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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Yea, and it's that response that ends up with the death of Americans. Maybe no response at all is preferable in this case.
    No response cost us 400,000 American lives during WW2. Are you ready to lose 400,000 Americans, or are you betting it can't happen?
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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
    The fact that they do not succeed does not mean they do not try.
    that's true.

    So thank God that they aren't very good at what they plot and plan.

    Maybe Allah isn't on their side. You would think eventually they would figure that out.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    that's true.

    So thank God that they aren't very good at what they plot and plan.

    Maybe Allah isn't on their side. You would think eventually they would figure that out.
    Perhaps their own capabilities are less of a factor than those of their opponents.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    that's true.

    So thank God that they aren't very good at what they plot and plan.

    Maybe Allah isn't on their side. You would think eventually they would figure that out.
    After 1,400 years? No, they haven't figured it out yet.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Thank God that they are planners and not doers.
    ....what?

    1. Those who plan well do well. Those who fail to plan, conversely, are planning to fail.
    2. These guys are definitely doers.

    We would have major problems if they actually "came at us" ever day.
    No. We will have a problem if more self important, self-aggrandizing a-holes were to continue to publish the ways in which we track them so that we can disrupt those plans before they become operational.

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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
    That was not the sense of their claim.
    That was my sense. You can feel any way you want. The truth is we left Iraq more broken than when we arrived and far more dangerous to us. Obama had nothing he could do about it but stop the bleeding. Maliki was pure poison, propping him up would have been criminal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    That was my sense. You can feel any way you want. The truth is we left Iraq more broken than when we arrived and more dangerous to us. Obama had nothing he could do about it but stop the bleeding.

    What We Left Behind - The New Yorker
    By 2009 Iraq was a functional state with reasonable security and good economic prospects. Had BHO followed through on the US defense commitment all planners expected it would still be that way.
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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
    No response cost us 400,000 American lives during WW2. Are you ready to lose 400,000 Americans, or are you betting it can't happen?
    We are responding to ISIS and in a way that is not self-defeating. Sending 200,000 troops into Iraq is what brought all of this on. Doing it again would be madness but maybe if another Bush gets elected it is possible. That family has a weakness for the ME. Hopefully the American people will see the connection.
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    Re: Gov. Scott Walker: Don't Rule Out 'Boots on the Ground' Against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    We are responding to ISIS and in a way that is not self-defeating. Sending 200,000 troops into Iraq is what brought all of this on. Doing it again would be madness but maybe if another Bush gets elected it is possible. That family has a weakness for the ME. Hopefully the American people will see the connection.
    Iraq was a victory that BHO threw away.
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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
    By 2009 Iraq was a functional state with reasonable security and good economic prospects. Had BHO followed through on the US defense commitment all planners expected it would still be that way.
    Iraq was led by a homicidal maniac with ties to IRAN that sent hit squads into Sunni Villages. There was no functionality to Iraq since Saddam was ousted. Maliki kicked us out so he could continue his genocide while handing the country to the Iranians. That is what 4000 Americans died for. You might as well come to grips with that.

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