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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Who will stop them?
    From what? World domination? Most of the world.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That Canadian border is weak, but they don't have to sneak in. They can do it legally just as easily. And they don't have to be from Iraq, or Iran, or Syria. You better seek a better solution than war and border security.
    Like what? These folks don't want to talk, and they won't stop.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Like what? These folks don't want to talk, and they won't stop.
    Nothing a charming liberal diplomat can't fix, right?

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Like what? These folks don't want to talk, and they won't stop.
    Don't they? How do you know? But, we can do things much less blunt. And without risking a lot of lives. Building more positive relationships and presenting not an imperial front, but one of a partner with those worth partnering with.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Nothing a charming liberal diplomat can't fix, right?
    It's harder work than just blowing **** up, but often more effective in the long run.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Nothing a charming liberal diplomat can't fix, right?
    "Excuse me, as soon as you're done beheading the rest of the village, I'd like to sit down and talk about your feelings."

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's harder work than just blowing **** up, but often more effective in the long run.
    Except when it does not work.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    "Excuse me, as soon as you're done beheading the rest of the village, I'd like to sit down and talk about your feelings."
    Sounds like lurch kerry. Even hillary is trying to distance herself from Obama now.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Except when it does not work.
    then what works?
    "If you can't stand the way this place is, Take yourself to higher places!"
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    Hilliary Clinton/Tim Kaine 2016

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Except when it does not work.
    Doesn't it? hasn't it happened throughout history?

    Review this:

    Now here's the question: what do all of these successes have in common? Answer: they were all primarily diplomatic initiatives, where the use of force played little or no direct role.

    (snip)

    Bottom line: it is worth remembering that America's greatest foreign policy successes were mostly the result of skillful diplomacy, not military prowess. Having a big stick is nice, but speaking softly is usually more effective.

    Which Works Best: Force or Diplomacy?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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