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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I presume.
    I see, you're just bypassing the word censor.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Thanks, George.
    be sure to thank the democrats in the senate too. They had control of that branch and could of easily prevented authorizing force.

    And please save the bad intelligence bull**** for the shills that buy it. Several conservatives that I respect had the same intelligence and voted no for authorization of force.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I see, you're just bypassing the word censor.
    No! You are. Lotsa different Shiites.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    be sure to thank the democrats in the senate too. They had control of that branch and could of easily prevented authorizing force.

    And please save the bad intelligence bull**** for the shills that buy it. Several conservatives that I respect had the same intelligence and voted no for authorization of force.
    Sure. It would have taken gnads, but sure. Of course, after the hard sell on National TV from Bush, Cheney Rummy, Rice and Powell--you know, that whole "mushroom cloud thing--it would have taken real guts for a tree-hugging Democrat to go against the grain. It's still Bush's War though, Bro.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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?
    I never made a comparison.

    What I did was prove that you were wrong. And showed you conclusive proof that GWB did not start the war in Iraq. It was ongoing long before he ever took office.

    Do you have a problem with people educating the DP forum by speaking the truth?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Sure. It would have taken gnads, but sure. Of course, after the hard sell on National TV from Bush, Cheney Rummy, Rice and Powell--you know, that whole "mushroom cloud thing--it would have taken real guts for a tree-hugging Democrat to go against the grain. It's still Bush's War though, Bro.
    nope. It was approved overwhelmingly, it was a bi-partisan war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Actually, you are under-counting the other spending. Because they are applying future obligations to that number. So, for example, Medicare this year didn't cost what we spent - but it cost what we spent plus the increase to our unfunded liability.


    If liberals want to start applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to government programs to determine total cost, count me in . Though I think they may not like the results....

    Make all the excuses you want. Nothing changes the fact that we are still paying for a war/wars that were fiascos from the get go.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Which was a bargain compared to the war on drugs and the war on poverty that are still ongoing and adding to our deficit/debt. How do you suggest that we fix that?
    If we got rid of all republicans we could make progress as progressives on the wars on poverty and drugs in this country. Why is it OK with republicans to "Fix" other countries and not their own? They never complain about the ONGOING costs of the war which is the real reason for our predicament.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    You posted no facts and figures, but Rueters did--$2 Trillion wasted.

    Or are you going to argue that there really were WMD, and that Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Powell and Rice were telling us the truth?
    What else do they have left? Honestly?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Right after you respond to post #2.
    Where is the proof to any of that blather?

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