View Poll Results: What should President do about Marines surrounded at Al-Asad Air Base?

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  • Order those US Marine flee like in Yemen

    78 19.90%
  • Have those Marines surrender to ISIS forces

    78 19.90%
  • Have those Marines stay and fight it out on their own

    78 19.90%
  • Send reinforcements and stand their ground

    79 20.15%
  • Send reinforcements and attack ISIS

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Thread: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Why do we have to be the policemen of the world? We already destabilized the region? Now some want us to go in and retry again? How many attempts do you want?
    Actually it was Obama who said Iraq was stable, and then he De-stabilized it. The history is all there if you care to look, and far more reliable than guessing.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Pull every, single U.S. soldier home as fast as possible.

    If other countries (including Iraq/Syria) have a problem, let them fix it themselves (and I could care less about 'treaties' signed by idiots for their own selfish reasons).

    And if a country is a direct and immediate threat to America's sovereignty (and I can think of none that are), then declare war, win it and then bring the troops home.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    I have a novel idea, lets bring our troops home. For good.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I have a novel idea, lets bring our troops home. For good.
    And that will America safer?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Wow! I usually follow your posts and you make some good points from time to time, but you are way out of line here. Hopefully you are just having a bad day or are just weary from trying to defend your position. If that is not the case and you really think our military doesn't protect us or fight for us then I have lost all respect for you.
    Hi DR. Don't know that I've met you before, or ever talked with you, certainly had no idea that you followed my posts or that you once upon a time had respect for any of them. I have articulated my whole position on USFP, and the use of our military in concocted threats, that weren't, or provocations that drew our country into unnecessary wars, wars that Americans had not wanted participation in, in thousands of posts. One mustn't draw conclusions from any one post.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Actually it was Obama who said Iraq was stable,
    Did I ever claim he never claimed that?


    and then he De-stabilized it. The history is all there if you care to look, and far more reliable than guessing.
    Lets see here.
    The US droop surge peaked in 2007
    2007 Iraq was #2 on the failed state index: The Failed States Index 2007 | The Fund for Peace
    If more troops lead to stability then it seems your point is gravely mistaken...


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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Hi DR. Don't know that I've met you before, or ever talked with you, certainly had no idea that you followed my posts or that you once upon a time had respect for any of them. I have articulated my whole position on USFP, and the use of our military in concocted threats, that weren't, or provocations that drew our country into unnecessary wars, wars that Americans had not wanted participation in, in thousands of posts. One mustn't draw conclusions from any one post.
    We have never met and I couldn't tell you if we ever interacted on this forum. I just mean to say I read your posts and had always found them to be interesting and intelligent. Up until this most recent post I respected what you had to say. It appears you stand by your earlier post regarding the US Military?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    We have never met and I couldn't tell you if we ever interacted on this forum. I just mean to say I read your posts and had always found them to be interesting and intelligent. Up until this most recent post I respected what you had to say. It appears you stand by your earlier post regarding the US Military?
    Well, like I said, you can't make any conclusions from a single post on a subject in which I have thousands of posts on.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And that will America safer?
    Or the millions that live in that region of the world?

    I love how pretty much all of the statements really boild down to "I do not give a damn who dies where, just so that the US is not involved in any way".
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Lets see here.
    The US droop surge peaked in 2007
    2007 Iraq was #2 on the failed state index: The Failed States Index 2007 | The Fund for Peace
    If more troops lead to stability then it seems your point is gravely mistaken...
    Like I should care about anything the Fund for Peace says?

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    Yea, and what have they actually done? How about we parachute all of them into Syria and Iraq and let them talk ISIS to death?

    Translation: We really don't do anything but we want you to think we matter.
    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. - John Stuart Mill

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