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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Oh please Apache, you know better then that. If either of them were to be "nice" they would have waited until Obama was finished with his presidency to write books.
    Telling their side of the story now is not being nice?

    Does Obama deserve that pass? Absolutely not. It's just one more indicator of his incompetence from someone on the inside.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Telling their side of the story now is not being nice?

    Does Obama deserve that pass? Absolutely not. It's just one more indicator of his incompetence from someone on the inside.
    Apache was the one that said they were being nice. Criticising your former boss isn't being nice even if what your saying, you believe to be right. Where were his balls when he was in a position to influence events at the time. Why didn't we hear from LP at the time that Obama was dishonest and sabotaging SOFA?
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    HMMMMNN. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'. Why does it always boil down to this?

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    Panetta unloads.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    For national security reasons, they couldn't wait.
    What's that suppose to mean?
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    We've spent billions of dollars and a decade training the Iraqi army.
    They wilted at the mere sight of the ISIS.
    I guess we were wasting our time and money....either our training was ineffective or the Iraqis won't fight for their freedom..
    It's their land.....and they won't fight for it.
    Too bad.
    All that is worthless if they lack resolve, which seems to be part of the problem.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What's that suppose to mean?
    Just like the Army's Chief of Staff going public that only 3 combat brigades out of 33 were classified as being combat ready last year. That information is usually classified for two years. I suppose the General decided for national security reasons it was important enough to let the American people know how bad things really are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Just like the Army's Chief of Staff going public that only 3 combat brigades out of 33 were classified as being combat ready last year. That information is usually classified for two years. I suppose the General decided for national security reasons it was important enough to let the American people know how bad things really are.
    I don't think there's a comparison between the two. Being militarily ready verses sabotaging SOFA talks.
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    Re: Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Kind of ruins the myth that Obama couldn't convince the Iraqi government to leave some residual troops in place to guide the Iraqi's
    Not exactly. We issued the terms of a continued presence and they rejected them. What these unnamed "Iraqi leaders" may or may not have said privately is irrelevant. The United States shouldn't do back room deals. You can have our lives and resources under the conditions WE specify or you get nothing.

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

    As long as the USA continues to try to be the World's Largest Police force, it will face major complications, financially, terrorism extremists, radical ISLAMIC Groups, North Korea, and the Putins, get it now?

    You break it you bought it ring a bell??- how about bring em on??- or why is it these tea maggots and right wing wackos, hate BIG GOVERNMENT , but LOVE AND WANT BIG GOVERNMENT, when it comes to everlasting wars that drag on forever, ?????

    As long as these scummy neo con pigs, like Limpbaugh keep yapping how they want Obama to fail, then ill be happy a hell, This Country keeps failing and losing wars...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Not exactly. We issued the terms of a continued presence and they rejected them. What these unnamed "Iraqi leaders" may or may not have said privately is irrelevant.

    Not according to the supplied quote or anything in the article. If you have a reliable source to support this rather vapid claim, I suggest you supply it. In the meantime the Secretary of Defense at the time says differently.....we'll take that, thanks.

    Just a suggestion, but did you actually read the article, or just whip it out there?
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