Last edited by aquapub; 03-10-09 at 08:36 PM.
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner (paraphrasing James Bovard).
And how exactly is that the same thing? How did Reagan apply the same tactics used in Malaya, Northern Ireland and Iraq? Us forces weren't even fighting in the Iraq-Iran war, nor did was the conflict a COIN operation.In 1982, Ronald Reagan said that we "could not afford to allow Iraq to lose the war to Iran", and that the United States "would do whatever was necessary to prevent Iraq from losing the war with Iran."
Hint: it's not.
History books you say? How was hot interstate conflict that did not use asymmetrical warfare the same as the British engagement in Malaya?
Me thinks your argument is scrambling for words.
...and that's related to this discussion how?Ever since, liberals have been morally equating us with Saddam, acting as if our early support for him invalidated our removal of him more than 20 years later, after a decade of failed diplomacy, genocide, and terror-sponsoring.
A regime? The Taliban of 2009 is a loose mix of Bin Laden's organization, local fighters and everything in between.Yet now that Democrats are in office, it's not only okay to get our hands dirty, but its even okay to work with a regime that facilitated 9/11 and still hides bin Laden.
Interesting how you level that accusation against me, yet refuse to address my posts as well as how you also refuse to level that accusation against Bkhad who's saying the same stuff.Are you failing to comprehend basic facts and evidence again?
Jallman is again, correct on his assertions.
Wait. Your's? You chastise Obama for doing what Bush did. You know, making up things to suit your arguments isn't a good way of debating.Oh the illiteracy is coming out. If you bothered to actually read anything I've said, you would have noticed my question...are both the "moderates" and the hard core jihadists not hiding bin Laden?
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
FRONTLINE: the war briefing: interviews: henry crumpton | PBSSome of the Taliban did accept our offers. In fact, that is why we had such success in the fall of '01, because we had engagement with a wide variety of Taliban commanders and local tribal leaders -- because our enemy, it was not necessarily the Taliban, and certainly not Afghanistan. Our enemy was Al Qaeda. They are the ones that attacked us on 9/11, and I think that's an important distinction.
And [Afghan] President [Hamid] Karzai, [has had] ongoing efforts to talk to the Taliban, to have them lay down their arms and come into a legitimate form of government. I think that's reasonable and that should be continued, especially if they give up other Al Qaeda allies, if we can get to bin Laden and other leaders.
capiceItalian term or phrase: capice
English translation:do you understand? do you get it?
usually in the form of a question; the standard Italian form should be "capisci" (second person, informal) or "capisce" (third person, formal)
In the American form the last vowel is dropped, but in Italian all vowels are pronounced.
Its the extremists who are the problem...that and their ignorance and fear..let them die off and be replaced with those who can think rationally....But I see little wrong in accelerating the process...Its tough, but we must know why these murderous animals hate us so...This is why I favor "negotation"...
They could learn something, and so can we...