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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Because it brings the discussion to the point.
    And again, why is that mean?
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Oh, I agree that global eradication would be a good thing, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't resist OTHERS from seeking them out. It's bad enough that we have them without not making an effort to prevent others from getting them.
    We still agree. It's just that I must first rid myself of the awful thing I'm trying to prevent you from acquiring.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Maliki gave us the "bums rush" out the door as soon as he could and had an agreement signed by GW Bush saying that he could. Why couldn't Bush negotiate the long term agreement he wanted? Because the Iraqi's were having none of it that's why.

    Bush’s finest moment on Iraq: SOFA, not the surge | Foreign Policy

    Funny, because foreignpolicy.com had this to say about Obama's performance in the SOFA negotiations:

    How the Obama administration bungled the Iraq withdrawal negotiations | Foreign Policy

    Administration sources and Hill staffers also tell The Cable that the demand that the troop immunity go through the Council of Representatives was a decision made by the State Department lawyers and there were other options available to the administration, such as putting the remaining troops on the embassy’s diplomatic rolls, which would automatically give them immunity.

    "An obvious fix for troop immunity is to put them all on the diplomatic list; that’s done by notification to the Iraqi foreign ministry," said one former senior Hill staffer. "If State says that this requires a treaty or a specific agreement by the Iraqi parliament as opposed to a statement by the Iraqi foreign ministry, it has its head up its ass."
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    GWB left office with renegotiation of the SOFA pushed back until 2011 in order to give his successor (BHO) the opportunity to negotiate his own agreement. Every US military planner, without exception, assumed in 2009 there would be a substantial residual US military presence in Iraq after 2011. BHO's failure to keep that residual force in place was the most important failure in creating space in Iraq for ISIS.
    Lol! Tell al malaki.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Funny, because foreignpolicy.com had this to say about Obama's performance in the SOFA negotiations:

    How the Obama administration bungled the Iraq withdrawal negotiations | Foreign Policy
    Well, foreignpolicy.com also said that the US was the cause of the Ukrainian crisis. But who's listening to them.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Lol! Tell al malaki.
    Al Maliki wanted US troops to remain in Iraq. Obama pushed idiotic demands that made the agreement impossible all while continually lowering the offer of troops that would remain.

    Obama and Hilary's State Department killed the SOFA.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well, foreignpolicy.com also said that the US was the cause of the Ukrainian crisis. But who's listening to them.
    When you signal to the world that your treaties with your allies aren't worth the paper they are printed on the bad actors in the world start to push around your allies.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The evidence is all on my side.
    Except for all the evidence that's not.


    You're the one citing sources counting light bulbs from thousands of miles away, and agenda-driven lefty columnists. Fact is the Surge suppressed violence, and BHO's withdrawal gave up in 2011 the victory that was in place by 2009.
    Fact is....the ethnic cleansing of entire Sunni neighborhoods and the Shiite cease fire had more to do with the reduced violence during the surge than sending thousands of troops to guard empty neighborhoods in Baghdad.

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    When you signal to the world that your treaties with your allies aren't worth the paper they are printed on the bad actors in the world start to push around your allies.
    Yes, bad treaties that need to be dissolved. Apparently you missed the piece at foreignpolicy.com or you wouldn't think the US is failing to honor anything.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    We still agree. It's just that I must first rid myself of the awful thing I'm trying to prevent you from acquiring.
    If we don't do anything about Iran and other countries until we get rid of ours, then by the time we've done that Iran...and maybe 10 other countries (just guessing on that number)...will have them.
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