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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Probably because it's only a "momentous" event on paper.
    No, probably not as momentus as Saigon. But at least we left with some dignity and didn't leave tens of thousands behind to get slaughtered.
    Last edited by Moot; 08-20-10 at 07:32 AM.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I am glad we are slowly giving the Iraqis back their country and I am sure the years to come they will continue to be a strong ally in the region. Now we need to wrap up Afghanistan, go to the part of Africa where al-Quaeda is heading and hopefully within the next 3 years everyone can come home and have a party.
    From what I hear we are already there and in about nine other countries "surgically" taking out Al Qaeda cells with our ahem, intelligence and covertness.

    I hope that when "everyone comes home" that we have the jobs to accomodate them and the resources to take care of their ptsd's.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Should i be scared or happy? I hope this turns out well. God bless our NATO boys.
    Both are pretty reasonable.

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    Anyone want to wager how long after we leave their country falls apart again?
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Anyone want to start a pool on how long it will be, before we go back in, full bore, with a brand new batch of shavetails, to start all over from scratch?
    Not at all. I don't bet that my QB will stay healthy all year, I don't bet that my father's next private protection job is going to go well, and I don't bet that the blood sweat and lives of the men and women of my country is going to go to waste.

    Those are things you don't "bet" on, those are things you cross your fingers and hope for the best and at worst you prepare for the possability that they don't. You don't celebrate the possability of them going wrong by turning it into some kind of lottery.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    We should have never been there in the first place.
    I know right it sucks that Saddam is still not in power.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    Of course it was. And it's not a surprise, after 1945 the USA have occupied 18 countries in order to "spread democracy", it has worked only with Germany and Japan (two modern countries which had already some experience with democracy) and possibly 2 others.
    List these 18 countries.

    Oh and if you're counting the Meiji Restoration as "Experience with Democracy," then I guess sham elections granting 0 actual political authority to those elected = experience with Democracy.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    List these 18 countries.
    Oh and if you're counting the Meiji Restoration as "Experience with Democracy," then I guess sham elections granting 0 actual political authority to those elected = experience with Democracy.
    Never mind that the German experience with democracy failed as miserably as it possibly could have.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Never mind that the German experience with democracy failed as miserably as it possibly could have.
    Ya by his own standards Iraq under the Baathists had experience with Democracy.

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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You mean just like "Mission accomplished" on an aircraft carrier?
    Yes.

    Like that.

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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    No, probably not as momentus as Saigon. But at least we left with some dignity and didn't leave tens of thousands behind to get slaughtered.
    Except for the 50K+ troops who still remain.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Both are pretty reasonable.





    Not at all. I don't bet that my QB will stay healthy all year, I don't bet that my father's next private protection job is going to go well, and I don't bet that the blood sweat and lives of the men and women of my country is going to go to waste.

    Those are things you don't "bet" on, those are things you cross your fingers and hope for the best and at worst you prepare for the possability that they don't. You don't celebrate the possability of them going wrong by turning it into some kind of lottery.
    I was going to bet against them and let my bad luck work in their favor. I never win a bet.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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