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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 9 months ago

    I cannot confirm the truth of this, but I remember reading somewhere that this is what the US does WHENEVER we leave a war-zone; it’s supposedly cheaper to buy new gear than to transport the old stuff home.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, 9 months ago

    @Simon_Jester

    I’ve also read that before.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months ago

    @Simon_Jester

    @ cdward

    " it’s supposedly cheaper to buy new gear than to transport the old stuff home."

    I, too, have heard that, but in looking at the prices on that equipment, I find it difficult to believe that it’s cheaper to leave a $45 million dollar tank behind than to bring it home. Even leaving behind armored Humvees at $140,000 each seems questionable.

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 9 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Y’know Harley…
    That Obama bugged out’ lie has been debunked every time you’ve posted it…and every time, you responded in the same manner.
    1. Ignore the response.
    2. Post that lie again on another thread.

  5. redbeemer

    redbeemer said, 9 months ago

    Growing up listening to my WWll veteran dad and friends talk about the war, one of the items talked about was how equipment was dumped over the side of the ships rather than be brought back to the US and the various reasons for doing so.
    Couple of decades later while wearing the green, I participated in prepping equipment to be shipped back from Viet Nam. It, the equipment, never made it out of the South China Sea. Reasons ran from not cost effective to contaminated with residue of the battle field. A lot was left to the locals to keep the war going but was left at the way side ASAP.
    Your tax dollars whizzed away.

  6. said, 9 months ago

    Anything we bring home winds up in the hands of our local police who then use them in a similar manner against U.S. citizens!

  7. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 9 months ago

    And it creates jobs for our arms makers.

  8. Ziveron

    Ziveron said, 9 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    The truth: The U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement (official name: Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq) was a status of forces agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States, signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. forces will be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S.%E2%80%93Iraq_Status_of_Forces_Agreement

  9. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 9 months ago

    @Ziveron

    The left clings to the 2008 Status of Forces Agreement with the desperation of a drowning man to a lifeboat, which is appropriate because the alternative is to admit that President Obama has been in power for the last five years. Also, it is good to remember that President Obama and Vice President Biden took credit for the state of Iraq back in 2011; Biden claimed that it would be listed as the major success of the Obama Administration. Better to pretend that the withdrawal of American troops was done against Obama’s will due to a treaty signed by a previous administration (and ignore how Obama disengaged himself from the country).
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    But in signing a Status of Forces agreement that expired early in President Obama’s term, President Bush was giving Obama flexibility in deciding whether and to what extent it should be renegotiated. Most people expected and assumed that Obama would negotiate an extension, with continued immunity for American soldiers. Iraqi leaders privately wanted to maintain a stabilizing American presence. But Obama ended up killing the possibility of an extension through indifference and incompetence, and mentally checked out of the country in the following years. We have now reaped the harvest of his indifference.
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    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/06/13/6-reasons-Obama-lost-Iraq

  10. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 9 months ago

    @mikefive

    We can bring it all home and give it to the local police.

  11. Shanbo

    Shanbo said, 9 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    You never should have been in there in the first place.

    Too bad you rightards didn’t listen to us when we told you this would happen over a decade ago.

  12. Shanbo

    Shanbo said, 9 months ago

    @old1953

    If I was in the military, I’d keep it. The fact that it survived means it gets the job done.

  13. Shanbo

    Shanbo said, 9 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    How about you go back to elementary school and learn some basic grammar so you can make a coherent point.

  14. Shanbo

    Shanbo said, 9 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    Wow…you actually read Breitbart? And you believe it? Damn, you’re stupid.

  15. Ziveron

    Ziveron said, 9 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    Thank you for responding in a measured way. It’s a breath of fresh air in an environment increasingly filled with epithets, insults and bizarre wordplay.

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