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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not nearly as bad as you offering up thousands of innocents to prove your Liberal cowardice.
    How about their own young men get off their cowardly asses and fight for their innocents. Why does it have to be ours?

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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What unit did you serve in?
    If he served what difference does it makes? At least he's not a chickenhawk.

    We live in weird times. Unlike Vietnam the civilians kiss our arses and say everbody in uniform is a hero, or thank us for serving, or put worthless yellow ribbons on their car windows. But our fellow veterans treat each other like crap at times.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If he served what difference does it makes? At least he's not a chickenhawk.

    We live in weird times. Unlike Vietnam the civilians kiss our arses and say everbody in uniform is a hero, or thank us for serving, or put worthless yellow ribbons on their car windows. But our fellow veterans treat each other like crap at times.
    Man has always lived in weird times kid.

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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Must be really heroic for you to offer up other peoples sons and daughters in some pathetic attempt at showing off your Conservative Bravado.
    I'm thinking they volunteered.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    They never are. And that is the pity of it all.
    Perhaps "boots on the ground" isn't the solution. What do you recommend, Haymarket? What is your strategy for dealing with ISIS, which is becoming ever more bold and dangerous?

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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm thinking they volunteered.
    Thats correct, but its no substitute for an appeal to emotion.

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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    The fact we have ISIS to contend with today is a direct result of our putting "boots on the ground" in Iraq in the first place back in 2003. ISIS is estimated to be about 30,000 fighters or so. The Iraqi Armed Forces has 271,500 active members and over 500,000 in reserve. So why can't they defeat ISIS in their own country? It is because the Iraqi government is so corrupt and ineffectual that they can't. We could go in there and somehow miraculously kill every member of ISIS overnight, and in a little time another bunch of Islamists would spring up and take their place. Gosh if only Iraq were ruled by some brutal strongman dictator that could brutally suppress groups like ISIS before they gained any power…..
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Perhaps "boots on the ground" isn't the solution. What do you recommend, Haymarket? What is your strategy for dealing with ISIS, which is becoming ever more bold and dangerous?
    I have not yet seen any published or aired strategy that I could support.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I have not yet seen any published or aired strategy that I could support.
    Post # 117 just about covers the chickenhawk syndrome some people have, people in that area of the world cut and run in the face of battle, and want America to be their police force. We gave them what they needed to defend themselves, and they laid down the arms and equipment and ran away.

    We should never have gone there in the first place. But it was mission accomplished, whatever the **** that meant.

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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I have not yet seen any published or aired strategy that I could support.
    I dont believe that was the question.

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