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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    if it was about the oil...where is the oil? oh wait...it's still in freakin Iraq
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    Been waitin' for my free Iraqi oil card now for 10 years...
    Afraid I can't help those with a reading comprehension problem. Cheney' Task Force said nothing about free oil, they recommended a military approach to the instability of prices brought about by Iraq's Nationalized oil that banned Western oil investment.
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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well we should get a little something for the effort, right? I mean, we've spent trillions of dollars on them to bring them democracy and freedom. Maybe they should pay up, this **** don't come free.
    If they had requested we invade them and help set up and protect a new corrupt regime, I would agree.
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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well we should get a little something for the effort, right? I mean, we've spent trillions of dollars on them to bring them democracy and freedom. Maybe they should pay up, this **** don't come free.
    Well, since 2002 that's been the narrative, and if someone believed that, yeah. So where's our free oil? I guess there's a thought that says, If they're going to blame you for it anyway, might as well do it. Of course, too late now.... and the chant of "no blood for oil" now is as hollow as it was in 2002 when it was used and ever since.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If they had requested we invade them and help set up and protect a new corrupt regime, I would agree.
    No way. I think this is our way out of debt. Run around giving people democracy and freedom, then charging them for it. Come on....freedom isn't free.
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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    This was an advisory report put together by a task force, none of which were members of the Bush administration at the time. So, in a sense, it was basically the same as the "Independent Debt Panel" that Obama created, right?
    Right, a Task Force Report commissioned by the VP, not an op/ed piece as you stated claimed earlier.
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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Right, a Task Force Report commissioned by the VP, not an op/ed piece as you stated claimed earlier.
    Your quotes made it look like an op-ed, and I cannot access many links from this computer. So apologies on that. But the findings of a task force, without confirming evidence at the time of occupation or at the onset of occupation doesn't really prove the point..
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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Your quotes made it look like an op-ed, and I cannot access many links from this computer. So apologies on that.
    Yes, the quotes are shocking aren't they?



    But the findings of a task force, without confirming evidence at the time of occupation or at the onset of occupation doesn't really prove the point..
    I don't know exactly what you are trying to say there, but we in fact carried out the recommendations of Cheney's Report, we used a military method to assure that Iraq can't withhold access to their property from Western oil anymore.
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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No way. I think this is our way out of debt. Run around giving people democracy and freedom, then charging them for it. Come on....freedom isn't free.
    That could be the next cottage industry: "Democracy - once town at a time" Sub-title: "Reasonable rates, fully insured, experienced merc's only"
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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That could be the next cottage industry: "Democracy - once town at a time" Sub-title: "Reasonable rates, fully insured, experienced merc's only"

    I suppose it is out of fashion to let countries decide for themselves how they wish to be governed in the age of US Imperialism?
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    Re: Iraqis wary of decision on U.S. troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That could be the next cottage industry: "Democracy - once town at a time" Sub-title: "Reasonable rates, fully insured, experienced merc's only"
    Are you tired of living under the thumb of an oppressive government? Have the lack of labor laws got you down? Do you dream of a life where you can make decisions for yourself without the threat of government execution? Well if so, then come on down to America's International House of Freedom and Democracy. Yes, you too can be living the life of freedom and liberty just as you've always wanted. And for a limited time, buy one Freedom and Democracy value plan, and we'll throw in a Bill of Rights: no charge! These deals are too crazy to last long, act now before it's too late!
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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