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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    How does using nuclear bombs change their culture?

    The bombs scared the living crap out of the Japanese(along with completely destroying two cities), they realized they were out gunned, and surrendered. It was nothing about changing their culture.
    It wasn't just the nukes. By comparison, the nukes destroyed less and killed fewer people than conventional combat operations. In Hiroshima, there were 66,000 killed--later radiation poisoning not withstanding. When we bombed Tokyo, we killed three times that number.

    The way we changed their culture, is that we destroyed the Bushidoist influence within Japanese society and within it's government.

    The word, "Bushido", has the same meaning in Japan as Nazi does in Germany. Our objective in Iraq should have been to make al Qaeda have the same negative meaning.
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't even know why I bother.
    I don't either. All you have are insults and fawlty facts.
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I'm trying hard to see if you're actually serious, because this is ridiculous.

    You realize this time table was in place PRIOR to Obama right? That it was one Bush helped forge. What exactly makes you think that McCain would've done any different than Obama in regards to keeping to the time table Bush and the Iraqi's had already laid the groundwork for?
    Here's the story from 2009 where Obama announced the timetable that he set. If you want to debate, you have to debate the facts and not a set of circumstances that you've invented.

    And what makes me think McCain would do things differently? He said publicly that his plan would honor the agreement that was in place during Bush's last year in office -- which would take troops out by 2012. There's also that famous "hundred years" quote but he wasn't referring to combat troops so I'll give him a pass on that one.
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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    Here's the story from 2009 where Obama announced the timetable that he set. If you want to debate, you have to debate the facts and not a set of circumstances that you've invented.


    you really believe we can move 100k troops by august 31st? Seriously?
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    President Barack Obama pledged Monday that the United States will end its combat mission in Iraq as scheduled on August 31 despite a recent flare-up in violence.
    Oh that's good.
    I hope it won't be long before UK withdraws them all from the region as well.


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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    you really believe we can move 100k troops by august 31st? Seriously?
    Most of the folks that support us retreating from Iraq don't fully understand what, "ending the combat mission", really means
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Most of the folks that support us retreating from Iraq don't fully understand what, "ending the combat mission", really means


    From the d00d's link:


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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Most of the folks that support us retreating from Iraq don't fully understand what, "ending the combat mission", really means
    Most of the folks that support us retreating from Iraq aren't naive enough to believe there's anything that can be won by staying there.

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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    you really believe we can move 100k troops by august 31st? Seriously?
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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Most of the folks that support us retreating from Iraq don't fully understand what, "ending the combat mission", really means
    Oh look, using words like "retreating" which have nothing to do with what people are suggesting. Mission done is nothing at all like "retreating". Bull**** like what you posted would be akin to me saying you just want to keep our troops dying so you can have cheap gas. Dishonest rhetoric.
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