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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    No worries it is offset by the tens of thousands of illegal aliens crossing our southern border.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Yup. They are going to be combat advisers and we are setting up at least two JOCs (Joint Operation Centers). I was under the impression the troops were going there to support the embassy.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Yup. They are going to be combat advisers and we are setting up at least two JOCs (Joint Operation Centers). I was under the impression the troops were going there to support the embassy.
    The way I understand it, 275 troops are going in to protect the Embassy. This is in addition to those 275.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The way I understand it, 275 troops are going in to protect the Embassy. This is in addition to those 275.
    I didn't catch that. But that is good info.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And where do you find a problem with that? Shouldn't all American interests be defended?
    The US govt. doesn't care about American interests. It's primarily allegiance is to its lobbyists.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    At first... I was like...





    Then I read back a little and was like...







    I can't believe apdst actually got this one right.
    Apparently you are not understanding me.

    The "my buddy's sacrifice would be for nothing!!!!111one!!!!!" is a veteran attempt to play this.....

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Apparently you are not understanding me.

    The "my buddy's sacrifice would be for nothing!!!!111one!!!!!" is a veteran attempt to play this.....

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    I don't have a dog in this fight. I'm opposed morally sending any more troops to Iraq and then again, I see the necessity of sending them over there. I still see the post on the melodramatic pussies a bit over the crass line though. There is nothing wrong or melodramatic about a soldier feeling like his friends made the ultimate sacrifice and the mission must be continued on moral grounds. Sure, it's a bit self serving because we know that it's being used to further a political argument - but then again we have to give apdst the benefit of the doubt. He may genuinely feel like his friends made a sacrifice and their work is for naught if he we do nothing.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't have a dog in this fight. I'm opposed morally sending any more troops to Iraq and then again, I see the necessity of sending them over there. I still see the post on the melodramatic pussies a bit over the crass line though. There is nothing wrong or melodramatic about a soldier feeling like his friends made the ultimate sacrifice and the mission must be continued on moral grounds. Sure, it's a bit self serving because we know that it's being used to further a political argument - but then again we have to give apdst the benefit of the doubt. He may genuinely feel like his friends made a sacrifice and their work is for naught if he we do nothing.
    I have no issues with the additional security of the embassy as long as it isn't used as a backdoor to create another ground war (aka more like "police action") for many years in that despicable place. The people there have proven they do not have what it takes to keep and defend what they have created, and the United States should not continue to make it our responsibility to protect them.
    I have no issues with air strikes or small "unconventional" forces going in and doing their thing either.

    I do have issues with fellow veterans (I myself am an Iraq war combat veteran) believing that they are entitled to a century long police force in a country that doesn't want us there because they lost buddies in Iraq. My unit lost guys too, I don't try to use their deaths for my own theatrics.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I have no issues with the additional security of the embassy as long as it isn't used as a backdoor to create another ground war (aka more like "police action") for many years in that despicable place. The people there have proven they do not have what it takes to keep and defend what they have created, and the United States should not continue to make it our responsibility to protect them.
    I have no issues with air strikes or small "unconventional" forces going in and doing their thing either.

    I do have issues with fellow veterans (I myself am an Iraq war combat veteran) believing that they are entitled to a century long police force in a country that doesn't want us there because they lost buddies in Iraq. My unit lost guys too, I don't try to use their deaths for my own theatrics.
    To each their own, I just don't think that he's necessarily a melodramatic pussy for having the opposite opinion. He could easily just call you a sociopath for not seeing the importance of emotions when it comes to some of these foreign policy decisions. You're setting a dangerous standard. It's best to simply say that a soldier's death should not be used for geopolitical gain or attacks - while at the same not attacking those who see the importance of honoring the sacrifices of those who have served.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    At one time America was strong, confident and weren't too concerned whether the Saudis or Iranians would be offended. Now too many are afraid of offending anyone, no matter how murderous and backward these regimes might be.
    Bull****. Osama bin Laden made Bush his bitch through and through. 19 Saudi's attacked us with backing from some Saudi government officials all because of two things

    1) Bin Laden didn't like our air base Bush put in Saudi Arabia.
    2) Bin Laden didn't like that we were paying less than $100 per barrel.

    9/11 happens and what did Bush do? He then closed down our air base in Saudi Arabia then attacked one of Bin Laden's enemies, Saddam Hussein, and did to Hussein what Osama wanted to do himself which of course drove our oil prices well over $100 a barrel.

    Whatever strong "confidence" you are eluding to in the past was all an illusion.
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