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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Barrack Obama did not dismantle the Bathast party, that was something the previous administration did.
    God thing they did, too.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

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    God thing they did, too.
    removing the only remaining structure of iraq's government was a good idea?

    we could have worked with them, they were practically the only ones with experience in governance.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Barrack Obama did not dismantle the Bathast party, that was something the previous administration did.
    He also didn't disband the Iraqi military, which was probably the biggest policy blunder we made in Iraq. De-Ba'athification was something we could handle; several hundred thousand pissed-off Iraqis instantly out of work was not.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    removing the only remaining structure of iraq's government was a good idea?

    we could have worked with them, they were practically the only ones with experience in governance.
    They were murdering tyrants. Getting rid of them was a proud achievement.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

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    They were murdering tyrants. Getting rid of them was a proud achievement.
    and now that proud achievement has backfired since these bathasts are now supporting ISIS.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and now that proud achievement has backfired since these bathasts are now supporting ISIS.
    That's their choice. Now we'll just have to kill them.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

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    All memoirs out thus far support my view.
    Memoirs? OMG, P.T. Barnum was right!

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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That's their choice. Now we'll just have to kill them.
    why did we have to remove every member of the bathast party from political office?
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Memoirs? OMG, P.T. Barnum was right!

    Clinton, Gates, Panetta. I'll take their word over yours.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if the bush administration had kept the bathast party in power and only removed saddam and his family from power, maybe ISIS would not have found such a large group of willing Collaborators.
    If and maybe and perhaps. But withdrawing the troops from the area and not protecting the incredible gains made by US and Coalition forces is probably the greatest catastrophe in US Military history. The consequences of this action have yet to be fully realized.

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