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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We invaded and occupied Iraq with basically the same motivation. How is Syria different?
    lack of willingness and frankly ability to sustain at this point. Besides, it looks like Iraq is paying off.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    lack of willingness and frankly ability to sustain at this point. Besides, it looks like Iraq is paying off.
    Perhaps it is paying off by giving us a lack of willingness to invade yet another nation. Have we learned our lesson at last?
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Why waste american lives and money, especially when most Americans including yourself don't exactly have a softbspot in their hearts for the Arabs who are living thousands of miles away half way across the worldbwithout oil.
    I'm sorry, have we met? I didn't know that I disclosed my personal feelings about Arabic people on this website. Basically, your assuming I hate Arabic people because I'm a Marine. In your mind, I would have to right? I mean, I have fought against them, I have killed lots of them, I must hate them. Is that it? As a matter of fact, I fought beside, ate with, slept next to, and became life long friends with many of the Iraqi (yes, those dirty Arabs) soldiers that I trained and fought with. I have no hatred for Arabic people. Of course, that doesn't fit into your tiny little tunnel view does it?
    Also, you assume that I would want to go into Syria judging by your comments. You did see that no one has voted to go to Syria. Sooooooo, that would mean I didn't vote to go to Syria. You gettin this?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Gung ho cowboys who like to come in with guns blazing against a weak opponent make me sick, how about attacking Korea who are actually a nuke threat.
    You're right, all of us are "gung ho cowboys" huh? Like we make the decision of what countries to invade and fight against. I love the way you attempt to call myself and my fellow service members cowards who come in with "guns blazing" when you haven't even strapped on a gun much less gone anywhere with one "blazing".
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    Once again another useless thread keep up the good work cowboy
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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Perhaps it is paying off by giving us a lack of willingness to invade yet another nation.
    nah. even Vietnam didn't ruin our willingness to enforce the American Hegemony.

    it's paying off by upsetting the order in the middle east. now we go through a period of islamist revolution.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    I guess those that support a war with Syria are not concerned about the national debt.

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    The U.S. Federal Fund’s annual deficits are the sole cause of the increases in the national debt. The two largest disbursements are interest on the federal debt ($400 billion) and the defense budget ($800 billion), which combined is 44 percent of the total. Obviously, nothing can be done about the interest expense. The defense budget is another matter."

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I guess those that support a war with Syria are not concerned about the national debt.
    actually we already dispensed with the "cost" strawman.

    "The government’s accounting system is divided into two major funds: The Federal Fund and the Trust Funds. By far, the largest trust fund is the Social Security trust fund. Since its last major reform in 1980, this fund has always had a surplus. Its revenues exceeded disbursements each year — and is expected to do so for the next 20 years. The surpluses created each year have annually been invested in U.S. government securities. The surplus currently is $2.6 trillion. Social Security has not contributed a single dollar to the nation’s gross national debt, and should not be included in any discussions of how to reduce it.


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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    More of that accounting slight-of-hand again? No doubt they didn't add in interest or some other critical item so their numbers were skewed correctly.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    More of that accounting slight-of-hand again? No doubt they didn't add in interest or some other critical item so their numbers were skewed correctly.
    they measured the money coming in, and the money going out. money that the government gives to itself to spend was not "revenue" when they counted it going one way in the past few decades, and it's not "revenue" now that it's going in the other direction, either.

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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    actually we already dispensed with the "cost" strawman.
    We no longer have a national debt problem????






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    Re: Should America deploy troops to Syria?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    they measured the money coming in, and the money going out. money that the government gives to itself to spend was not "revenue" when they counted it going one way in the past few decades, and it's not "revenue" now that it's going in the other direction, either.
    So they don't count interest paid to the SS Fund as part of the SS Fund even though those are T-bills sitting in there? Typical accounting BS.
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