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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The thing that really bothers me about the ’We’ll be treated as liberators,’ statement made before the invasion was that I SAW for myself on TV, the US forces WERE treated as liberators. For about a week.


    The US forces made it very clear they were there to punish Iraqis for 9/11/‘01. Con Coughlin wrote, and administration agents promulgated the story that the hijackers were all Saddam’s Republican guards and some Pakistanis, all with fake Gulf Arab passports.


    So the forces were only there to punish the Iraqis. Almost everyone who had a job was said to have gotten the job because Saddam allowed it, and was summarily fired. The Iraqi police, the Iraqi military servicemen, factory workers, all were fired, and all took their weapons home. The ‘enhanced interrogation’ (part of the punishment for 9/11/‘01) was supposed to be Top Secret, but Bush, Jr and his minions didn’t know about cellphones and YouTube.


    Had the US gone into Iraq the way MacArthur went into Japan, Iraq would now be a flourishing, prosperous Democracy, rabidly pro-US. But Truman wanted MacArthur to punish Japan and hang the Emperor, and finally fired MacArthur for dereliction of duty and insubordination. So the Bush, jr minions did NOT make MacArthur’s mistake.


    The close friends of US presidents, the Gulf sheikhs (baksheesh no object), were worried because their subjects were clamouring for Democracy. But after the US imposed Bush, jr-style Democracy on Iraq, their subjects now all say, ‘Democracy? No thanks, it’s not for us.’


    Mission accomplished!!

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The thing that really bothers me about the ’We’ll be treated as liberators,’ statement made before the invasion was that I SAW for myself on TV, the US forces WERE treated as liberators. For about a week.


    The US forces made it very clear they were there to punish Iraqis for 9/11/‘01. Con Coughlin wrote, and administration agents promulgated the story that the hijackers were all Saddam’s Republican guards and some Pakistanis, all with fake Gulf Arab passports.


    So the forces were only there to punish the Iraqis. Almost everyone who had a job was said to have gotten the job because Saddam allowed it, and was summarily fired. The Iraqi police, the Iraqi military servicemen, factory workers, all were fired, and all took their weapons home. The ‘enhanced interrogation’ (part of the punishment for 9/11/‘01) was supposed to be Top Secret, but Bush, Jr and his minions didn’t know about cellphones and YouTube.


    Had the US gone into Iraq the way MacArthur went into Japan, Iraq would now be a flourishing, prosperous Democracy, rabidly pro-US. But Truman wanted MacArthur to punish Japan and hang the Emperor, and finally fired MacArthur for dereliction of duty and insubordination. So the Bush, jr minions did NOT make MacArthur’s mistake.


    The close friends of US presidents, the Gulf sheikhs (baksheesh no object), were worried because their subjects were clamouring for Democracy. But after the US imposed Bush, jr-style Democracy on Iraq, their subjects now all say, ‘Democracy? No thanks, it’s not for us.’


    Mission accomplished!!

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Mission accomplished!!"
    http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2013/03/21/an-anti-obama-march-in-ramallah/_jcr_content/body/inlineimage.img.503.jpg/1363904168498.cached.jpg

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    “…..Great point and Saddam supporters may jump in to explain why we shouldn’t have removed him from office…..”
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    Because he didn’t have WMD nor was responsible for 9/11.

  5. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    Appears the U.S. has lost the capacity to accomplish big things – the moon shot, the big infrastructure project. Instead they mud wrestle trying to make political points.
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    A health system that allows 44,000 to die needlessly and 100,000 to declare medical bankruptcy EVERY YEAR. And the best the Republicans can do is to make it fail for technical problems and delayed deadlines. Unbelievable!

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    I think it is coming more to torches and pitchforks at this point….

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    When the ACA kills as many Americans as the war this quote is related to, then you can start making parallels.

  8. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wolf, there’s money to consider too, and as things stand now, Americans are going to have to spends billions more for healthcare, so it can all go thru a bureaucracy, in the name of healthcare for all.
    If we want to be careful in comparisons between lives and money, I would suggest that the 4 lives lost in Benghazi are worth even more than the billions, and yet the left despicably calls that a “phony scandal”.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gypsy8

    A health system that allows 44,000 to die needlessly and 100,000 to declare medical bankruptcy EVERY YEAR. "
    I am calling you on this yet again! SHOW ME HOW OBAMACARE MADE IT BETTER! Obamacare made things 10 times worse! I have proved this to you yet you keep copy and pasting this tripe! Show me your numbers!

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @NeoconMan

    Yup, and health care just can’t stack up in satisfying the Roman Colosseum blood lust that American’s enjoyed from dropping bombs on innocent Iraqis.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @ahab

    Killing is relatively easy. Healing is more problematic. Especially when your priorities indicate you have unlimited funds for the former, and none for the latter.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The Iraq war cost could have paid for America’s security INSTEAD! http://www.washingtonblogs.com/for-the-price-of-the-iraq-war-the-u-s-could-have-100-renewable-power-system.html

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @NeoconMan

    The point of being rich is getting THE BEST health care. The new ads targeting promiscuous and beer guzzling young adults aren’t meant for YOU, you’ve got your Cadillac plan, they are meant for the young and the stupid (and hopefully healthy) so they can subsidize the old and sick.
    .
    While the poor MAY have SOME healthcare, it will never compare to what you have.
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    Democrats have got your back. You think they are going to treat you like some poor middle class schmuck?

  14. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    @NFLRedskins

    “…..he certainly did, just because an inept UN did not find them or account for them is inexcusable…..”
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    So do you also characterize the military not finding WMDs as being inept and inexcusable?

  15. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @NeoconMan

    Thx for the agreement… I think… but I certainly don’t think anyone doesn’t deserve health care. I just think they deserve to pay for it, at least to some extent.
    Here’s an idea – If somebody wants to take the risk of not buying health insurance, make them borrow the money to pay for any catastrophic care. This is over-simplifying things I know, but it’s a better start than this amateur Prez, who said yesterday he was surprised to find out how complicated it is to buy insurance. I mean, we did like Pelosi said, we put it into law so we could read it… did BO read it? Well I guess it wouldn’t have done any good though if he had, insurance being such a complicated matter and all.
    We have so screwed ourselves with this bunch.

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