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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    man, it doesn't even matter anymore. it's over.
    It matters to the thousands upon thousands of people who lost loved ones.
    And it's not "over".
    Not with 50,000 still there.
    How can it be "over"?
    Besides, they're not really coming "home"; most of them are only coming home long enough to prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    It matters to the thousands upon thousands of people who lost loved ones.
    And it's not "over".
    Not with 50,000 still there.
    How can it be "over"?
    Besides, they're not really coming "home"; most of them are only coming home long enough to prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.
    More help in Afghanistan means we'll get work done their faster.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    More help in Afghanistan means we'll get work done their faster.
    That's debatable.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    It matters to the thousands upon thousands of people who lost loved ones.
    and that number would include me. honestly that's probably the main reason i was as dedicated as i was; i owed it to them to make sure that their lives hadn't been lost for nothing.

    but it is over. the fight is done. the direction determined. there will be shifts here and there along the way, but the course has been dug deep and it will be difficult indeed to fundamentally redirect. we lose far more people to traffic accidents now.

    brothers, wherever you are; tell everyone else: we did it. it was long, exausting, painful, it cost us you, and we had to fight half our own damn country along with the enemy, but we did it. rest easy and proud.

    just thinking about it all is exausting. dang.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Besides, they're not really coming "home"; most of them are only coming home long enough to prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.
    HAH, if they're lucky.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Well alrighty then. Let's get on with the inevitable Iraqi civil war that we have been postponing for the last 9 years or so. Y'know, if we woulda let 'em fight it out 5 or 6 years ago, this might already be all over now and we could pay some teachers.

    The upcoming news cycles should prove to be most interesting.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    the "civil war" was a creation of the media and an attempted creation of AQI. but you don't have to 'create' something that is inherent.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    Anyone want to wager how long after we leave their country falls apart again?
    So the effort of our troops was worthless?
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the "civil war" was a creation of the media and an attempted creation of AQI. but you don't have to 'create' something that is inherent.

    Excuse me. Let's get on with the "inherent" Iraqi civil war then.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    I would like to happy about this but I cant. Our troops are leaving Iraq but will either be injected into Pakistan or Iran.
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