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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    I think ISIS could be a serious treat, not only to the western world, but also to all countries near Iraq and Syria. The situation is seriously escalating and the US, as one of the major world powers, should at least help to restore peace (and not by bombing the country, but by diplomatic solutions).

    A state with an obliged religion, like a caliphate, is a direct treat to the whole world (not only the western world) and world peace.

    It started with Syria and Iraq, but where will this end? Iran, Jordan, Israel, Libanon,...?

    So in my opinion, US should definitely do something.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I have a question for you lefties who want to stay the hell out. How much are you willing to pay for gas? $5.00 a gallon $10/00. a gallon because if we wah our hands of Iraq that is what we will pay.
    Is that what it's really all about?
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    And you say?
    Add up the money we've spent in Iraq. Take 2% of that and use it to advance automotive transportation that does not require petroleum including:

    1. Offering research grants with accountability components to universities and industry to develop and improve electric car battery technology.

    2. Offer tax rebates to electric car buyers making their net cost on par with cars than run on gasoline.

    3. Set performance and costs benchmarks for the federal automobile fleet. Whichever car company can develop a new electric car that meets those benchmarks first gets the contract to supply all federal government cars for however long whatever business model makes sense. State and local governments who purchase non-emergency cars and choose to buy this vehicle will get a 50% rebate from Washington.

    4. Once these benchmarks are met, all future vehicles needed by the federal government with the exceptions of law enforcement and military vehicles until such time as they're performance suppresses them, which will probably be sooner rather than later; must be electric, hydrogen or some other new technology that does not require petroleum.

    5. The DOT partners with businesses throughout the county to equip rest areas along the Interstate highway system with electric car recharging facilities. Recharging station owners get a 25 year free rent lease at rest areas and agree to offer recharging services on the following conditions: No single owner may operate both the east and west or north and south stations at the same location to encourage competitive rates. Since presently recharging an electric car is more time consuming than filling up with gas, each station must have at least one restaurant, wifi, a free to use fitness center and a free to watch 2 screen movie theater; ideally one that plays news or documentaries and the other older movies from the 80s and 90s.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I have a question for you lefties who want to stay the hell out. How much are you willing to pay for gas? $5.00 a gallon $10/00. a gallon because if we wah our hands of Iraq that is what we will pay.
    Navy Pride....only 3 in your poll thought we should go back in. Are the remaining 52 all "lefties"?

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Navy Pride....only 3 in your poll thought we should go back in. Are the remaining 52 all "lefties"?
    I don't see many Conservatives there my left wing friend. I guess you people have no problem with $10. a gallon gas prices.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't see many Conservatives there my left wing friend. I guess you people have no problem with $10. a gallon gas prices.
    You need new glasses if you don't see many there.

    How many American deaths are you ok with for a dollar off a gallon of gas?
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't see many Conservatives there my left wing friend. I guess you people have no problem with $10. a gallon gas prices.
    Firstly, I seriously doubt that gas prices will rise that high even if all the oil in Iraq ceases to exist.

    Secondly, what gives us the right to inflict ourselves on these people YET AGAIN.

    Is all this back and forth, we're there, we're not, oh we're back again, just because of ****ING POLITICS BACK IN AMERICA?

    What the **** is wrong with us?
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't see many Conservatives there my left wing friend. I guess you people have no problem with $10. a gallon gas prices.
    You want American soldiers and Iraqi civilians dead, just so you can have cheaper gas. That's disgusting.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's too late - America, for better or worse, cut their ties with respect to protection of Iraq back in 2010/11. One could argue that the problems in Iraq today are the result of Obama inattention to the Middle East, starting with the Arab Spring, the youth uprisings in Iran, and the total butchering of the situation in Syria. But that bed has been made. Time to let the people of the region fight for their own lifestyles and survival.

    Of course.. Obama's fault. Ever consider that there was never a situation in which Iraq could have held its **** together other than to have let a stern dictator like Saddam run things? Its a country with three different cultures that was created because of the split of the Ottoman empire. There never will be a stable government in Iraq, and the sooner we realize this the better we and everyone else will be.

    I say let them have their civil war, let them split apart and take it from there.

    But for the love of god, stay the hell out of Iraq.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't see many Conservatives there my left wing friend. I guess you people have no problem with $10. a gallon gas prices.
    So you consider all fifty five of those folks "lefties"?

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