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

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
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    With less than a month to go before the U.S. military completes its drawdown to 50,000 troops and political negotiations still deadlocked, it now seems all but certain that the American combat mission here will end without an elected Iraqi government in place.
    In Iraq, government faces impasse as U.S. troops draw down - latimes.com
    II won't be satisfied until Obama pulls them ALL. Let Iraq stew in its own juice. What's missing from this is the remaining 50,000 will still have free rain to do anything they want on their own terms, and we all know how simple situations can be exaggerated all out of proportion. I'm not saying they will, but idle hands and all of that stuff can get restless.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    Lovely talking points. I like how you start out by confusing the war in Iraq with Osama Bin Laden. You're what... almost exactly 10 years behind the curve? Very nice. If you believe everything you just said, you must ignore a whole lot of facts.
    Yeah, especially since OBL is probably long time dead. No ObL no rudderless al qaeda... Forget the reported other Arabs taking his place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The United States is proof of that. We've never ****ed over anyone that didn't have it coming. Were we sometimes unable to make everyone happy? Of course, but we never ****ed over anyone that didn't deserve it.
    It's good convincing propaganda for gullible believers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    It's good convincing propaganda for gullible believers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Prove me wrong. Shouldn't be too hard; right?
    Prove yourself right for once.
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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Prove yourself right for once.
    I've proven myself right plenty of times. However, when someone says that I'm wrong, the ball is in that person's court to prove that what I'm saying is wrong.

    Care to take a shot at it? Prolly not, huh?
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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    It's impossible to prove you wrong on your terms because your beliefs are based on your own unrealistic and delusional worldview.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Hans Blix answers why to your claim in bold is false, and David Kay had more.
    How quickly we forget.
    BENEFIT:

    The world has one less two bit dictator. Yes, he was a bad guy.... but,

    COST:

    Human costs

    * Total deaths: Between 110,663 and 119,380
    * Coalition deaths: 4,712
    * U.S. deaths: 4,394
    * U.S. wounded: 31,768
    * U.S. deaths as a percentage of coalition deaths: 93.25 percent
    * Iraqi Security Force deaths: At least 9,451
    * Total coalition and ISF deaths: At least 14,163
    * Iraqi civilian deaths: Between 96,037 and 104,7542
    * Non-Iraqi contractor deaths: At least 463
    * Internally displaced persons: 2.6 million
    * Refugees: 1.9 million

    This does not count the families of the soldiers that will pay generational consequences from physical and mental injuries from combat. A large portion of our homeless population are war vets.

    Financial costs

    * Cost of Operation Iraqi Freedom: $748.2 billion (up to $3T direct & indirect)
    * Projected total cost of veterans’ health care and disability: $422 billion to $717 billion

    Yep, the kind of sound policy thinking we have come to expect from our wacko right-wing presidents......

    Sorry, this war was an obvious sham in 2002, 2003 and remains so today. Turn the page of history and move on. Lord knows we will do something equally stupid in the next generation.
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    Re: US combat mission in Iraq to end on schedule Aug 31: Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Prove me wrong. Shouldn't be too hard; right?
    Why bother. You won't believe anything I say.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The United States is proof of that. We've never ****ed over anyone that didn't have it coming. Were we sometimes unable to make everyone happy? Of course, but we never ****ed over anyone that didn't deserve it.
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