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Thread: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

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    Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    Where were you standing when GW Bush decided that Saddam Hussein needed to be removed from power by US military action?

    Where are you standing now, when Obama has decided to intervene in Libya?

    Are your positions consistent or blindly partisan?

    Mayor Snorkum opposed both because in neither case was a definable US interest served.

    Mayor Snorkum is also a US military veteran.

    Mayor Snorkum is neither Republican nor Democrat, but a Libertarian.
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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    Libya's none of our business. Iraq was an outright blunder.

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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    I supported Afghanistan. I opposed Iraq, I support the actions today. Each is an entirely separate issue so how do you be consistent, unless you are opposed to war in general, or support heavy intervention? You are creating an entirely false dichotomy. You can have different views on different issues without being blindly partisan.
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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    I half supported Iraq, I like that a dictator was getting deposed, but I didn't like that it was obstentiously about WMD's. I support Afghanistan because the Taliban are evil ****s that need to die. I support Libya because it's about deposing a dictator.
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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I supported Afghanistan. I opposed Iraq, I support the actions today. Each is an entirely separate issue so how do you be consistent, unless you are opposed to war in general, or support heavy intervention? You are creating an entirely false dichotomy. You can have different views on different issues without being blindly partisan.
    Afghanistan isn't relevant to the thread. Afghanistan attacked us first.

    One is consistent by stating what US interest is served by the actions you support, and what US interests are served by the actions you wish were not done.

    The US interest served in staying out of Iraq were thousands of not dead US servicemen, a trillion dollars saved. Which is exactly what Mayor Snorkum said in 2002.

    The US interst served in staying out of Libya are that there's no interest served by going in. So we could save money and not put US servicemen at risk there when our troops are already overstretched in two other ongoing conflicts.

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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    Supported both then and still do now.

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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Afghanistan isn't relevant to the thread. Afghanistan attacked us first.

    One is consistent by stating what US interest is served by the actions you support, and what US interests are served by the actions you wish were not done.

    The US interest served in staying out of Iraq were thousands of not dead US servicemen, a trillion dollars saved. Which is exactly what Mayor Snorkum said in 2002.

    The US interst served in staying out of Libya are that there's no interest served by going in. So we could save money and not put US servicemen at risk there when our troops are already overstretched in two other ongoing conflicts.
    You are trying to create something that is not there. Afghanistan is as relevant to Libya as Iraq is, They are different situations all. Being consistent solely for the sake of consistency is stupid. It makes much more sense to look at each issue and judge it on it's own merits. The only consistency should be the values you use to judge with.

    The US does have an interest in our actions in Libya, which is that it is improve our foreign relations with a number of our allies alone. If it helps to create regime change that is more friendly towards us, that would be awesome too.
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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I support Libya because it's about deposing a dictator.
    Are you equally supportive of invading China?
    Burma?
    Zaire?
    Saudi Arabia?
    Iran?
    Cuba?
    Venezuela?

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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Are you equally supportive of invading China?
    Burma?
    Zaire?
    Saudi Arabia?
    Iran?
    Cuba?
    Venezuela?
    Would those be the same situation as Libya? Why do you insist on simplistic comparisons in a complex world?
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    Re: Where Were You in 2002? Where are you today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Are you equally supportive of invading China?
    Burma?
    Zaire?
    Saudi Arabia?
    Iran?
    Cuba?
    Venezuela?
    I'm not supportive of invading them, but I would be supportive if an invasion happened, there's a subtle difference.
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