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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
    It was a "victory" in that we left Iraq with an elected government and a large defense force. It is not our fault that the government of Iraq is so corrupt and ineffectual that they cannot defeat ISIS with an Iraqi defense force numbering in the hundreds of thousands. We could stay there a hundred years spending a hundred billion a year and the government would no less corrupt than it is today.
    And yet they proclaimed victory. That would have been true had they done what all planners expected and left a residual training and special operations force behind.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    And yet they proclaimed victory. That would have been true had they done what all planners expected and left a residual training and special operations force behind.
    And yet they did not want us to do so while providing the customary legal protections given in all other situations of similar nature.

    But... I guess we should have said **** you, we're going to force it upon you.... because....


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Maybe you don't.

    It would appear your only posts in this thread outside of replying to me to disagree with me have been nothing but a partisan hackery jerkfest.

    If you want to continue being a partisan, by all means, but we won't have anything to discuss...

    Im not here to talk about what Obama or Bush or Clinton or Bush or Reagan or Carter or Ford or Nixon or Johnson or Kennedy or Eisenhower or Truman did......

    Don't give a ****....

    I care about what America is doing.
    I have no party, but I know the sure way to make a bad situation worse is to ignore it.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    And yet they proclaimed victory. That would have been true had they done what all planners expected and left a residual training and special operations force behind.
    Sure that would have kept ISIS from taking over so much of the country... Had we just left a couple of thousand of our soldiers walled off in the green zone. That way not only would ISIS be taking over the county, they would use are presence as propaganda arguing they are liberating Iraq from the western imperialists. At which point we would either have to have another huge buildup for another surge to tamp down the Islamists in the country again, or just pack up and leave under worse circumstances than what we left under.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

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    And yet they did not want us to do so while providing the customary legal protections given in all other situations of similar nature.

    But... I guess we should have said **** you, we're going to force it upon you.... because....

    There was a deal to be done. We didn't try.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I have no party, but I know the sure way to make a bad situation worse is to ignore it.
    Its bad for someone.....


    Not us though....

    Unless you think our nation is so weak it can be threatened by people who have to resort to using swords to cut off heads.......

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Its bad for someone.....


    Not us though....

    Unless you think our nation is so weak it can be threatened by people who have to resort to using swords to cut off heads.......
    I know, God help us with Los Zetas just at our southern border if ISIS is so threatening to us.
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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
    Sure that would have kept ISIS from taking over so much of the country... Had we just left a couple of thousand of our soldiers walled off in the green zone. That way not only would ISIS be taking over the county, they would use are presence as propaganda arguing they are liberating Iraq from the western imperialists. At which point we would either have to have another huge buildup for another surge to tamp down the Islamists in the country again, or just pack up and leave under worse circumstances than what we left under.
    It was our failure to take timely action in Syria, combined with our abdication in Iraq, that gave ISIS a safe haven.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Its bad for someone.....


    Not us though....

    Unless you think our nation is so weak it can be threatened by people who have to resort to using swords to cut off heads.......
    Those are the same people who flew airplanes into our buildings.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It was our failure to take timely action in Syria, combined with our abdication in Iraq, that gave ISIS a safe haven.
    OH MY GOD!
    It was not our failure to take action with meddling in the affairs of another sovereign nation.

    Can you explain how it would have been within our right to take action in Syria when Syria was already taking action in Syria?


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