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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    the reason why i suggest a letter of marque is because it is one of congresses delegated powers. so why not simply contract bounty hunters to fight in the middle east?
    Most of the mercenaries that we can trust with US armament are ex US military working as mercenaries either alone or for a company. It would probably cost a fortune and no guarantee, they'd accomplish goals set out with command structure and intel. Doesn't mean it couldn't work, but I see a host of logistical problems and possible War crimes accusations from other nations.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Obama's 'people' read the top poll and say;

    'Well, even though the poll numbers are extraordinarily close...we are going back in.'

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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    And you say?
    Stay out, I say. Let them kill each other off. The more the merrier. Its how God cleans the gene pool. We should help God and supply both sides with all the firepower they desire.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    "Their turn?" What are we, children? If we want something done right, we should do it ourselves.
    You mean like the last time?
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Obama's 'people' read the top poll and say;

    'Well, even though the poll numbers are extraordinarily close...we are going back in.'
    Ahhh, never let a chance to take a cheap shot at Obama pass you by.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    We can never overcome BushII's incompetency and insufferable ignorance/arrogance in the ME. He kicked over an ant mound and is amazed so many ants have crawled out across the region to fight and bite everything instead of a parade of children throwing candy and flowers...

    He expected secularists to take over, guiding the people toward a western style democracy, and instead got tribal people who revert back to their centuries old blood/religious feuds.

    BushII expected his dear family friends, the House of Saud, to support democratic reform across the ME, but instead got brutal repression and support funneled to terrorists around the ME.

    BushII sat for YEARS allowing Iraq to fall apart before doing what his generals had advised from the beginning... high troop numbers and financial support for the out of work Sunnis. Thousands of Americans paid with their lives and limbs for this gross incompetency.

    Now Iran is the major player in the region, their support of Maliki keeps any real reform in the central Iraqi government a pipe dream. Iraq is no longer the buffer state between Shi'ites and Sunnis but now the battleground that can spread to the Shi'ite dominated Saudi oil regions along the Persian gulf.

    BushII so screwed the pooch on this that no one can unscrew it. BushII, even as his Generals warned him if he breaks Iraq he will own it, he still opened the ME Pandora's box and released all manner of E-Vile across the region.

    But let's blame Obama....
    Didn't Cheney assure us we would be welcomed as liberators? Ooops, got that one slightly wrong, Dick.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    You mean like the last time?
    There will always be risks and mistakes in foreign policy. That doesn't mean we shouldn't deal with a threat to our national security and to the stability of the Middle East. It's far better than sitting on our asses and expecting someone else to take care of it.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    There will always be risks and mistakes in foreign policy. That doesn't mean we shouldn't deal with a threat to our national security and to the stability of the Middle East. It's far better than sitting on our asses and expecting someone else to take care of it.
    What's happening in Iraq is not a threat to our national security. If it was happening in Canada, it might be. But it isn't. How do you propose we 'deal' with this threat? How many more American lives are you willing to sacrifice? Are you going to volunteer?

    Put me down as one willing to sit on my 'ass' and let those directly threatened by all of this deal with it. As I said before, it's somebody else's turn now.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    What's happening in Iraq is not a threat to our national security. If it was happening in Canada, it might be. But it isn't.
    Was the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan a threat to our national security?

    How do you propose we 'deal' with this threat?
    Airstrikes/cruise missiles in strategic areas and on front line positions facing Iraqi, Kurdish, and moderate Syrian rebel forces, allowing them to handle the combat aspect - no American boots on the ground. Also, make it clear that we will have no confidence in the current Iraqi government unless they replace Maliki.
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    Re: What should we do about Iraq?

    We should give it a hug...and leave it alone to solve it's own problems.

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