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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxientius View Post
    Yeah but it doesnt really work that way. Just because we had the gear doesnt mean we didnt have to spend. War is exspensive and the more war materials you have the better your chance of victory even with poor leadership. America can not afford to lose this war. If we lose AND fall deeply into debt kiss our Super Power status goodbye. We have to lead the world or who will? China? Russia? We'll see how well that goes.
    We will have spent over 2 trillion dollars and lost thousands of lives to replace one corrupt regime with another corrupt regime. It's time to claim victory and let the three factions sort it out. You are right about poor leadership. Had we had competent leadership the two wars would have been over 5 years ago.
    We are spending a lot but I was pointing out how Iraq is dragging us down while WWII pulled us out of a recession. Iraq will have increased our debt by trillions when it's all over.

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for military next year [edited]

    Max,

    Have you ever been outside the city limits?

    Don't have a cow, for goodness sake.

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for military next year [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Max,

    Have you ever been outside the city limits?

    Don't have a cow, for goodness sake.
    Bugs,

    Get your ass back on topic or get out of the forum.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    We will have spent over 2 trillion dollars and lost thousands of lives to replace one corrupt regime with another corrupt regime. It's time to claim victory and let the three factions sort it out. You are right about poor leadership. Had we had competent leadership the two wars would have been over 5 years ago.
    We are spending a lot but I was pointing out how Iraq is dragging us down while WWII pulled us out of a recession. Iraq will have increased our debt by trillions when it's all over.
    Is money not worth victory and helping innocent people?

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for military next year [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxientius View Post

    The military CAN but ISN'T. This is due to our military leaders failure to actually come up with a plan of attack that can actually defeat our enemies. We keep trying the same thing over and over. Throwing money and men at this war is obviously not ending it.
    The military can fight the Muslim Brotherhood? Please explain how.

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for military next year [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    The military can fight the Muslim Brotherhood? Please explain how.
    Not all wars are fought at the point of a sword or down the sight of a gun.

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxientius View Post
    Is money not worth victory and helping innocent people?
    There are hundreds of millions of innocent people sufferering all over the world. We can't help them all.
    Wait. Didn't we attack Iraq to disarm it of WMDs and change regimes? Spending our trillions of dollars to help people in a country with one of the largest oil reserves in the world just doesn't do it for me.
    Why would you rather spend money helping innocent people over there instead of over here?

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    There are hundreds of millions of innocent people sufferering all over the world. We can't help them all.
    Wait. Didn't we attack Iraq to disarm it of WMDs and change regimes? Spending our trillions of dollars to help people in a country with one of the largest oil reserves in the world just doesn't do it for me.
    Why would you rather spend money helping innocent people over there instead of over here?

    WMDs in Iraq = Excuse to invade

    Also, help people in our country? America is famous for that right? We rarely help ourselves. Know why? Because we have it good. Not perfect but better than most even now.

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for military next year [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    The military can fight the Muslim Brotherhood? Please explain how.
    Got a history book in your home, your explanation found there.
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for military next year [edited]

    No Max. I just needed a little comic relief.

    You really should read some of James Madison's writings, though. He was a lot smarter than I am. If you read him maybe it will enlighten you.

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