! :

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    Personally, I would like to see the threads concerning Iraq stay on the topic of Iraq.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

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    Personally, I would like to see the threads concerning Iraq stay on the topic of Iraq.
    The group currently making the headlines, the ISIS, seem to be acting independently of al qeada and is actually fighting every group in the region.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Personally, I would like to see the threads concerning Iraq stay on the topic of Iraq.
    Oops! We do sometimes tend to stray off topic somehow, even if we're only responding to someone else's post. Apologies....

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Some were. Others not so much. I reference the thousands he poisoned, and the Christians dragged out of their homes by his fedayeen and tortured.
    Putting the people of Iraq aside, none of this would have happened under Saddam's rule even with his weaken army after Desert Storm. The one thing Saddam with Iraq was to keep it stable and the different factions from fighting each other. Now quite a lot of people wouldn't agree with his methods, but they worked.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Putting the people of Iraq aside, none of this would have happened under Saddam's rule even with his weaken army after Desert Storm. The one thing Saddam with Iraq was to keep it stable and the different factions from fighting each other. Now quite a lot of people wouldn't agree with his methods, but they worked.
    Yep, he kept the lid on the pressure cooker from blowing everything to Kingdom Come under his watch. Look at what it is today - is it better or worst than it was before? I'd say worst in most ways, and that's sad. Enforced stability is sometimes preferable to chaos. My opinion....

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Malaki want's us back. what a ditz.
    he always did.. It was Obama who did not want to stay for poltical gain..

    Obama.. what a ditz... but Obama only cares about destroying the USA and the GOP.. nothing else matters..Obamas goal is to bring the USA to its knees and to fumble our position in the world..

    hows that red line in Syria doing?

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Yep, he kept the lid on the pressure cooker from blowing everything to Kingdom Come under his watch. Look at what it is today - is it better or worst than it was before? I'd say worst in most ways, and that's sad. Enforced stability is sometimes preferable to chaos. My opinion....

    Greeting, Pero.
    Sometimes stability if preferred even if the guy is a scumbag, tyrant and dictator. Getting rid of him may seem like the right thing to do, but you never know what will happen or which side of the coin a country will be on once the pieces get put back together. This is one reason I am in favor of staying out of Syria. Libya looks like it is also headed into chaos, not to mention Afghanistan. Oh the folly of nation building. Nation building is no more than colonization under local rulers doing your bidding.

    The best thing we could have done was let the Iraqi and Afghani have the form of government they wanted, then perhaps this wouldn't be happening in Iraq and perhaps we wouldn't have turned 8 of the 14 tribe northern alliance against us if we let them go back to tribal rule like they themselves wanted.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Sometimes stability if preferred even if the guy is a scumbag, tyrant and dictator. Getting rid of him may seem like the right thing to do, but you never know what will happen or which side of the coin a country will be on once the pieces get put back together. This is one reason I am in favor of staying out of Syria. Libya looks like it is also headed into chaos, not to mention Afghanistan. Oh the folly of nation building. Nation building is no more than colonization under local rulers doing your bidding.

    The best thing we could have done was let the Iraqi and Afghani have the form of government they wanted, then perhaps this wouldn't be happening in Iraq and perhaps we wouldn't have turned 8 of the 14 tribe northern alliance against us if we let them go back to tribal rule like they themselves wanted.
    The attitude that we know what's best for everyone around the world doesn't seem to be working out too well so far! Great Britain, when they ruled the world, arbitrarily divided countries up under their colonization ideas - which only made sense to them, is what started this mess that continues to this day. I really think we should butt out and leave others to run their own countries - in other words, mind our own business! Choosing which faction to give arms to only prolongs the hostilities, and only makes us more enemies! Sheesh!

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    The attitude that we know what's best for everyone around the world doesn't seem to be working out too well so far! Great Britain, when they ruled the world, arbitrarily divided countries up under their colonization ideas - which only made sense to them, is what started this mess that continues to this day. I really think we should butt out and leave others to run their own countries - in other words, mind our own business! Choosing which faction to give arms to only prolongs the hostilities, and only makes us more enemies! Sheesh!
    A lot of these problems can be traced back to WWI when the victors drew up the boundary lines making countries out of the old Austria-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. The lines were drawn up with no regard to ethnic identity or religious beliefs. Yes, at times it is better to let other countries and their people sorts things out for themselves, but we always seem to have to get involved in other countries messes for this reason or that reason. Sometimes it may be warranted, other times it is not.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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