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    Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    Expanding on her statements during Saturday night’s foreign policy debate, GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann attacked President Obama for fully drawing down U.S. forces in Iraq, and claimed incorrectly that his war policies have left the country with a choice between releasing terrorists or killing them.
    “President Obama was given a war that is won in Iraq, and he’s choosing to lose the peace,” Bachmann claimed on Meet the Press. “That’s a desecration of the memory of forty-four-hundred Americans that gave their lives to liberate Iraq.”
    Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead | TPM 2012


    Will someone please give this knuckedragger a big can of STFU?

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    Bachmann being Bachmann.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    I'd be embarrassed if I were a Minnesotan.

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    The first thing the U.S. does when it invades and occupies a foreign country is setup laws that give its own people immunity from legal harm on that soil. Those stipulations had expired and the Iraqi government refused to renew them. It would be dishonorable to place our people in harm's way even though the Iraqi police force and military is trained in its own domestic security.

    Bachman is just proving herself to be a nutter as usual.

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I'd be embarrassed if I were a Minnesotan.
    Not necessarily if I were a Minnesotan, but I'd definitely be embarrassed if I lived in her district and voted for her.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    That's just a horrible thing to say (Bachmann's quote).

    Whether it is mere delusion or pandering, her rhetoric is awful.
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead | TPM 2012
    Will someone please give this knuckedragger a big can of STFU?
    If she didn't get so much attention...she'd get more outrageous at first, but eventually her book tour will end.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not necessarily if I were a Minnesotan, but I'd definitely be embarrassed if I lived in her district and voted for her.
    I'm a Minnesotan, but I don't live in her district. Still embarassed, but at least she was born in Iowa, which explains a lot

    Interesting bit of trivia. You know who does live in her district? Gov. Jesse "the Body" Ventura.


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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    She is such a dummy.
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama Ending Iraq War Is Desecration Of American Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not necessarily if I were a Minnesotan, but I'd definitely be embarrassed if I lived in her district and voted for her.
    What the hell is wrong with her district? I am just wondering how much longer until her entire political career is over.

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