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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    My only concern that when there is war fight to win, hard and fast. If not, as we have seen since the troops were pulled from Iraq, all those people died for nothing, and the same with all those suffering with their injuries, and their loved ones. And the hell with the billions spent. That shouldn't be allowed to happen again and it is criminal if it does.
    Wrong emphasis... thousands more dead GIs, billions more spent to keep 'the peace' in Iraq is not paying homage to those who died before. More thought about your concern BEFORE BushII decided to invade Iraq would have been faaaar better than sending more good men to their deaths.

    I agree it shouldn't be allowed to happen again... a CON 'think tank' designing a POLITICAL fantasy land that good troops die to prove was more crack than reality...

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Wrong emphasis... thousands more dead GIs, billions more spent to keep 'the peace' in Iraq is not paying homage to those who died before
    . What thousands more dead GI s are you talking about?
    More thought about your concern BEFORE BushII decided to invade Iraq would have been faaaar better than sending more good men to their deaths.
    A majority of the American government were for the war, a great coalition was made, Saddam Hussein was defeated, democracy was introduced and the war was won. All that was given away to Islamists when Barrack, against the advice of everyone, removed the victorious troops from Iraq.
    I agree it shouldn't be allowed to happen again... a CON 'think tank' designing a POLITICAL fantasy land that good troops die to prove was more crack than reality...
    That makes no sense.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And Obama never promised to bring the troops home.
    Sure he did but that doesn't negate the fact they wanted us out.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    More sophisticated it seems than you know who.
    They're overrated and have been pumped up by the media.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Turkey is very fearful of getting involved. The risk there, as everywhere but to a larger degree for the Turks, is domestic terrorism.
    Turkey is heavily involved but in a covert way. They're collecting intelligence and intercepting individuals in their country. Regardless of what tbey say for public consumption they have a big stake in this and wouldn't be left out. It's naive to think they are out if the picture.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    More sophisticated it seems than you know who.
    You or some of the other posters here?

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The real danger is a half-assed war without commitment to win, and to win without question. That means shock and awe and more shock and awe and still more after that. Then, and only then, can these extremely committed people finally realize its over. History has taught us repeatedly that a total win is essential and it should never be ignored.
    How effective was "shock and awe" in Iraq again in the long run?
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Sure he did but that doesn't negate the fact they wanted us out.
    Yep, and now they are begging to get us back in there...Notice that immunity has been granted magically from Iraq now....Imagine that.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    How effective was "shock and awe" in Iraq again in the long run?
    Very...It quickly removed SH from power, and resulted in many of the Iraqi army just surrendering.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, and now they are begging to get us back in there...Notice that immunity has been granted magically from Iraq now....Imagine that.
    Having your country potentially over run can do that.

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