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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Yep.....You would think they would have learned from Neville Chamberlains idiotic attempts at appeasing Hitler.
    You bash Chamberlain but you know nothing about him. The Free World owes a great deal to the man who stalled to the point where Britain could survive a Nazi attack and serve as the largest naval carrier the world has ever seen. Neville Chamberlain flat out knew he was stalling for time. You don't sign an appeasement to Hitler and then order the largest military build up the UK has seen in its entire history if you aren't expecting a war. The UK was not ready and Neville Chamberlain knew it and unlike Rumsfeld, he didn't think going to war unprepared was a good idea.
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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I'm tired of the WWII situation being applied to every subsequent war. The political, cultural and military factors in every war are different. We didn't appease Saddam Hussein and now the region is in a worse situation than if we did nothing.
    Yup. If we did nothing, we'd have Saddam countering Iran. Now, we have an empowered Iran building nuclear weapons. Not sure how anyone with a functioning brain thought it was a good idea to spend trillions of dollars and 4,000+ American lives to make our #1 enemy in the Middle East the dominant power.

    But then again, being an extreme partisan means you have no perspective. Or understanding of history. Or time for that matter. I've seen hardcore partisans blame Obama for voting to invade Iraq. While he was a state senator. In Illinois. *sigh*
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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Anything for you my dear right wing friend.
    Screw these punks. They couldn't agree to our SOFA terms...let them burn. Bush was right for not agreeing. Obama was right for not agreeing.

    If the Iraqi parliament will not give us Judicial Exemption, screw em.
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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Sadly if you had your way Adolph Hitler and the people that followed Nazism would be running this country.......
    How is ISIS going to maintain a regime capable of producing a coherent military force that can actually threaten its neighbors?

    The second an actual air force comes down on them, they get hammered. Heck, even the broken Syrian air force could do it, they just used the ISIS to pick off the other rebel groups. They're probably regretting not bombing them earlier though.

    In no way are they even remotely comparable to the Nazi war machine.

    Are you seriously shedding a tear for people who were years ago shooting at American soldiers?
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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    I support action against ISIS.

    The question if that requires ground troops, or can more efficiently be done by other means, I leave to experts.
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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's not what's being done. The West employs diplomacy and economic engagement where possible (China, Russia, Saudi) and military intervention only as a last resort. There are many tools in the geopolitical toolbox and wanting to only use the hammer, on everyone at the same time, is just plain stupid.
    Fighting a war you cant win is just plain stupid.

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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am trying to find where I said that....Nope did not happen....Air strike alone will not do the job. That is a fact. I think committing 10,000 troops to the effort along with air strikes can do the job.
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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am trying to find where I said that....Nope did not happen....Air strike alone will not do the job. That is a fact. I think committing 10,000 troops to the effort along with air strikes can do the job.
    At what cost? How many millions that we don't have? How many more lives do we need ended or ruined? We are really going to need our military one day. But after decades of fighting, they just wont have the heart any more. We are creating enemies that we will have to fight for generations.
    Think about it.

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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Really? If we're such do-gooders why havent we intervened in Africa, China or North Korea then? America is not the policeman of the world. We've been fighting this war on terror for over a decade now, its longer than Vietnam or WW2 and there's no end in sight. Guess what, we aren't winning.
    The Military/Industrial/Corporate complex needs a war to profit. A war on terror is still a war if you're making money off it. We initiated TARP to save the auto industry and the War on Terror to save the MIC after Iraq and Afghanistan started to wind down. After citizens began to see through the War on Terror bullcrap, a few hot wars were needed to boost sales. It's all OK. "War is good business, and business is good." Ain't Corporatism wonderful.

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    Re: Do you favor putting boots on the ground in the Midddle East to combat the threa

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Attrition is an absolutely valid tactic. They simply can't handle the losses. Thats why we should fight them there, not here.
    When and where has that worked when fighting guerillas?

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