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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    And yet there are more deaths under Obama than Bush in Afghan. So, whose war is it?
    IMO, if Bush hadn't turned his back on Afghan to attack Iraq, we would by now be out of Afghan and Al Queda would have been pretty much annihilated. So, in a lot of ways, you could add the extra Trillions spent in Afghan to Bush's Iraq tab.

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

    I bet not even half of that actually went to effort. Probably scooped up by politicians and their cohorts. To their friends in the private war market at incredibly inflated costs most likely.
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    IMO, if Bush hadn't turned his back on Afghan to attack Iraq, we would by now be out of Afghan and Al Queda would have been pretty much annihilated. So, in a lot of ways, you could add the extra Trillions spent in Afghan to Bush's Iraq tab.
    That speculation doesn't have anything to do with my question.

    Obama has more deaths in Afghan than Bush... whose war is it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    IMO, if Bush hadn't turned his back on Afghan to attack Iraq, we would by now be out of Afghan and Al Queda would have been pretty much annihilated. So, in a lot of ways, you could add the extra Trillions spent in Afghan to Bush's Iraq tab.
    I really dont even know what Al Queda is. Perhaps it is propagandized soldiers trained through capture in secret detention facilities all headed by the CIA? Or is it some super sect of cult like pissed off arab civilians? What the heck is Al Queda?
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    We went to war in Afghanistan under Bush. Correct?
    We stayed there under obama correct? Obama called it the good war correct? More lives were lost and more money was spent in Afghan under obama than under Bush so your entire OP is destroyed on that base alone. Isn't Randi about to start, maybe you should run along and listen to more of her vile dribble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That speculation doesn't have anything to do with my question.

    Obama has more deaths in Afghan than Bush... whose war is it?
    When it comes right down to it, does it really matter who history will say the war belongs to? Isn't it more important to focus on how we get out of it, how we strengthen a relationship with middle eastern cultures, and where we go next with this issue of terrorism?

    It seems to me focusing on who's to blame, and how much it cost, is really just a distraction from the larger diplomatic issues that are not being addressed. I'm not a fan of President Bush or President Obama on this issue, but what I do want to know, is how we bring out troops home and how we do that successfuly in the long term.
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    We stayed there under obama correct? Obama called it the good war correct? More lives were lost and more money was spent in Afghan under obama than under Bush so your entire OP is destroyed on that base alone. Isn't Randi about to start, maybe you should run along and listen to more of her vile dribble.
    So now, since Obama is president, you all are huge fans of "cut and run"?


    Sheesh. And people wonder why no one takes the Right serious anymore.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WWGWD View Post
    When it comes right down to it, does it really matter who history will say the war belongs to?
    Well, then why are you arguing about that? You brought it up. I'm just pointing out that Obama caused more deaths in Afghan than Bush. That's a fact (not speculation about what could or might have been) - deal with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    I really dont even know what Al Queda is. Perhaps it is propagandized soldiers trained through capture in secret detention facilities all headed by the CIA? Or is it some super sect of cult like pissed off arab civilians? What the heck is Al Queda?
    Who knows for sure, but they got the blame for 911. And, IIRC, it was Obama's pursuit of Osama Bin Lafden into Afghanistan that led to the death of Al Queda's leader.

    Bush could't even do that--kill OBL. He was too busy starting a needless war which cost us trillions.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That speculation doesn't have anything to do with my question.

    Obama has more deaths in Afghan than Bush... whose war is it?
    America's. It was a war started by Bush that America saw as justified, unlike Iraq. That Obama today must still prosecute it is a testament to Bush's mismanagement of it.

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