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Stuart Carlson for June 16, 2014

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    Dtroutma  over 7 years ago

    Cheney/Rumsfeld/ Bush and the “Bremer doctrine”, guaranteed failure for generations, not just years, or decades. Daddy could have given the Shia the same support he gave the Kurds back in 91, and they most likely would have overthrown Saddam on their own, and we’d have Shia in charge, but likely more viable ones than now. Maybe thousands of Iraqis still would have died, but over 4,000 American would NOT!

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    Crabbyrino Premium Member over 7 years ago

    JUST COLOR THE U. S. OUTTA THERE…PERMANENTLY.

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    Crabbyrino Premium Member over 7 years ago

    JUST COLOR THE U. S. OUTTA THERE…PERMANENTLY.

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    Crabbyrino Premium Member over 7 years ago

    JUST COLOR THE U. S. OUTTA THERE…PERMANENTLY.

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    Crabbyrino Premium Member over 7 years ago

    JUST COLOR THE U. S. OUTTA THERE…PERMANENTLY.

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    kaffekup   over 7 years ago

    Poppie may have been incompetent, but he had enough sense not to invade Iraq; Darth Cheney did back then, too. Along came shrub and Cheney’s common sense was history.When the wallet starts thinking, the big head stops thinking, to paraphrase a truism.

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    reynard61  over 7 years ago

    Yeah; thanks a lot, George… *sweeps PNAC Posse and it’s failed ideology into Dustbin of History*

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    moosemin  over 7 years ago

    After 9/11, and our failed efforts to catch Bin Laden in Afgahnistan, I remember a televised press conference, where a reporter asked if we were going to straighten out things, including destroyed infrastructure, before US forces left. I am sure it was Rumsfeld, and he replied “We are not in the business of nation-building.”

    Does anyone else remember that?

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    Don Winchester Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat…. – Obama.Ummmm…….want to look again Obama….?

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/obama-brags-about-defeating-al-qaeda-on-same-day-us-military-deaths-in-afghanistan-reaches-2000-video/

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    braindead Premium Member over 7 years ago

    J’a think that even Bush now understands what a monumental blunder the invasion of Iraq was?

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    Julius Marold Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Actually, Maliki was never “our man”. He was chosen by the people of Iraq in a (relatively) free and fair election. But he is a Shia chosen more by fellow Shiites than by Sunnis and Kurds. And he had the grand plan (with the help of Iran) to make Iraq a Shiite nation. The Iraqi Sunnis are therefore ready to back the Sunnis of ISIS against the Shiite government. Maliki (with Iran and Al Sadr) are the main reasons Iraq is being destroyed.

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    TripleAxel  over 7 years ago

    Why Obama “Owns” Iraq:-http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/06/why-obama-owns-iraq.php

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    Diane Lee Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I hope Obama is smart enough to get us out of the entire Middle East . We didn’t “break it in the first place”, as many of those who advocate American participation claim. Middle Eastern society has been broken for longer than the United States has existed. In the history of that region, peace has been a rare situation, always imposed by a government strong enough to prevent people who would otherwise be shooting (or throwing spears at) each other from doing so. It can’t be any different when the majority of people would shoot each other over religious differences that would be considered trivial by anyone who had any education that involved more than one book. And, those who are uneducated are convenient tools to gain power for those few who are not, which provides encouragement to keep them uneducated.

    But the saying " the enemy of my enemy is my friend" does not apply in this case. Each side is our enemy. We are “infidels”, making us more “killable” to each side than the other side and going over there to interfere is of no value to anyone in America. We need to simply stand back, allow them to manage their affairs however they would if we didn’t exist, and maybe in a few hundred years they will work it out. Once they realize that we have lost interest in them, perhaps they will return the favor and ignore us too. Killing each other is a more immediate goal.In those cases where we can infuse some actual education into the mix, that probably would be helpful— which is why they hate teachers more than soldiers. But military interference from America accomplishes nothing except creating hatred for our country, and leaving tanks, guns and bullets where they can be used to prolong the fighting. Granted, mutual hatred for America could bring the two sides together sooner than might otherwise be the case, to attack us, but that doesn’t seem to me to be a desirable outcome. Ultimately, each country belongs to the citizens of that country, and until they fix it themselves, it ain’t fixed.
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    moosemin  over 7 years ago

    “After all they choose to live like 7th Century savages….”

    But they LOVE 20th century weaponry!

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    kaffekup   over 7 years ago

    You still believe that nonsense? Of course you do, you’ll buy any BS the right wing feeds you.

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    rossevrymn Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Shoulda’ went with that gut feeling.

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