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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Not only this but what if ISIS takes over Baghdad and the southern oil fields, and drives oil prices above $150 a barrel? What if the whole region blows up into a multinational conflict, involving Saudi Arabia and restricting oil thru the Persian Gulf? We will look back then as we pay $10+ a gallon at the pump and say, "gee, guess we should've done something."

    I'm afraid we have to finish what WE started. We wanted to remove all the dictators (Saddam, Gaddafi, Mubarak, Assad) and spread democracy, now we have the results of our nation building.
    Lol we agree on something :P

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    that sounds great on paper to pass the buck. But this will look different to everyone in a while. But lets not forget the Turks, Kurds, Iraqis, and Iranians they dont like the Jihadists. And when war start spilling over borders what then?

    I still say stay out because really we wont do any good right now. But eventually that will change. So at some point the UN will have to respond. My guess is when Israel becomes involved then things will get ugly.
    When things get ugly it will be important that the dead and destruction belong to the Europeans, Russians and the rest of that neigborhood. We can help but we should not do. Heck. They can use Nato and us assets.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    When things get ugly it will be important that the dead and destruction belong to the Europeans, Russians and the rest of that neigborhood. We can help but we should not do. Heck. They can use Nato and us assets.
    I said nothing about unilateral American forces doing anything. I said that the UN will have to do something at some point. The problem is that I dont think that everyone will agree with what needs to be done. And there is a awful lot of oil at stake. Oil that people would like to get their hands on. This all has a potential of escalating to places no one wants to go. Its a tender box and we should tread lightly up until it explodes. At that point we will have to tread hard very hard.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I said nothing about unilateral American forces doing anything. I said that the UN will have to do something at some point. The problem is that I dont think that everyone will agree with what needs to be done. And there is a awful lot of oil at stake. Oil that people would like to get their hands on. This all has a potential of escalating to places no one wants to go. Its a tender box and we should tread lightly up until it explodes. At that point we will have to tread hard very hard.
    I hope it holds till Obama is gone, otherwise there will be red lines all over the place to confuse everyone and their dogs.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I voted 'stay out'. But I suspect when Greater Syria brings their hate on us we will be looking back and regretting our decision to let Greater Syria take over the Middle East. I bet that everyone will blame Obama for letting it happen.
    I think that is extreeeeemely speculatory, and you're just assuming that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey wouldn't do anything about it. Even if it managed to annex a few of its neighbors (unlikely considering it can't even keep its own country together), Syria does not have the battlefield power to conquer a region.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Neither can Europe. Or Israel. Their turn.
    "Their turn?" What are we, children? If we want something done right, we should do it ourselves.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    And you say?
    Stay out.Get every American there on government/military business and tell the Iraqis they are on their own.I supported the last Iraq war mostly because I thought we were doing a great thing removing a dictator.But it seems those people will just trade one dictator for another plus over the past several years I have become to realize that no foreigner is worth the lives and money of American citizens. I realize some people will say "but you can't stay out of other country's business". It is interfering with other countries that got us into this mess.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Sell 'em a few bombs, for cash, and watch it implode on itself, goat herders won't know how to extract oil anyways.

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    why not issue a letter of marque?
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    We can never overcome Obama's incompetency but I believe we should help the Iraqis every way we can short of boots on the ground. That includes armed and un armed drones, air strikes, and bombing the terrorists supply lines.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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