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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    For your conclusions to be creditable I would think that you would have to account for all of the 23 reasons for the war in Iraq as listed in the Congressional Authorization. 23 introductory paragraphs starting with "Whereas..." followed by a reason. Some turned out invalid and many were not.
    And please do some independent study on the demographics of Iraq. In 2002, the population was c. 22 million, death rate was averaging c. 8.5 per thousand for the past 10 years, and infant mortality was 63 per 1,000. Almost as soon as the invasion started the death rate improved and is now averaging c. 5 per 1,000. For a country of 25 million, a drop of 3 points in the death rate would mean 75,000 lives SAVED a year. The population jumped to 31 million, more than almost all other countries over that time period. Infant mortality rates improved.
    I contend that Iraq war saved lives. Clinton said that his biggest regret was not taking action in Rwanda when a reasonable person could have foreseen what was going to take place there. (Something similar happened in Burundi several months earlier.) Sometimes the world should react in places like Rwanda, Iraq, Cambodia, Liberia, etc. I realize that few agree but the Iraq war saved lives and removed a threat to world peace-Saddam.
    I had one son serving in the infantry in Iraq. No problem. Now he is about to be shipped to Afghanistan. Now that is the stupid war that we never should have gotten involved in. All we are doing there is creating more jihadists.
    That's odd, most people support the afghan war and think the Iraq war was the stupid war. I guess that's why they make chocolate AND vanilla. At any rate, all anyone heard was "mushroom clouds over US cities"
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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's odd, most people support the afghan war and think the Iraq war was the stupid war. I guess that's why they make chocolate AND vanilla. At any rate, all anyone heard was "mushroom clouds over US cities"
    Astonishing, isn't it? One could have made such a case for why Afghanistan was a stupid war. The Taliban ran it, not Al Qaeda, and the Taliban had no ambitions to attack the US-they focused only on internal issues. Al Qaeda may have had some presence in Afghanistan but Al Qaeda operates like a multinational stateless entity, totally scattered small cells and not concentrated anywhere. Like trying to smash mercury. It is common for countries to refuse to turn over people. Canada and Mexico have refused to turn people over. Carter refused to turn the Shah over to Iran. Of course Afghanistan's Taliban leaders would refuse the US request.
    The important thing would be to prevent another attack, not to lose 2,400 additional American lives in the hopes of getting revenge on one person who happened to be in Pakistan for most of the time. His life was not worth one of those Americans.

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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    Astonishing, isn't it? One could have made such a case for why Afghanistan was a stupid war. The Taliban ran it, not Al Qaeda, and the Taliban had no ambitions to attack the US-they focused only on internal issues. Al Qaeda may have had some presence in Afghanistan but Al Qaeda operates like a multinational stateless entity, totally scattered small cells and not concentrated anywhere. Like trying to smash mercury. It is common for countries to refuse to turn over people. Canada and Mexico have refused to turn people over. Carter refused to turn the Shah over to Iran. Of course Afghanistan's Taliban leaders would refuse the US request.
    The important thing would be to prevent another attack, not to lose 2,400 additional American lives in the hopes of getting revenge on one person who happened to be in Pakistan for most of the time. His life was not worth one of those Americans.
    Astonishing!? Not really. I'm with the guys that understand our terrorist problems are self inflicted.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    My plan is to give Israel all the support they need to take out Iran's nuclear facility.
    So a bush-like preemptive war proxy styled with religious over and under tones. What could possibly go wrong?
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Ok, vote again next time.
    I vote every time.
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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    So a bush-like preemptive war proxy styled with religious over and under tones. What could possibly go wrong?

    I guess that is how a lefty would interpret what I said...........No surprise here.
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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I vote every time.
    Glad to here that NP, Hillary your guy next time?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Astonishing!? Not really. I'm with the guys that understand our terrorist problems are self inflicted.

    Really can you explain that ridiculous statement?
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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

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    Glad to here that NP, Hillary your guy next time?

    In your dreams my left wing friend.
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    Re: US, world powers agree to extend deadline for Iran to meet nuclear scale-back dea

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    Germany and the USSR could not invade USA, what makes you think Iran could?
    How quickly you lefties forget 9/11.....sad.
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