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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Lincoln suspended habeus corpus rights. Therefore, all Republicans to this day have no respect for them. You can run from your history or accept it.
    I'm quite prepared to accept that, and why not? Now will you accept the fact that the Democrats were the party of racists since prior to the Civil War? I really don't see where their bigotry has ceased in any meaningful way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Atwater was one political consultant among many. He was also a decent guitarist. And GOP inroads in the South predated him by 20 years. Btw, I have my problems with the Repubs too, but your form of gasbaggery is just too much fun to puncture.
    Sure, sure, and Rushbo just is one of many right wing hate talkers *shaking head*


    Like I said, CONservatives are NEVER on the correct side of history!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I'm quite prepared to accept that, and why not? Now will you accept the fact that the Democrats were the party of racists since prior to the Civil War? I really don't see where their bigotry has ceased in any meaningful way.
    Yeah, THAT'S why 90% of blacks vote Dems, how many GOP party leaders showed up at the anniversary to MLK's speech last year? lol

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2three2001 View Post
    Like I said, CONservatives are NEVER on the correct side of history!
    Didn't Reagan win the Cold War? or do you have a liberal slogan that explains THAT away?

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

    Any educated word on ISIS' troop numbers, armament, or organization? Are the official estimates off?

    I mean... They're not a professional army, and they're don't have the backing of a nation state behind them (as far as I'm aware, anyway). It seems odd that they'd be able to make this kind of head way so quickly, especially against a relatively well-supplied national army with heavily armored units and air power at its disposal.

    Are the Iraqis simply not putting up a fight? Is the local population rising up to support the invaders?

    Something about this just doesn't seem right. They've basically taken half the damn country.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2three2001 View Post
    Sure, sure, and Rushbo just is one of many right wing hate talkers *shaking head*


    Like I said, CONservatives are NEVER on the correct side of history!
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Tell that to the 4,000+ men and women who died to make Iran the regional power house.

    Iraq was the mess from the first day. You just have exceptionally poor partisan memory. Remember the rampant looting? Tell me how that wasn't a mess.

    Your MO is to blame the Democrats for everything and pretend that Republican time was rainbows and butterflies.
    That mess was cleaned up. Now, we have a bigger, more deadly mess. Let's try and deal with the present and not some irrelevant fact that is 11 years old.
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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

    Seems the Kurds either might be taking advantage of the situation or trying to clean up Iraq's mess
    "Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state."

    Iraq beginning to unravel; U.S. mulling options - chicagotribune.com


    YPG and Peshmerga hand in hand against ISIS


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Any word on ISIS' troop numbers, armament, or organization?

    I mean... They're not a professional army, and they're don't have the backing of a nation state behind them (as far as I'm aware, anyway). It seems odd that they'd be able to make this kind of head way so quickly, especially against a relatively well-supplied national army with heavily armored units and air power at its disposal.

    Are the Iraqis simply not putting up a fight? Is the local population rising up to support the invaders?

    Something about this just doesn't seem right. They've basically taken half the damn country.

    article-2655977-1EB74DCF00000578-527_962x979.jpg
    The Iraqi Army is disentigrating. It's not hard to see why ISIS is moving so fast, against almost non-existant resistance.

    As far as armaments go, ISIS will be well equipped after they capture the Iraqi Army's equipment.
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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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Iraqi Army is disentigrating. It's not hard to see why ISIS is moving so fast, against almost non-existant resistance.

    As far as armaments go, ISIS will be well equipped after they capture the Iraqi Army's equipment.
    Morale and leadership must be virtually non-existent for things to be going this catastrophically wrong.

    I also have to imagine that the invaders are getting support from local Sunni groups. That's basically the only way these kinds of gains are feasible.

    They simply wouldn't have the manpower otherwise.

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