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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily

    Total BS article. Nine out of ten Americans will die because of a grid blackout?

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Actually, I think its a large majority of Americans agree we should be out of Afghanistan now, but that isn't the same as saying we shouldn't have gone in the first place.

    Personally, I do think a full-scale war was a mistake for Afghanistan and definitely Iraq. But I think organizing a task force mission to capture/kill Bin Ladin was necessary.
    No really, a majority think that military action in A-Stan was a mistake!

    PRINCETON, NJ -- For the first time since the U.S. initially became involved in Afghanistan in 2001, Americans are as likely to say U.S. military involvement there was a mistake as to say it was not.

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Just what we need, another stupid war. The fallout of which will set the stage for the next stupid war.
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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    If you believe the three-stage plan that some unnamed US officials are claiming is in the works, then no.
    So you now accept that a terrorist group can be brought down militarily without full-scale invasions?
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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Not necessarily. Sharing intelligence and strategic planning could accomplish the same goal.
    There is no point in sharing that intel and planning if there is no military action taken.


    The 12/11 military action was a direct result of the Taliban's refusal to hand over bin Laden. They could just as easily have said, "Come over here and take him; just don't shoot us on the way in."
    I know what it was the result of. And yes, they refused to hand over Bin Ladin, yet you think our military should have done nothing about Bin Ladin.
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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Just what we need, another stupid war. The fallout of which will set the stage for the next stupid war.
    From what I read, Rand Paul said nothing about going into another war.
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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    No really, a majority think that military action in A-Stan was a mistake!

    PRINCETON, NJ -- For the first time since the U.S. initially became involved in Afghanistan in 2001, Americans are as likely to say U.S. military involvement there was a mistake as to say it was not.

    More Americans Now View Afghanistan War as a Mistake
    I stand corrected.

    This point is interesting, though: Afghanistan has become America's longest war, stretching over 12 years since U.S. military forces were first sent in 2001, with well over 35,000 troops still there. Americans were initially more supportive of involvement in Afghanistan than they were for any recent major military intervention. They also maintained a generally supportive posture toward U.S. involvement in Afghanistan for a longer period of time than was the case for other wars. But Americans' waning patience with the conflict has finally reached the point at which Americans are as likely to say the war was a mistake as to say it was not.


    In other words, the poll is more an indication of American frustration with the longevity of the war more than anything. How many would have said in 2014 they supported the war if we actually pulled the troops out 5 years ago? I would bet good money it would be more than 50%.
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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    So you now accept that a terrorist group can be brought down militarily without full-scale invasions?
    If that plan is real, I'm skeptical of it.
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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    If that plan is real, I'm skeptical of it.
    I'm skeptical of just about any military plan government draws up. Hell, as an anarchist I want to see the eventual dissolution of our centralized military system altogether. But our current geo-political reality makes it next to impossible not to involve military when it comes to handling terrorist organizations. If Paul is indeed supporting invasions on the level of Afghanistan and Iraq then I vehemently oppose his position. I just haven't seen any specifics to draw conclusions.
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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    "If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily. [AP]"

    Rand paul the Neocon. That didn't take long. Well at least he didn't give a bribe like his dad.

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