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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A half-million people are fleeing the insurgents. I'd say they don't dig the insurgents, much.
    I'd say they don't "dig" more war. Rather, they "dig" being alive and relatively healthy.

    I don't think the "insurgents" are out to win the hearts and minds, as we always claim to be doing. They are not trying to "instill democracy" as we tell our people.

    They are trying to achieve a military objective, nothing more. Can u dig it?

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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.
    Under Saddam, Christians were treated much the same as Muslims; Saddam's right hand man, Tariq Aziz, was Christian

    In a segment of the CBS news program 60 Minutes, originally broadcast on Dec. 2, 2007, updated June 26 and aired on June 29, 2008, correspondent Scott Pelley asked Canon White: "You were here during Saddam’s reign. And now after. Which was better? Which was worse?"

    "The situation now is clearly worse” than under Saddam, White replied.

    "There’s no comparison between Iraq now and then," he told Pelley. "Things are the most difficult they have ever been for Christians. Probably ever in history. They’ve never known it like now."

    "Wait a minute, Christians have been here for 2,000 years," Pelley remarked.

    "Yes," White said.

    Iraq: Worse for Christians Now Than under Saddam Hussein by Michael Ireland

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    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?
    Bush set a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq

    Bush signed SOFA, which "lays out a framework for the withdrawal of American forces in Iraq."

    December 14, 2008

    President Bush and Iraq Prime Minister Maliki Sign the Strategic Framework Agreement and Security Agreement

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Really, they dont matter anyway. The only important thing here is keeping terrorists from using local resources to attack US.
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Stay on topic.

    If you didn't start the slide away from the Iraq topic with your comment then I misunderstood.
    You weren't suggesting that only terrorism against our mainland mattered?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    NYT is reporting that Iraq asked for airstrikes on ISIS a month ago and were denied by the White House.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/wo...s&emc=rss&_r=0



    I guess they better just call in ODIN.
    Bush's war of choice NOW CONservatives want US to be the worlds police *shaking head*

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2three2001 View Post
    Bush set a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq

    Bush signed SOFA, which "lays out a framework for the withdrawal of American forces in Iraq."

    December 14, 2008

    President Bush and Iraq Prime Minister Maliki Sign the Strategic Framework Agreement and Security Agreement
    Yeah ... so?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2three2001 View Post
    Bush's war of choice NOW CONservatives want US to be the worlds police *shaking head*

    Didn't Obama & Biden take credit for a peaceful Iraq?
    *shaking head* ... I'm going to resist that opening.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Much like with all the other recent foreign problems, this is probably not a good time to have an inexperienced Commander in charge of national defense, who is 99% focused on social justice. And a budget bureacrat in charge of the DoD.
    lol, Almost 6 years in office? Bush's war of choice AFTER ignoring AT LEAST 11 warnings on 9/11? He hit's Iraq? lol

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Didn't Obama & Biden take credit for a peaceful Iraq?
    *shaking head* ... I'm going to resist that opening.
    No. They were OPTIMISTIC. AFTER Bush's war of choice that destabilized Iraq!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Yeah ... so?
    Weren't you complaining Obama set a timeline top get out of Iraq? You know, Bush's war of choice?

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