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    US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    'Two hundred more troops and detachment of helicopters and drones being sent to protect Americans and the US embassy.

    The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday.

    That raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.'


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    And the number just keeps growing and growing and growing...

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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'Two hundred more troops and detachment of helicopters and drones being sent to protect Americans and the US embassy.

    The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday.

    That raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.'


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    And the number just keeps growing and growing and growing...
    Hmmm are we really trying to repeat Vietnam all over again? Who says history doesn't repeat itself.
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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    I really don't understand why we are protecting an embassy in a country where we are letting the militants take over. Why risk so many lives in a situation we are not committed to being apart of. Are they hoping to somehow have diplomatic ties with the new Islamic extremist government once the civil war is over? I am left scratching my head here... We are sending in just enough troops for them to be in danger of getting caught in the crossfire and killed in large numbers. This is a disaster waiting to happen. If we don't want any part of Iraq's problems, then we should be evacuating the embassy completely.
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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Hmmm are we really trying to repeat Vietnam all over again? Who says history doesn't repeat itself.



    I'm a Vietnam vet and that's exactly what it sounds like to me.




    The best way to stay out of a war is don't get involved.

    Sending a few hundred at a time by the end of this year the USA could have thousands of troops there, and every one of them will be a terrorist target.




    Meanwhile, the USA doesn't control its own borders.

    Does anyone else see a problem there?

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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Hmmm are we really trying to repeat Vietnam all over again? Who says history doesn't repeat itself.
    I don't think Vietnam is a good comparison in most aspects. That was during the cold war and we were trying to stop communist expansion and thought fighting for a stalemate like we achieved in Korea was possible. But we in into Korea to win and settled for a stalemate. In Vietnam we went in wanting a stalemate and settled for a loss. In Vietnam we had a president in LBJ itching to get U.S. troops into Vietnam in large numbers. Remember there were already 16,300 there when LBJ took over from JFK.

    I am under the impression that President Obama is trying like heck not to get us re-involved in Iraq, at least with huge numbers of troops. At least that is the assumption I am living under today. But you maybe right comparing Iraq to Vietnam as these things can take on a life of their own. What was intended soon becomes obsolete, we send in 300, if that doesn't work then 600, then 1,000, then 10,000 and so on. In that way Iraq may come to resemble Vietnam.
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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I really don't understand why we are protecting an embassy in a country where we are letting the militants take over. Why risk so many lives in a situation we are not committed to being apart of. Are they hoping to somehow have diplomatic ties with the new Islamic extremist government once the civil war is over? I am left scratching my head here...
    We are sending in just enough troops for them to be in danger of getting caught in the crossfire and killed in large numbers.
    This is a disaster waiting to happen. If we don't want any part of Iraq's problems, then we should be evacuating the embassy completely.



    Like what happened to Reagan in 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon.

    We don't want to see a repeat of that.

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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I really don't understand why we are protecting an embassy in a country where we are letting the militants take over. Why risk so many lives in a situation we are not committed to being apart of. Are they hoping to somehow have diplomatic ties with the new Islamic extremist government once the civil war is over? I am left scratching my head here... We are sending in just enough troops for them to be in danger of getting caught in the crossfire and killed in large numbers. This is a disaster waiting to happen. If we don't want any part of Iraq's problems, then we should be evacuating the embassy completely.
    Unless the get out of Dodge plan includes razing large portions on the surrounding area I don't see sending a few troops in as a very good idea.
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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Like what happened to Reagan in 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon.

    We don't want to see a repeat of that.
    It's completely insane. I feel for the families of the troops who are being sent there. Completely outnumbered and targets fresh for the picking. A militants wet dream. Why don't we just call them up and tell them to meet us at the US embassy in Iraq.. We are outnumbered and far enough away from support that you can come have a great ole time yelling alah Akbar to your hearts content.
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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Like what happened to Reagan in 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon.

    We don't want to see a repeat of that.
    But we don't hear of Beirut and the other two bombings on a regular basis because it was a GOP admin.
    That's juswt the way we rewrite.
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    Re: US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'Two hundred more troops and detachment of helicopters and drones being sent to protect Americans and the US embassy.

    The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday.

    That raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.'


    US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq - ABC News
    And the number just keeps growing and growing and growing...
    And would not be questioned under a GOP President, as we saw last decade.
    Just imagine if McCain would have been elected.
    He still is the only one out there who wants to bomb right this minute.
    And all of Romney's defense advisors were Bush's NEO-Cons .
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