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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Thankfully, Obama only threatened to use that stick, rather than beating a hornet's nest with it.
    The thing is, that he already hit a hornets' nest by threatening. That is, what he seems not to have understood.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I am a person who is generally optimistic, but I'll be amazed if anything good happens in Iraq in the near future.

    Nothing points in that direction.
    Children will be born and mothers will be saved.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    The thing is, that he already hit a hornets' nest by threatening. That is, what he seems not to have understood.
    No, hitting the hornet's nest is doing just that; a military action in which America would have been responsible for the repercussions. Threatening military action caused Syria to give up its chemical weapons.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    No, hitting the hornet's nest is doing just that; a military action in which America would have been responsible for the repercussions. Threatening military action caused Syria to give up its chemical weapons.
    Probably true.

    It also gave the opposition the feeling it was supported and drove resistance onward. When the help didn't come the terrorist elements that had gathered in the mayhem had persuasive arguments they would otherwise not have had.

    It is funny, that people see only the impacts they feel happy with.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Probably true.

    It also gave the opposition the feeling it was supported and drove resistance onward. When the help didn't come the terrorist elements that had gathered in the mayhem had persuasive arguments they would otherwise not have had.

    It is funny, that people see only the impacts they feel happy with.
    It's also 'funny' that people blame Obama for everything bad that happens in the Middle East. Clearly Obama should keep his mouth shut, since the world ebbs and flows by the power of his words.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    It's also 'funny' that people blame Obama for everything bad that happens in the Middle East. Clearly Obama should keep his mouth shut, since the world ebbs and flows by the power of his words.
    There are probably people that do that. Personally I only fault him with the things he does himself. After all, he did not start the fire. He only through a little kerosene on it, when it was smoldering.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    There are probably people that do that. Personally I only fault him with the things he does himself. After all, he did not start the fire. He only through a little kerosene on it, when it was smoldering.
    Imagine what the accelerant analogy would have been if Obama had bombed Syria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Imagine what the accelerant analogy would have been if Obama had bombed Syria.
    It was not Obama's problem. It was that of the UN and the neighbors. Obama should have only asked them to solve it and to have told them he would back them up and help.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Lets say We "stay out of it"

    A) ISIS takes over Iraq and sets up a Caliphate and now uses the economy of Iraq to wage global Jihad
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    B) Iran jumps in wipes out the Sunni opposition and Iraq becomes essentially an expanded Iran

    Either way there is going to be massive ethnic cleansing.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I am a person who is generally optimistic, but I'll be amazed if anything good happens in Iraq in the near future.

    Nothing points in that direction.


    Well, let's be optimistic...Apparently some assessment has already been made for the President to find it necessary to send a few more troops to protect our embassy.. Right now it looks impossible to stop these terrorists, but I don't think they can take Bagdad....It is not going to be easy to eliminate them tho...but they must be eliminated. I will admit tho, that it is a slippery slope..

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