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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    These terrorists come from many cities and countries throughout the world, and some were born in Europe or America. Boston would be an example.
    True, I'll modify it to include only cities with a predominant muslim population.

    I'd like that as much as you but I'm not sure that's possible, especially with this Administration's open border policy.
    An open border policy has nothing to do with sending drones into Iraq. Whoever can decide to do "shock and awe" can also decide to send drones. Of course it is possible.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    An open border policy has nothing to do with sending drones into Iraq. Whoever can decide to do "shock and awe" can also decide to send drones. Of course it is possible.
    It has a great deal to do with it if anyone can easily get into the country with WMD, or even create them in America.

    The US has to make a very well coordinated effort to bomb any city in the world, Mecca for instance, but Islamists only need to piece together some fertilizer and other odds and ends to create havoc in America. The Afghans defeated United States and it's allies the West having a far more powerful military and the greatest array of weapons in the world. Islamists only have to threaten action, even a riot, and the first world grinds to a stuttering halt, with cries of Islamophobia being raised, or the trite 'not all Muslims are terrorists'.

    We can see how wrong Obama was with his claim that 'the war in Iraq is over' when thousands of Iraqis are being killed each day. The same will hold true in Afghanistan.

    America can retreat from these countries but they cannot retreat from the world. As Joe Louis said, "He can run but he can't hide'. Watch what happens when power in these regions is consolidated. The American people have voted for weak leadership and will probably elect another president who soothingly tells them what they want to hear.

    I'm a bit of a skeptic on America's future, though it's past is something I've always admired.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    We arent talkign about primates...we are talking about relatively modern people in Iraq for the most part. You bet...I think you have to be as direct and blunt as you can possibly be with them. Fight for freedom and happiness or burn.

    You dont need luck...you need will.
    And America lacked the will to help Iraq get better established or win in Afghanistan. The only ones with 'will' are the Islamists.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And America lacked the will to help Iraq get better established or win in Afghanistan. The only ones with 'will' are the Islamists.
    Horse****. We spent twice as long as we should have militarily. We rebuilt cities and infrastructures. We trained their LE and police force. We support their economy and industry. 11 years is PLENTY long enough for a people to see a bunch of thugs and band together against them. They choose not to. They lack the will to. Frankly...they will deserve whatever fate they ultimately get.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Horse****. We spent twice as long as we should have militarily. We rebuilt cities and infrastructures. We trained their LE and police force. We support their economy and industry. 11 years is PLENTY long enough for a people to see a bunch of thugs and band together against them. They choose not to. They lack the will to. Frankly...they will deserve whatever fate they ultimately get.
    Obviously it wasn't or there wouldn't be the problems we see there now.

    Surely some of these people could have been redeployed, or is the strategy to deploy troops only where the fighting isn't?

    List of United States military bases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And by doing so we'll say to future allies that we can't be trusted. Allowing Iraq to fall will have negative concequences for decades to come.
    No sensible individual anywhere in the world trusts the US govt. to do anything but defend corporate oil and mining interests overseas.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    No sensible individual anywhere in the world trusts the US govt. to do anything but defend corporate oil and mining interests overseas.
    And where do you find a problem with that? Shouldn't all American interests be defended?

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Obviously it wasn't or there wouldn't be the problems we see there now.

    Surely some of these people could have been redeployed, or is the strategy to deploy troops only where the fighting isn't?

    List of United States military bases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    To what end? The people of Iraq need to stand for themselves. If they dont/wont...our duration there is irrelevant.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    The man is sending 250 troops to prop up an embassy that may come under siege. For all those who think this is a bad idea, I hope you aren't the ones asking for Hilary's head because she screwed up Benghazi. For all those asking answers for how Benghazi can happen, how one of our ambassadors can be killed, you should be cheering this action.

    I will say this is the best decision the President and his team made in this crisis.
    And then the President proved me wrong. Well done. Right when I thought I could admire a decision of his...wah wah.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    And then the President proved me wrong. Well done. Right when I thought I could admire a decision of his...wah wah.
    You talking about this?


    Obama prepared to send military advisers to Iraq - CNN.com
    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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