Then cut spending elsewhere. I can make many suggestions.what if it takes significantly higher taxes?
I don't like him either. I would be delighted if an errant missile took him out.and now he's some sick version of an ally. i will not support helping him in any way. **** that asshole.
The bad guys in Vietnam were not financed by oil. They were supported by the Soviets. The only thing similar to todays conflicts is how we are putting limitations on rules of engagement. In Vietnam winning the war outright would have simply required cutting off their supply routes.i can see that Vietnamization didn't work in Vietnam or Iraq, and it's not working in Afghanistan. it won't work in Syria.
Agreed. However it's not going to happen overnight. In the meantime we need to pump our own oil. We actually have estimated reserves larger then Saudi Arabia. I do believe the children growing up now will live to see us get completely off the oil pig.we need to work towards replacing oil as a transportation fuel. this would actually have a positive effect, as oil is fungible, and the terrorist groups use oil as a source of funds.
Maureen Dowd in her syndicated May 14, 2003 column, was the one to spin that so dishonestly, and despite the fact that Andrew Sullivan and others thoroughly discredited the lie, the blindly partisan will just keep repeating it anyway.
What Dowd said was this:
Busy chasing off Saddam, the president and vice president had told us that Al Qaeda was spent. "Al Qaeda is on the run," President Bush said last week. "That group of terrorists who attacked our country is slowly but surely being decimated... They're not a problem anymore."
What Bush [B]actually said that you quoted accurately but interpreted as Dowd did was this:
Al Qaeda is on the run. That group of terrorists who attacked our country is slowly but surely being decimated. Right now, about half of all the top Al Qaeda operatives are either jailed or dead. In either case, they're not a problem anymore.
Obviously Bush was saying that those who had been jailed or killed were not a problem any more. He never, at any time, ever said that al Qaida is not a problem any more.
One wonders how we will ever achieve the common goal and purpose as a people to fight terrorism or for any other purpose when the politics of personal destruction are constantly placed ahead of everything else?
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"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
If we do not get the entitlement state under control at some point, we going to end up like Greece. And there is nobody big enough to bail us out as Europe did Greece.You don't think there is any waste in entitlement spending?i won't support cutting social programs to fund endless war. it is also apparent that even though you believe it's vitally important for us to engage in this war, you personally are not willing to pay more taxes to fund it. this is similar to conservatives who feel that it is utterly vital to address the deficit, but only through one sided austerity. i don't believe them, either.
Agreed.he's a ****head of the highest order.
Actually it did work in Vietnam. The South Vietnamese fought very well. Vietnam failed because we spent too much time limiting rules of engagement and making prime military targets off limits for the sake of morons at the Paris Peace talks arguing over whether they would have Caviar or Lobster Thermadore at lunch. The South Vietnamese could not hold it together after we left because the US congress stopped funding them.Vietnamization had nothing to do with oil. it was the training of South Vietnamese to fight the communists as we exited the war. we've tried this strategy several times since then, and this is our current strategy. it does not work.
[QUOTE]i would compromise on this one. pump all of the oil you want as long as we have a public / private moonshot to replace oil as a transportation fuel in 20 to 30 years.
I agree with that. We do need to get off the oil pig and we can.
We will have to expand the electrical grid anyway. We have not built a new plant in decades. However in all likelihood the clean fuel that gets us off of oil will most likely be hydrogen fuel replacing gasoline. The technology already exists...it's just not yet cheap enough to mass produce the automobiles that run on it.first step : massively expand the electrical grid so that we can use electric as a transition. cut all red tape, and build a lot of nuclear (preferably thorium) and renewable power plants. oil is a finite resources, and i don't want my kids embroiled in a war over diminishing reserves.
Shell offers free fill-ups for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles - Los Angeles Times
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