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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    1. "Enforcing the peace agreement" and "war" are not mutually exclusive terms, obviously.

    2. Everyone who is not an idiot can understand that concept.

    3. Fact is, GWB inherited the war in Iraq whether you like it or not.
    1. Yes they are.

    2. Your the one equating a four-day bombing run with sticking 1/4 million coalition troops on Iraqi soil. What's that tell ya?

    3. Bush inherited a situation that needed some handling. He handled it wrong. I doubt many people not vested in their side of the argument would disagree.

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    So after seeing Sadaam Hussien publicly hanged on U-Tube...Gadhaffi getting his ass abused before he was shot..all these countries are still in deep unrest..they are waiting for the troops to get out..and then they can restore their natural balance..

    I know that maybe the Muslim fundamentalist may move in..but at least we will know the name of our enemies..
    Those atrocious acts weren't committed by US personnel directly but we did allow them to apply their form of justice. I personally think that during Bush's term they were seriously concerned about Iran and Iraq using their military in the Gulf, hence the Iraq invasion. I do believe we over reacted to 9/11 for too long a period. We could've knocked down the terrorists and then kept a close eye on their activities attacking only when imminent threat was presented. That would've seemed far more like justice, then these never ending occupations and drone attacks.
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Your [sic] the one equating a four-day bombing run with sticking 1/4 million coalition troops on Iraqi soil. What's that tell ya?
    No, actually you are lying. I never said that, implied that, nor insinuated that in any way shape or form. Why are you lying to the DP forum?

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The majority of Democrats that voted against AOF in Iraq had a problem going along with what they said.
    Just not the most senior members of the Dem Party.

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Just not the most senior members of the Dem Party.
    Yep, not those dickwads, but the majority of the Democrats in Congress did vote against AOF. We need more in Congress like them!
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    No, actually you are lying. I never said that, implied that, nor insinuated that in any way shape or form. Why are you lying to the DP forum?
    So now you deny that you brought up Desert Fox as proof that the war was in full swing before Bush?

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Are you just completely unaware of how many Democrats were in Congress at the time?

    Let me break it down for you:

    147 Democrats in Congress voted against AOF in Iraq and 111 voted for it.

    In what reality is 147 not more than 111?

    And how many Republicans in Congress voted against AOF in Iraq? 7

    Iraq Resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Can you, like, pay attention, for a moment? We were talking about Kerry and Biden - Senators. More Democrats in Senate voted for AOF than against. Now out of sudden you start talking about both chambers. What gives?

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    OK, I have re-read the thread, and I stand corrected: You were talking about the House early on, I just missed it.

    Of course, it is the Senate vote that really mattered - the House was solidly Republican, while in Senate GOP did not have enough votes to pass SJ Res 45. The 29 Dem Senators had provided more than enough. (And how many probably voted against only because it was Bush asking, and not Gore)

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    So now you deny that you brought up Desert Fox as proof that the war was in full swing before Bush?
    I'm not sure what you mean by the term "full swing". That is your term, not mine

    I correctly stated that the US was at war with Iraq before GWB was president and actually bombed Iraq just a few hours before GWB became president.

    These are verifiable historical facts. Nobody's idiocy changes truthful history.

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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by the term "full swing". That is your term, not mine

    I correctly stated that the US was at war with Iraq before GWB was president and actually bombed Iraq just a few hours before GWB became president.

    These are verifiable historical facts. Nobody's idiocy changes truthful history.
    And I said just because we hurled a few cruise missiles at them and had one four-hour bombing run, it did not constitute "war". 1/4 Million boots on the ground in Iraq--now that's war.

    Dude, going by your definition there would be no WW2, just one long war against Germany which began in 1914, never ended in 1918 or started again in 1938.

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