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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "At a speech at the Citadel Military College in South Carolina on October 7, Mitt Romney outlined some of his goals for American foreign policy if he wins the presidential election in 2012. He made two large promises: first, he pledged to reverse cuts in defense spending, and second, he vowed to deploy missiles and ships.

    He also assured the audience that he would rebuild the US economy, reverse President Obama’s “massive defense cuts,” and increase the number of soldiers in the military by 100,000."

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    Seriously. I don't believe he's Bush. I don't believe he'll be too reckless. He tends to be more pragmatic.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Obama ended the war in Iraq and has proposed military spending cuts vs Romney's stated plan to increase military spending.


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    Actually, President Bush had already laid out the timetable to end Iraq. President Obama inherited it. And cutting military spending has little to do with Defense spending. This is why troops went into Afghanistan and Iraq with duct tape on their NBC suits and no body armor while programs like the F/A-22 and such continued to get billions and billions of dollars throughout the 90s. So when I hear about "military spending cuts" I think of how much the troop will do without so that civilians in suits can continue creating toys he can't use.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Actually, President Bush had already laid out the timetable to end Iraq. President Obama inherited it. And cutting military spending has little to do with Defense spending. This is why troops went into Afghanistan and Iraq with duct tape on their NBC suits and no body armor while programs like the F/A-22 and such continued to get billions and billions of dollars throughout the 90s. So when I hear about "military spending cuts" I think of how much the troop will do without so that civilians in suits can continue creating toys he can't use..

    That is PRECISELY f'ing it! Sexy programs and programs large enough to have a part made in a majority of congressional districts will be just fine - meanwhile, funding for all the "little" things like RCO's or PEQ-15's, the things that actually make us more combat effective thus saving lives will be easy fodder.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Actually, President Bush had already laid out the timetable to end Iraq. President Obama inherited it. And cutting military spending has little to do with Defense spending. This is why troops went into Afghanistan and Iraq with duct tape on their NBC suits and no body armor while programs like the F/A-22 and such continued to get billions and billions of dollars throughout the 90s. So when I hear about "military spending cuts" I think of how much the troop will do without so that civilians in suits can continue creating toys he can't use.
    Exactly brother. These big corporations that make the high end weapon systems ie BAE, Lockheed Martin, etc have much more pull on Capital Hill than corporations like KDH Defense Systems who make our body armor. Politicians love to talk about COIN ops and the like but don't put our money where their mouth is. We don't need new jets. Even if we went against other nations with the same gear, they still don't know how to combine arms and utilize equipment as good as us. We need to ensure ground troops are properly outfitted. Then again, that doesn't fit into the campaign strategies for most of these guys so it will never happen.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Actually, President Bush had already laid out the timetable to end Iraq. President Obama inherited it.
    Versus -

    "It is my view that the withdrawal of all of our troops from Iraq by the end of this year is an enormous mistake, and failing by the Obama administration. The precipitous withdrawal is unfortunate — it’s more than unfortunate, I think it’s tragic." — Mitt Romney

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Versus -

    "It is my view that the withdrawal of all of our troops from Iraq by the end of this year is an enormous mistake, and failing by the Obama administration. The precipitous withdrawal is unfortunate — it’s more than unfortunate, I think it’s tragic." — Mitt Romney

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    Well, I think I can say confidently that you and I agree that Romney is an idiot.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Versus -

    "It is my view that the withdrawal of all of our troops from Iraq by the end of this year is an enormous mistake, and failing by the Obama administration. The precipitous withdrawal is unfortunate — it’s more than unfortunate, I think it’s tragic." — Mitt Romney

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    He wasn't alone. Aside from Palin, McCain's continued argument about not placing a time table and carrying on the Republican stubborness hurt his chances for President. Bush had already given the order for troop withdrawal and a time table. Obama merely agreed to it and ran his campaign accordingly. So why in hell did McCain act the fool? Just to oppose. It's the Washington way. Romney been flipping around for years, apparently, and it has always been to be on the other side of Democrats.

    But let's be real. Obama also ran on the "a vote for McCain is a vote for Bush" tag. Yet, as we have seen, a vote for Obama also meant a vote for Bush.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    He wasn't alone.
    That's right, that's one of the reasons we elected Obama instead. And Romney's support for wanting to continue the Iraq war and increased military spending are two of the reasons we re-elect Obama.
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    I ignored this topic for a while - but after a conversation today with someone on campus I swear I'm sick of hearing how many issues we need to involve ourselves in.

    We're involved in numerous spats - that's not good enough? Oh - because someone else is bad over there we need to go over there . . . and then back over here . . . and way over there.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I ignored this topic for a while - but after a conversation today with someone on campus I swear I'm sick of hearing how many issues we need to involve ourselves in.

    We're involved in numerous spats - that's not good enough? Oh - because someone else is bad over there we need to go over there . . . and then back over here . . . and way over there.

    ****: let the kids burn down the playground if they want - damn!
    good idea. if there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that Al-Qaeda getting its' hands on Syrian chemical warfare resources will in no way ever negatively impact us.

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