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

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    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.
    "No bid contracts".

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

    What's the matter, calamity, you can't deal with facts? I heard that was a Republican problem.


    Who knows for sure, but they got the blame for 911.
    Ahhh.... Trutherism surfaces! Now I see the problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Bush and his supporters had to start a war with a country that never did us any harm.
    I think it's time to give another history lesson to you people who keep insisting that George W. Bush started the war in Iraq.

    The fact of the matter is that he did not start the war, he inherited an ongoing war.

    Here's proof.

    COALITION FORCES STRIKE RADAR SYSTEM AND AAA SITE January 20, 2001 -- In response to Iraqi violations of anti-aircraft artillery and surface to air missile fire today, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike radar systems and anti-aircraft artillery sites today in southern Iraq at approximately 8:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE AAA SITES January 15, 2001 -- In response to recent Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery fire, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike anti-aircraft artillery sites today in southern Iraq at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE AAA SITES January 1, 2001 -- In response to recent Iraqi violations of United Nations Security Council Resolutions and international demarches, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike a radar system today in southern Iraq at approximately 5:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE AAA SITES January 1, 2001 -- In response to recent Iraqi violations of United Nations Security Council Resolutions and international demarches, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike a radar system today in southern Iraq at approximately 12:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
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    Note that one of these airstrikes occured on January 20, 2001 at 8:15 AM. Just hours before GWB was sworn into office. That is conclusive proof that the war was ongoing when he took office.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    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.
    What did I bring up? lol. I saw your post pushing for a demand of who's war it is, and wondered why you thought it mattered. I get the point you made, and don't dispute it entirely. I would say you are not taking into account troop levels, and mission intensity, but again I find placing blame a little irrelevant. I don't think I placed blame anywhere, if I did, I'd love to know where I did that, because I did not intend to.
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    Re: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

    Quote Originally Posted by WWGWD View Post
    What did I bring up? lol. I saw your post pushing for a demand of who's war it is, and wondered why you thought it mattered. I get the point you made, and don't dispute it entirely. I would say you are not taking into account troop levels, and mission intensity, but again I find placing blame a little irrelevant. I don't think I placed blame anywhere, if I did, I'd love to know where I did that, because I did not intend to.
    Ok, you're a Progressive that doesn't blame Bush.

    That's my good laugh for today.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Ok, you're a Progressive that doesn't blame Bush.

    That's my good laugh for today.
    The sum of my views and opinions lean progressive, yes, but that doesn't mean I subscribe to any all progressive doctrine. I have opinions of my own, based my understanding of facts and events. You shouldn't make snap judgments about people, based solely on your stereotypical perspectives on what you think they stand for.

    No, I don't blame President Bush for the war in Afghanistan. I blame the al Qaeda operatives who flew planes into the twin towers, and were based out of Afghanistan when they planned it. I dislike that President Bush's administration allowed itself to be distracted by Iraq instead of focusing on the larger issue happening in Afghanistan, but I also dislike President Obama's administration for deciding the best course of action is to have drones blow up anyone we don't like.

    This is why I asked, does it really matter who should be to blame for any given war? It's the logistics and how we effectively execute that war, more important?
    "....The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty...." -Jefferson 1787

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I think it's time to give another history lesson to you people who keep insisting that George W. Bush started the war in Iraq.

    The fact of the matter is that he did not start the war, he inherited an ongoing war.

    Here's proof.



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    Note that one of these airstrikes occured on January 20, 2001 at 8:15 AM. Just hours before GWB was sworn into office. That is conclusive proof that the war was ongoing when he took office.
    Comparing Clinton's isolated airstrikes in Iraq to what Bush did in 2003 with Operation Desert Freedom or whatever War Mission Accomplished was called is a bit disingenuous. No? It's like saying Lincoln inherited the Civil War because President Buchanan signed the Missouri Compromise.

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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?
    They are both GWShiiteForBrain's wars until we leave. Even though Obama got OBL The Libyan and Syrian debacles are Obama's wars.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    They are both GWShiiteForBrain's wars until we leave.
    Bush is Muslim?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Bush is Muslim?
    Fulla Shiite, I presume.

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