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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Treaties can be renegotiated, they can be obsoleted. Backing out doesn't necessitate wrong doing. But my point of course is that men aren't angels, and as such we all sign contacts, borrow money, form partnerships, etc. none of which are done on handshake deals, and often times collaterals are collected, liens are imposed, etc, because men cannot be trusted. World leaders, in an arena where the stakes are hugely higher, cannot be and are not trusted. We even spy on our friends remember. So yes, the notion that we "trust" our friends and allies deserves that emoticon.
    Trust but verify. Note that a signature or handshake is not verification.

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    When I hear these things, my first suspicion is that he knows better.
    Ever the optimist, eh?
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Ever the optimist, eh?
    How many lefties have you spoken to here?

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Trust but verify. Note that a signature or handshake is not verification.
    Another stupid comment from the Zipper, or was it Gipper. Of course there's no need to verify anything you trust. Or don't you know the very meaning of the word.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Another stupid comment from the Zipper, or was it Gipper. Of course there's no need to verify anything you trust. Or don't you know the very meaning of the word.
    This is the flawed logic that is the basis for your foreign policy views.

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    When we ignored the Syrian civil war and abandoned the Iraqi army we did everything necessary to allow ISIS to prosper. I am being kind when I chalk it up to abject stupidity on the part of the White House.
    I have no problem with our ignoring the Syrian Civil War. The Anti-Assad "rebels' " allegiences were questionable at best.
    I do however have a problem with how Obama handled Iraq. That twit let ISIS continue to take territory and didn't do squat until that American journalist was killed.

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    This is the flawed logic that is the basis for your foreign policy views.
    Nobody "trusts" anybody. And nothing can be fully verified.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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