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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership [W:251]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Actually you made a comment about the poster, saying this.

    "Dear Lord. Mark Levin!!!!!! Have you no shame??"

    So you don't know what Mark Levin had to say and yet you questioned whether the poster has any shame? There is definitely a pattern here.
    I do know Mark Levin and his neocon perch. He shouldn't be mentioned as an authority for anything.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's basic logic that many had to foresight to predict before Bush invaded. And the troops were always going be to removed. There was too much unwelcomeness for anything else. Thing for a moment. There had to be some acceptance of us for this to be like other occupations. We never had that and never would. There was no way around this.
    Let the DOD planners, the guys that retire to defense contractor jobs tell it, and we should have kept a residual force in Iraq indefinitely, lol.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Let the DOD planners, the guys that retire to defense contractor jobs tell it, and we should have kept a residual force in Iraq indefinitely, lol.
    Thus is not unusual. There are US Military bases spread around the world, many since WWII, and all with SOFA agreements.

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Thus is not unusual. There are US Military bases spread around the world, many since WWII, and all with SOFA agreements.
    Thanks for expounding my point.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    All DoD planners assumed a robust residual US force remaining indefinitely.
    That makes them fools. It was never going to happen. It required more than residual troops; the place required significant numbers of troops, which will never happen with a democracy.

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Let the DOD planners, the guys that retire to defense contractor jobs tell it, and we should have kept a residual force in Iraq indefinitely, lol.
    As I said above, that makes them fools. It was never going to happen. Even Bush resigned himself to a withdrawal date.

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    What about 47% of the Senate? Do they know whats in the agreement being negotiated?
    They don't
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

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    Sorry but I'm not going to read a pdf that I have to save to my hard drive from a source I'm not familiar with.



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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That makes them fools. It was never going to happen. It required more than residual troops; the place required significant numbers of troops, which will never happen with a democracy.
    Really? How is it, then, that the U.S. still has such a large, powerful force in South Korea more than sixty years after the Korean War sputtered out? It has been reduced somewhat, but for decades it consisted of more than 35,000 troops, backed by a lot of armor, artillery, and air power. That seems like a "significant number of troops" to me--roughly twice as large a force as the one military planners suggested for Iraq.

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    As I said above, that makes them fools. It was never going to happen. Even Bush resigned himself to a withdrawal date.
    Yeah I know that. I'm just making the point how rational it is for DOD planers, the same guys that retire from the Pentagon to cushy defense industry jobs, to want to leave indefinite military presences all over the world if possible, and the more war the merrier. Just because it's been repeated ad nauseam doesn't diminish Eisenhower's very articulate warning about the defense contractor industry.
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