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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Says who?

    looks like a good job for the UN to me.
    If they keep take over areas with oil fields, they can possibly reduce the daily production levels enough to shock the market. As much as we're becoming independent of that area for direct energy, the global market is an aggregate of oil supply, causing the price per barrel to rise when wells are taken offline. If we allow the rebels to continue, they can spread their control and destabilize a large area of the ME for quite awhile.
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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.
    Actually, Saddam's number two man was Christian. No Christians were ever drug out of their homes in Saddam's Iraq on account of their religion. A few Christians, however, may of been harmed because of their politics.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Then they should be stopped at our Southern border ... too bad the Border Patrol, is too busy baby sitting.
    Stay on topic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' HD. They hated us even before we got involved. Only thing our interaction with them did.....was to increase their Hatred. Always having what one hates around them.....will do such.
    I can remember very well having seen similar dynamics in play in the Mekong Delta in 1971.

    What's that old saying about those who ignore the lessons of history....?

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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.
    No, but he would have done something else instead. Invade his neighbors, build and sell nukes, gas his citizens.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, they love AQ for all the beheadings this week?
    You'll have to ask them about that, but the religious are often very much supportive of corporal punishment. Some book or the other tells them it's a good thing, ya know?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    No, but he would have done something else instead. Invade his neighbors, build and sell nukes, gas his citizens.
    Not after desert storm. We were keeping him on a short leash. He knew that.
    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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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    You'll have to ask them about that, but the religious are often very much supportive of corporal punishment. Some book or the other tells them it's a good thing, ya know?
    A half-million people are fleeing the insurgents. I'd say they don't dig the insurgents, much.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Remember when Biden was impressed about how much of an Obama success Iraq was?




    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Remember when Biden was impressed about how much of an Obama success Iraq was?




    On Bush's war of choice?

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