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Obama announces full withdrawal from Iraq

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Falldog, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/10/obama-to-speak-on-iraq-at-1245-pm/1
     
  2. Neon

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  3. kloraferm

    kloraferm Humor is reason gone mad

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    Not a bad strategy.
     
  4. CousinDave

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    About fucking time, but I'll believe it when it happens after all the current POTUS said he would close GITMO in 2009
     
  5. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Oh look, it's this story again.

    Fuck the dummies who "want us out of Iraq". They're silly assholes but unfortunately there's a lot of them.
     
  6. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Explain further?
     
  7. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    We'll be in Iraq until forever. Personally I think (or at least hope) it's to assist and ensure the transition to democracy. How many times did the last 2 presidents promise we were pulling all or most of our troops out? It's a political ploy, done for political reasons, same as exaggerating the threat of wmds to get the sappy dipshits in line.
     
  8. kloraferm

    kloraferm Humor is reason gone mad

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    In other words, forever.
     
  9. jimmyslostchin

    jimmyslostchin Malarkey is slang for bullshit isn't it?

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    Or until someone finally goes full retard and nukes Iran.
     
  10. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Why do so many people still think that democracy will work in that savage part of the world? They obviously dont want to have that type of government and anyone who thinks that they would be better off with a democratic nation should probably be checked for lead paint chip ingestion at some point in their lives.
     
  11. Don the Radio Guy

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    How is this different from the last announcement of the same thing that we heard two weeks ago? Oh yeah, no poll boost from the last one.
     
  12. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    You could have said the same thing about many current democracies just a couple hundred years ago. Try to think long-term. Expand your horizons, it's either that or nukes. And nukes are realistically out of the question (though they're fun to fantasize about).
     
  13. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Or you can just come to realization that not every culture is suited to a particular form of establishment and no matter how hard you shove it down their throat there is going to be resistance at every turn.
     
  14. Begbie

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    Man, this news is capable of pulling Obama's approval from 38% to 40% in no time.

    You're almost re-electable, Mr. President.
     
  15. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    aka life and the evolution of civilization.
     
  16. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    So why do we have to be the ones teaching them how to form a government when they are still making houses out of mud and sticks? This is a part of the world where they cant even peacefully agree on one form of religion that they all fundamentally believe it, you really think a multi party political system is even feasible?
     
  17. Begbie

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    Oh, and I congratulated a buddy I have who works over there and told him I can't wait to see him for Christmas. And he knew right away that I was being sarcastic and just laughed. There are no plans for him to come home anytime soon.
     
  18. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    1. Have you been living under a rock since 1950? In case you haven't heard, we're #1.

    2.

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  19. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Again, try thinking long-term Nintendo boy.
     
  20. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    1. What the fuck does that have to do with what amounts to teraforming governments that dont fall in similar line as ours? And part b. why arent we invading all the other non democratic countries trying to forcibly convert their political way of thought?

    2. What does Iraq have to do with 9/11?
     
  21. fletcher

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    That has to be the softest insult I have ever received on this board.
     
  22. Voss's Tumor

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    Oh Jesus, mills and Fletcher in an in-depth foreign policy debate about the Middle East!

    This should be riveting!

    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
     
  23. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    What have you been told about the popcorn?
     
  24. Voss's Tumor

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    That it's fucking delicious!
     
  25. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    It's not about falling in "similar" line with ours. It's about a desperate need to grow the fuck up that goes beyond the threshold of acceptability.

    See #2.

    American economic dominance doesn't breed Islamic terrorism. Neither do oil wars. Not even the existence of Israel.

    The combination of political authoritarianism with religious authoritarianism is what breeds Islamic terrorism.
     

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