View Poll Results: A democratic Iraq means..........

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  • More people standing up against tyranny, like we're seeing in Iran

    8 33.33%
  • Democracy will not last, dictatorship will inevitably return

    9 37.50%
  • Democracy will take hold, but the results will not be favorable for the US

    3 12.50%
  • I'm a malodorous hippie who believes Dick Cheney and George Bush eat arab babies for fuel

    4 16.67%
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Thread: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    I picked the last option because I know a trick question when I see one.
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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I picked the last option because I know a trick question when I see one.
    Nah - you picked it because it is true!

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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Nah - you picked it because it is true!
    Arab baby fuel does power the International Space Station.
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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Arab baby fuel does power the International Space Station.
    Of course -- its the only way to keep the THOR satellites running.

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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I picked the last option because I know a trick question when I see one.
    What is so tricky about it? If none of the options fit your view, just elaborate in your post. No slight of hand going on here. Speak from your heart.

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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Libs_Luv_Weakness View Post
    What is so tricky about it? If none of the options fit your view, just elaborate in your post. No slight of hand going on here. Speak from your heart.
    It's a trick question because the most accurate answer doesn't actually answer the given question.

    I'd be a malodorous hippie who believes Dick Cheney and George Bush eat arab babies for fuel regardless of the democracy in Iraq.
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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    It's a trick question because the most accurate answer doesn't actually answer the given question.

    I'd be a malodorous hippie who believes Dick Cheney and George Bush eat arab babies for fuel regardless of the democracy in Iraq.
    Perhaps you should consider the possibility that the conclusion you've reached is more telling about your mindset than the nature of the question being asked.

    While you may not be a malodorous hippie with no grasp of the realities of war and how it is necessitated, you may be more liberal than you're willing to admit.

    The trickiness of this question lies within the fact that it's not tricky at all. It forces you to give an honest assessment of your philosophy.

    Of course, this is all armchair psychology, but it raises good questions none the less.

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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Libs_Luv_Weakness View Post
    Perhaps you should consider the possibility that the conclusion you've reached is more telling about your mindset than the nature of the question being asked.

    While you may not be a malodorous hippie with no grasp of the realities of war and how it is necessitated, you may be more liberal than you're willing to admit.

    The trickiness of this question lies within the fact that it's not tricky at all. It forces you to give an honest assessment of your philosophy.

    Of course, this is all armchair psychology, but it raises good questions none the less.
    While I find your debate tactics offensive and unnecessarily flammatory, you might be surprised to find that I, someone whose stated lean is "very liberal", agrees with you for the most part. I think the people of Iraq are better off now then they were, and I believe that a people should fight for their rights, and that it is our responsibility to help the spread of democracy.

    However, I don't for one second believe that bringing democracy to Iraq was the actual intention of the war, more of a side effect. Just because thing are getting better there doesn't mean I have to suddenly start liking Bush. He was an idiot of the first order.

    It seems like you're more interested in baiting liberals in this thread then you are in discussing this issue.

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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    Another telling post.

    I never once suggested that anyone should love Bush. In fact, I have my own beef with him. He was one of the most liberal Presidents of the last 60 years. He vetoed one spending bill in 8 years and grew the size of gov't by over 30%.

    I don't like any politician that spends my money like water, however I do feel that he was an outstanding wartime Commander in Chief.

    BTW, you realize that you're neoconservative, right?

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    Re: The Implications of a Democratic Iraq on the Middle East

    If Iraq's government stabilizes, and continues to exist, that is a great precedent for the rest of the Middle East, but as Tucker pointed out, if they remain as religiously entwined as they are, nothing will really change, except we have another ally in the Middle East.
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