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Brash and Harsh
03:42 PM on 07/30/2011
This is great news for the military industrial complex. Demand for its product remains strong for the foreseeable future.
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03:40 PM on 07/30/2011
Its now a proxie war between the Saudies and Iranians.Good work republicans.Heck of a job.

Mission AKKKomplished?
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03:39 PM on 07/30/2011
Just the way bush planned it.
They KNEW the only thing keeping Iraq from being a powderkeg on fire was Saddam.Thats why bus sr didnt go in to take him out.
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Yank in France
Egalité Fraternité Fiscalité ! - Les Inconnus
03:37 PM on 07/30/2011
I remember arguing against the Iraq War BEFORE it occurred (as GWB was building public support for it). I was called every name in and out of the book, with a lot of venom directed against France and the French.

But Bush got public backing for the war, which has cost American taxpayers trillion, mainly in the form of higher debt.

Ditto for his terrible mismanagement of the Afghanistan war!

Now the same people who supported Bush 8 long years ago argue that S governemnt debt is too high.

The funny thing is that they are (for once!) right! The only question is when will they finally take responsibility for their utter and complete stupidity?
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rotinfx16
05:02 PM on 07/30/2011
You must be very, very happy among such kindred souls. Please say you will never return.
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Yank in France
Egalité Fraternité Fiscalité ! - Les Inconnus
06:23 PM on 07/30/2011
I am indeed very happy here. Are you happy where you are?
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Yank in France
Egalité Fraternité Fiscalité ! - Les Inconnus
11:01 AM on 07/31/2011
You say it makes you "happy" to know that someone like me no longer lives in States. OK, for some, "ignorance is bliss", but somehow I seriously doubt that you are "happy".
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Cogito, Ergo Rant
03:26 PM on 07/30/2011
The PNAC document crafted by Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Kristol and others who were instrumental in planning the invasion of Iraq, have made the definition of any potential future enemies quite clear. After all, the PNAC manifesto is, in its own words, a "blueprint for maintaining global U.S. pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests. (emphasis author's) Furthermore, to facilitate this, the U.S. must "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars" so that the "American grand strategy" might be advanced "as far into the future as possible."
The Iraq war was a foregone conclusion to anyone who read the PNAC documents. They never planned to leave. It was a war that, in their own words, was going to pay for itself.
And this was only the first of their delusions...
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mcartri
03:25 PM on 07/30/2011
Wasn't Saddam Hussein killed piloting a plane into the WTC? After we found the WMDs, which country now controls them? Has the trial of Bush/Cheney for war crimes finished yet? Did Obama win the presidency on the Republican or Democratic ticket. How much did the Koch brothers pay to create the extreme right wing of the GOP? Is it a liberal lie Clinton left a balanced budget? In December 2000, did Bush win the presidency by one or two-votes? Did 60% of the electorate sit at home for the 2010 election? Are we still a democracy or has the tiny oligarchy of millionaires & billionaires that purchased it, changed its name? Feel free to answer any of these questions. For Fox News viewers, your own set of facts should aid you in answering.
04:40 PM on 07/30/2011
You get better and better!
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mcartri
05:32 PM on 07/30/2011
That's what my wife says :). For my last birthday, she bought me a large aviary and an ego. I told her, "That's a redundancy."
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Edward Wilkes
Poet/Stage Actor
05:20 PM on 07/31/2011
America is a plutocracy controlled government that goes under the more acceptable name of democracy which is only a guise to deter the American people and others away from the actual truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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mcartri
05:41 PM on 07/31/2011
Ed, it is indeed. I call it a collection of puppets, entertaining lobbyists in the Zoo on the Hill, owned by a tiny oligarchy of millionaires & billionaires. Bill Moyers said, "Money ruined democracy." I also like what Adam Smith said: "The only purpose of government is to protect the rich from the poor."
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nohopepope2187
Honest † Impartial † Enlightening † Centrist
03:24 PM on 07/30/2011
Iraq is less safe LITERALLY because we're not there to babysit them anymore. Honestly their soldiers are like children. Their government is like a child that can't function without big brother feeding and protecting them. We can't fix this and shouldn't waste trillions more trying.
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NeoConsAreFinished
Fight the Ah mer I cun talibanned
03:11 PM on 07/30/2011
I thought McIknowhowtowinwars and the rest of the cons said we won in Iraq?
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mcartri
03:29 PM on 07/30/2011
You're confused historically. It was Vietnam we won in. I didn't realize this until I was in Sears last week, looking at sports shirts. The country of origin was Vietnam. All the war dead can now "Rest in Peace".
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NeoConsAreFinished
Fight the Ah mer I cun talibanned
03:55 PM on 07/30/2011
Im not confused. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED..

But those shirts from Nam are a good value. If only the American workers who lost their jobs could afford them.
03:10 PM on 07/30/2011
yes, we need to care, WHY? because We are the one who destroy that country.

plus they are human and no trash.
who you think we are better than the rest of the world because we have more money or because we build more arm than the rest.
and then we going to church to feel better or the mall.
07:12 PM on 08/01/2011
Well we may not be better but we certainly are fatter.
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jshop
Come together right now over them.
03:07 PM on 07/30/2011
"...keeping a large presence of American troops may be difficult to sell to an Iraqi public tired of eight years of war." What about the American public facing austerity measures while its overlords pour egregious money into "no WMD" Iraq and "no Osama Bin Laden" Afghanistan?
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mcartri
03:30 PM on 07/30/2011
According to the Tea Party, the teacher's union started the Iraq War and should pay for it.
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War is a Racket - Smedley Butler
02:55 PM on 07/30/2011
Iraq? are we still there? who cares
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mcartri
03:32 PM on 07/30/2011
Who cares? Maybe the troops still there...maybe the families & friends who have loved ones there...maybe ordinary folks who have souls.
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War is a Racket - Smedley Butler
04:34 PM on 07/30/2011
the souls vanished when we found out it was all a lie
02:50 PM on 07/30/2011
All you heard during the last campaign from the Republicans was “Obama was going to cut and run". Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the gang of “chicken hawks” repeated the campaign talking point over and over. McCain, Graham, and Lieberman sang this song repeatedly during the campaign. These are the people who created the most expensive military blunder in American history. Now Republicans are singing a new song. They are saying this is Obama's War. They are liars, plain and simple. The wars are Obama's problem to solve. The same as the economic disaster, “the Great Recession”, the Republicans created. It took FDR 9 yrs and 3yrs of war to solve the Republicans, “Great Depression” economic disaster. The Republicans act as though President Obama should have solved the economic crisis in the first 6 months of his term. The Republicans are as unrealistic today as they were when they implemented their economic and foreign policies yesterday. The gullible in America are blinded by lies and continue to vote for the Failed Republican Party. The rest of us who know the facts can only hope sanity and truth wins over evil and America survives the onslaught from the anti- government politicians in the Republican Party. The people are the government and the government is not the problem.
02:49 PM on 07/30/2011
This is clearly Nixon's fault
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mcartri
03:34 PM on 07/30/2011
"If the president does it, it can't be illegal." Nixon also gave us his guiding principle of life: "If two-wrongs don't make a right, try three."
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Gpiano88
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom"...
02:46 PM on 07/30/2011
With all this Repub fervor for wanting a Constitutional amendment to balance the budget, I have a suggestion as to how they may start to achieve a balanced budget. Pass a Constitutional amendment to abolish all profiteering from war!
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Vincent Van Der Hyde
The truth will set you free.
03:39 PM on 07/30/2011
Right on!
No corporation should profit from the blood of American soldiers!
But, of course,
that would mean the end of American involvement in wars, wouldn't it.
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Longtimeliberal
02:43 PM on 07/30/2011
This is no suprise. All we did was make Iran stronger and made us more at risk. We invade a country-two countries and wonder why we are not wanted after 100,000 innocents died and left a worse environment. We need to leave Iraq NOW and withdraw from Afganistan as soon as possible.