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    U.S. military considering more bases in Iraq

    Pentagon 'lily pad' strategy could up troops in Iraq - CNNPolitics.com
    It's just about time. I hope those military bases will help to push back ISIS. It seems like ISIS forces are currently retreating from Iraq and that military aid will help Iraqi government to clean the country from jihadists. But will it stop terrorist groups from emerging in future? I highly doubt it. Different muslim tribes in Iraq can't cope together without a strong central authority. They probably need another Saddam Hussein who could keep militant jihadists under his control.

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    We have seen what the Iraqi people are made of.....they turned and ran the first serious fight they got into. If they won't fight ISIS, for their own freedom, why should we do it for them?
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    Makes me glad my SiL is in S. Korea. Sadly enough.
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    Re: U.S. military considering more bases in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    We have seen what the Iraqi people are made of.....they turned and ran the first serious fight they got into. If they won't fight ISIS, for their own freedom, why should we do it for them?
    I love how we're now--apparently--sending more people to train the Iraqis.
    I guess the previous decade-plus of training didn't get the job done.
    I'm certain the Iraqis are just slow learners and 6 more months will do the trick.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    I love how we're now--apparently--sending more people to train the Iraqis.
    I guess the previous decade-plus of training didn't get the job done.
    I'm certain the Iraqis are just slow learners and 6 more months will do the trick.
    Isn't U. S. Army and Marine boot camp just a few months to make them trained killers?
    I wonder what it will take to motivate the average Iraqi to fight for his country?
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    Dempsey says we will send in the Hubs. Hubs vs JV.....winner gets the lillypad, in Iraq.

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    Re: U.S. military considering more bases in Iraq

    bring them all home now.

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    I say we withdraw every single person from the mid-east and let them sort it all out themselves.

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    Re: U.S. military considering more bases in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    bring them all home now.
    Heya Helix. But don't bolts and wrenches go with hubs?

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    Re: U.S. military considering more bases in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I say we withdraw every single person from the mid-east and let them sort it all out themselves.
    I've been thinking this for awhile. How about we pull all non middle east personal (all countries) out, seal the borders, and ring a big bell and let them have at it. If any non combatants reach the border let them out and put them in refugee camps until it's settled. Let this go on until either someone wins or they decide "Screw it, you take this side and we'll take this side". Let them draw their own borders.

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