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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Yes. Everyone knew the GWB administration did that as a favor to their successors, to give them freedom to stay or go as they thought best. Acting on (correct) Pentagon advice, the BHO administration opened negotiations, but they used the negotiation process as a way to depart rather than as a way to keep a useful presence in Iraq.


    lol....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2three2001 View Post
    Bet you think Sen McCarthy got a bad rap huh?
    He was wrong in individual cases, but right in the aggregate, as historical scholarship has shown.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Maliki wanted us us to stay.
    Of course he did. He had the most powerful military in the world at his beck and call to keep him in power.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2three2001 View Post
    Mind reader too huh?

    I know what I know.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Maliki wanted us us to stay.
    Maliki: Immunity for U.S. troops scuttled deal

    raq's prime minister said Saturday that U.S. troops are leaving Iraq after nearly nine years of war because Baghdad rejected American demands that any U.S. military forces to stay would have to be shielded from prosecution or lawsuits.

    The comments by Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, made clear that it was Iraq who refused to let the U.S. military remain under the Americans' terms.
    Maliki: Immunity for U.S. troops scuttled deal | Military Times | militarytimes.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Because there were easy ways to negotiate around that. Maliki was just politicking for the home folks. He wanted us to stay and we knew that, but BHO wanted to exploit the opening to leave altogether.
    Actually there was political pressure forced on Maliki coming from Muqtada al-Sadr.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2three2001 View Post
    Maliki: Immunity for U.S. troops scuttled deal

    raq's prime minister said Saturday that U.S. troops are leaving Iraq after nearly nine years of war because Baghdad rejected American demands that any U.S. military forces to stay would have to be shielded from prosecution or lawsuits.

    The comments by Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, made clear that it was Iraq who refused to let the U.S. military remain under the Americans' terms.
    Maliki: Immunity for U.S. troops scuttled deal | Military Times | militarytimes.com
    Blah blah. Grandstanding for the home folks and children. There was a deal to be made and he thought we would make it.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    He was wrong in individual cases, but right in the aggregate, as historical scholarship has shown.
    lol, You mean according to right wingers rewriting history? Like the GOP great depression being prolonged by FDR or Reagan was a 'great' Prez?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Actually there was political pressure forced on Maliki coming from Muqtada al-Sadr.
    And now you see why he wanted us to stay.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Blah blah. Grandstanding for the home folks and children. There was a deal to be made and he thought we would make it.
    Sure, CONservatives were wrong to attack, and are ALWAYS on the wrong side of history, but THIS time, they would've been right *shaking head*

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