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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Germany too too had a long history of division and grudges, and Korea was more unlike us than is Iraq. Sorry, but your claim falls short.
    Nothing like Iraq. They just don't compare. Later I can link some writings on that is you want.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Nothing like Iraq. They just don't compare. Later I can link some writings on that is you want.
    Compared to Germany and Korea, Iraq is easy.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    A Status of Forces Agreement was within reach had our side not wanted so badly to leave. Maliki was just putting the best face on an outcome he did not want.
    US military wasn't about to stand for more ambushes and attacks, and wanted to round up and incarcerate suspected terrorists but the installed regime wanted no part of it, now Iraq, it's people, and Malaki will pay the price. If Bush would never have wanted to war with Iraq, none of this would be happening.

    Hussein was a brutal dictator but at least he kept those terrorists in check and didn't put up with too much crap, he simply offed them, his intolerance to crap was astonishing. Malaki is such a weak leader.

    This ain't the first time the USA has installed a leader who failed. Probably won't be the last either.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    US military wasn't about to stand for more ambushes and attacks, and wanted to round up and incarcerate suspected terrorists but the installed regime wanted no part of it, now Iraq, it's people, and Malaki will pay the price. If Bush would never have wanted to war with Iraq, none of this would be happening.

    Hussein was a brutal dictator but at least he kept those terrorists in check and didn't put up with too much crap, he simply offed them, his intolerance to crap was astonishing. Malaki is such a weak leader.

    This ain't the first time the USA has installed a leader who failed. Probably won't be the last either.
    Even Gaddaff had terrorists in check, now he's gone.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Our intel performance in Iraq while US forces were deployed was superb. Moreover, while we were there he followed our advice more often than not. Our outreach to the Sunnis was the basis of the success of the Surge. A Status of Forces agreement could have been reached had our side not been so eager to use those negotiations as a pretext to leave.
    ONE policy CONservatives have EVER been on the correct side of history on? EVER?

    How about one policy the GOP has been correct about and it worked as promised the passed 40 years?

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

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    Even Gaddaff had terrorists in check, now he's gone.
    Seems like every country the USA goes to, to overthrow dictators, it ends up not being the good thing to do, seems it destabilizes nations and governments.

    We should worry about our own backyard, and let these goat herding nations and countries handle their own problems, JMO.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    We have stayed in Germany and Korea for over half a century and that worked out well. Much less of a presence would have been required in Iraq to avert the current crisis and influence regional evolution positively.
    Bet you are first on board to FINALLY decide Bush's war of choice is worth paying for and advocating for an Iraq tax on those 'job creators' to pay for it too right?

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

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    Obama couldn't wait to get out of Iraq.
    And Bush couldn't wait to invade. Which one hurt more?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2three2001 View Post
    ONE policy CONservatives have EVER been on the correct side of history on? EVER?

    How about one policy the GOP has been correct about and it worked as promised the passed 40 years?
    Reagan did a pretty good job ending the cold war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is what happens when you tell the enemy exactly when you're going to break camp and go home.
    Yeah. Thank goodness we weren't stupid enough to do that in Afghanistan, eh?

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