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    Re: Fireworks over Baghdad as Iraqis take over cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
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    They didn't want us involved in WWI, they didn't want us involved in WWII, they didn't want us involved in Korea, they didn't want us involved in Vietnam and they didn't want us involved in Kuwait.
    Can you please clarifi who "They Are"

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    Re: Fireworks over Baghdad as Iraqis take over cities

    I will go on record stating the USA will not leave Iraq in our lifetimes.

    This "symbolic" gesture is just that. Public relations for the sheeple.

    Troops will remain in a state of RDF indefinitely regardless of what is on MSNBC.

    A Burger King just opened.

    They will keep around 80000 troops there awhile maybe as a PR thing they may reduce that to 25-30k eventually but I highly doubt it will get less than that in our lifetimes.

    Even old John McCaine said he was comfortable leaving troops there for a century.
    Obama will DO the same thing no matter what he TELLS you.

    Watch and see.


    '100 years in Iraq'
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    Re: Fireworks over Baghdad as Iraqis take over cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    It does. If Iraq falls in 10 years, and we've won the War on Terror by then, then I don't think it will be a defeat. If we haven't won the War on Terror, then it probably will be seen as a defeat.

    That said, "win" and "lose" are hard terms to use in this situation. We technically "won" the moment we got Hussein out of power, we just had a lot of trouble with the aftermath.
    I agree with most of that last thought. Well, I'm not much for this comparison per se, but it does serve as interesting thought...but to a small degree we look at what happened to Vietnam after our pullout and the regime change and some may look at it like that also was somewhat worth our trouble. Eventually the United States and Vietnam had a much better relationship once the Vietnamese communist experiment did not pan out so well, let alone those who view Vietnam as that justified "battle" in the larger war of the Cold War, which was later "won".

    These internationalist experiments we have tried throughout our history never really have a "win" or "lose" label that everyone or most everyone can agree upon, and it's difficult to establish any set time frame at which to declare victory, defeat, or something else altogether.
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    Re: Fireworks over Baghdad as Iraqis take over cities

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    I will go on record stating the USA will not leave Iraq in our lifetimes.

    This "symbolic" gesture is just that. Public relations for the sheeple.

    Troops will remain in a state of RDF indefinitely regardless of what is on MSNBC.

    A Burger King just opened.

    They will keep around 80000 troops there awhile maybe as a PR thing they may reduce that to 25-30k eventually but I highly doubt it will get less than that in our lifetimes.

    Even old John McCaine said he was comfortable leaving troops there for a century.
    Obama will DO the same thing no matter what he TELLS you.

    Watch and see.


    '100 years in Iraq'
    We have troops all over the globe, so really, I would also be aware that while Iraq is more of a hot spot than most other areas in the world, any other belief that the United States doesn't have a concentration of troops in other regions in the world could perhaps also be said to be public relations, so when people gave McCain trouble about that statement, I happened to think he was right on the money.

    What matters more is the number of troops, not the mere presence of troops.
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    Re: Fireworks over Baghdad as Iraqis take over cities

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    I will go on record stating the USA will not leave Iraq in our lifetimes.

    This "symbolic" gesture is just that. Public relations for the sheeple.

    Troops will remain in a state of RDF indefinitely regardless of what is on MSNBC.

    A Burger King just opened.

    They will keep around 80000 troops there awhile maybe as a PR thing they may reduce that to 25-30k eventually but I highly doubt it will get less than that in our lifetimes.

    Even old John McCaine said he was comfortable leaving troops there for a century.
    Obama will DO the same thing no matter what he TELLS you.

    Watch and see.


    '100 years in Iraq'
    The US still has troops in nearly every country we have ever fought a war with. Though we may still have troops in Iraq this is a step in the right direction, and further proof of the changes that have come in Iraq. Before the US entered Iraq they would not have been allowed to have this celebration. It is alright to have troops in the country, I doubt they will be doing any of the hard core fighting that it took to get control and boot out the regime.

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    Re: Fireworks over Baghdad as Iraqis take over cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Can you please clarifi who "They Are"
    The majority of the American people.

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