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  • billyliar66 billyliar66 Oct 21, 2011 2:42 PM Flag

    Politics Aside: Leaving Iraq Great News!

    I'm happy for all the military families, that soon, they will have their loved ones out of harms way.

    As a free people, we can never repay the debt owed to our fighting men and women.

    I ask you to join me in pressing our legislators and Commander in Chief, to provide the best possible care for the veterans.

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    • Wasn't an total exit by 2011 planned by Saint God Almighty G.W. Bush?

      I take it then that you don't think G.W. Bush knew what he was doing.

      http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-08-22/news/17123715_1_troop-presence-iraqi-security-forces-major-iraqi-cities

      August 22, 2008|Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Robert Burns, Associated Press


      Baghdad - — Iraq and the United States pushed close to a deal Thursday, setting a course for U.S. combat troops to pull out of major Iraqi cities by June, with a broader withdrawal from the long and costly war by 2011.

    • In a rational world we would not have been in Iraq in the first place.

    • It's WAAAAAAAAAAAY past time for us to get out of Iraq. I would think Iran would be greatful to Bush & Cheney for their efforts in Iraq. The winner in the tragic Iraq War was declared long ago - IRAN.

    • President Obama is being criticized now for carrying out his promise to withdraw all American troops from Iraq. This weak opposition to the President's decision is from Republicans, certainly the war contractors and even scattered elements of the U.S. military.

      Most Americans like myself are greatly relieved that the Iraq war is finally over: The country was drawn in by Mr. Bush under what turned out to be a wide range of false premises. There were Iraq's non-existent nuclear weapons and its non-existent ties with Al-Qaida. What the Bush administration claimed in 2003 is laughable now. One claim was that Iraq's oil wealth would pay for the war, another was that Iraqis would welcome American soldiers as liberators.

      In a rational world the Republicans would not field a candidate to oppose President Obama in 2012. It would be a shame to end the good works President Obama is accomplishing on a regular basis nowadays.

    • liberals_plague_humanity liberals_plague_humanity Oct 25, 2011 2:47 AM Flag

      Democrats face tough election season in S.C.
      By Adam Beam - abeam@thestate.com
      By Adam Beam

      CHARLESTON --

      U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, interrupted an interview with a reporter Saturday in Charleston to speak with two elementary-school age children that she quickly labeled "little Democrats."

      Read more: http://www.heraldonline.com/2011/10/24/3466919/democrats-face-tough-election.html#ixzz1bm1kw9oZ

    • I don't know what you call "tangible evidence'. Ten handcuffed dead bodies with bullet holes in their heads seem pretty tangible to me. (Photographs of the victims' bodies were included in the McClatchy story.)

      And if you were an Iraqi who saw those pictures, how much would YOU trust the US to fairly try the perpetrators?

      [Don't get me wrong here: I believe 10 people were murdered in the manner described but I have no way of knowing--and neither do you--whether American troops were responsible or if, instead, the victims were killed by one of the many warring factions in Iraq. The important political fact is that the Iraqis believe American troops were responsible.]

      But that's all beside the point of my post which is not to reach any conclusion about the truth or falsity of the atrocity story but rather to explain why we are withdrawing our troops from Iraq. We're getting the usual administration spin about how this "fulfills" Obama's campaign promise and is triumph of American policy. In fact, BUSH signed the Status of Forces Agreement which had a troop withdrawal date of December 31, 2011. Obama tried without success to revise that agreement and extend that date, so for him now to claim that this is fulfillment of a campaign jpromise is BS.

    • The Yahoo Net Nanny scrubbed a prior post in response to you, so I'm going to try again.

      Q: Why are we pulling the troops out of Iraq?
      A: Because the Iraqis won't accede to our demand that American troops not be tried in Iraqi courts for crimes against Iraqi civilians.

      Q: Did American troops commit war crimes against Iraqi civilians?

      A: Apparently so, according to an American diplomatic cable that was leaded last year by WikiLeaks. According to that leaked diplomatic cable, an American unit mudered 10 Iraqi civilians including a 70 year old woman and s month old baby, then called in an air strike to cover up the crime. The American government knew the truth but went along with the cover-up. An independent investigation by the UN confirmed the story which caused outrage in Iraq and effectively prevented the Iraqi government from agreeing to any deal that gave up Iraq's right to try US soldiers for crimes under Iraqi law.

      So "the war is over" only because we refuse to let American troops stand trial in Iraqi courts.

      Ironic, isn't it, that we sent an army to Iraq to punish their crimes against civilians committed here and pulled that army out of Iraq to avoid having our
      crimes against civilians punished there.

    • No matter what, we still need to keep 79,000 U.S. troops in Europe, and 44,000 in the near East?

    • Grenada was a needless military adventure advisers told Ronald Reagan to do.

      Reagan did not have an original thought since 1975.

      He was the perfect puppet President.

      Cain, Perry, Bachmann, Palin are all of the same cast.

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