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

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    I'm thinking they volunteered.
    Kinda of the definition of a 100% volunteer force, right?
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Kinda of the definition of a 100% volunteer force, right?
    Pretty much.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    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…..
    'direct result of our putting "boots on the ground" in Iraq', maybe true, or may not be true.
    I reserve judgement and opinion on this before I see a bit more about a direct causal / effect being demonstrated.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

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    The "right"? Every single one ??

    President Bush signed into law an agreement to assist the Ugandan government to fight the LRA and sent in military advisors to assist them.

    When Obama proposed a law to further assist Uganda in stopping the LRA, it passed both the Senate and House unanimously.

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

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    Kinda of the definition of a 100% volunteer force, right?
    To the left, facts are the definition of a conspiracy-and spin is the truth.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    'direct result of our putting "boots on the ground" in Iraq', maybe true, or may not be true.
    I reserve judgement and opinion on this before I see a bit more about a direct causal / effect being demonstrated.
    ISIS is the new name for Al Qaeda in Iraq. Al Qaeda in Iraq did not exist until we deposed Saddam and attempted to democratize Iraq.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    ISIS is the new name for Al Qaeda in Iraq. Al Qaeda in Iraq did not exist until we deposed Saddam and attempted to democratize Iraq.
    And Al Qaeda in Iraq's predecessor was Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, which was formed in 1999.

    If I remember correctly, Clinton was president then.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    a) The "right"? Every single one ??
    b) President Bush signed into law an agreement to assist the Ugandan government to fight the LRA and sent in military advisors to assist them.
    c) When Obama proposed a law to further assist Uganda in stopping the LRA, it passed both the Senate and House unanimously.
    d) Sounds like you get your information from the wrong places.
    a) In general, YES. But you must excuse me. I seem to be catching the RW disease of "generalizing."

    b) True enough. He sent 17 advisers and a few million bucks to Uganda to help fight Kory. But even then, he took flack from the right for that.

    c) So? Members of the RW were complaining like H nonetheless.

    d) And you, conversely.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
    a) In general, YES. But you must excuse me. I seem to be catching the RW disease of "generalizing."

    b) True enough. He sent 17 advisers and a few million bucks to Uganda to help fight Kory. But even then, he took flack from the right for that.

    c) So? Members of the RW were complaining like H nonetheless.

    d) And you, conversely.
    Please name these undefined members of the "right" that you are referring to.

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