Iraq War III

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Here we go again. Iraq War updates via HuffPo.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on August 10, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    Rewriting History: Right-Wingers Attack Obama For Withdrawing All Troops From Iraq.

    They are shameless liars. To the dismay of progressives, the Obama administration attempted to rewrite the withdrawal treaty signed by President Bush in order to keep U.S. armed forces in Iraq. The Iraqi government refused to allow it.

  2. #3 by brewski on August 10, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    So?

    • #4 by Richard Warnick on August 11, 2014 - 6:17 pm

      Soo…They are shameless liars. That wasn’t clear from what I wrote?

      • #5 by Larry Bergan on August 11, 2014 - 8:32 pm

        I think brewski meant to say: ‘so, what are you going to do about it?’

      • #6 by brewski on August 11, 2014 - 9:22 pm

        So remind me why Obama took credit for getting all the troops out of Iraq and now is saying it wasn’t his decision.

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/19/president-obama-took-credit-in-2012-for-withdrawing-all-troops-from-iraq-today-he-said-something-different/

        • #7 by Richard Warnick on August 11, 2014 - 10:33 pm

          Um, because he’s a politician? They always try to have it both ways.

          It’s so ironic that the Obama administration tried desperately to keep U.S. combat troops in Iraq, could not do it because of a treaty Bush signed, and now the Tea-GOP is blaming President Obama for something that was a fait accompli before he took office.

          Steve Chapman:

          The hawks have as much trouble remembering the past as they do predicting the future. They forget that the Status of Forces Agreement between the U.S. and Iraq, which mandated the removal of all American military personnel by the end of 2011, was signed by President George W. Bush.

          It was also signed by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. “In the end, the Iraqi leadership did not try to get a commitment through their parliament that would have made possible a continued U.S. presence after December 31,” wrote Robert Gates, who was secretary of defense at the time. “Maliki was just too fearful of the political consequences. Most Iraqis wanted us gone.”

          Colin Kahl, who as a top Pentagon official under Obama tried to get an agreement to keep U.S. troops in Iraq, tells me that Maliki “was conscious of the extreme unpopularity of a continued U.S. presence with his Shia constituency. He had no interest in a sizable U.S. presence along the Arab-Kurd divide, which is what all our big troop options assumed.” He also refused to give our troops the legal protections they get in other countries with U.S. bases, which was a deal-breaker.

          • #8 by brewski on August 11, 2014 - 11:18 pm

            What!!??

            I thought he was going to fundamentally transform America.

            His words.

          • #9 by Richard Warnick on August 12, 2014 - 7:50 am

            And candidate George W. Bush promised “compassionate conservatism.” Then he gave out tax cuts for the rich, took us into two wars, played a guitar while New Orleans drowned, and tried to destroy Social Security.

          • #10 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2014 - 8:40 am

            Let’s not forget that George W. Cowboy was playing guitar with John, (bomb, bomb, bomb… bomb, bomb Iran), McCain while they were dividing the cake.

          • #11 by brewski on August 12, 2014 - 9:57 am

            I thought we were talking about Obama, so your comment is unresponsive other than pointing our that Obama is just like Bush.

          • #12 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2014 - 10:13 am

            brewski:

            Can I assume that you remember the guitar and the cake?

          • #13 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2014 - 10:22 am

            brewski:

            Let’s bring out the flags! bewski is fighting to stay on subject!

          • #14 by Richard Warnick on August 12, 2014 - 11:01 am

            Empty campaign rhetoric is just that, empty. Politicians campaign in poetry, then govern in prose.

          • #15 by brewski on August 12, 2014 - 11:09 am

            Careful, Cliff and Glendy will call you a racist.

  3. #16 by Nathan Erkkila on August 11, 2014 - 12:46 am

    You know what? Say what you want about Carter, Ford or even Reagan. At least they had peace. We long abandoned such “Inferior ideologies” by now.

    • #17 by Larry Bergan on August 11, 2014 - 9:05 pm

      You want to ask the American soldiers who Reagan sent to Granada and the thousands who were killed there about peace during Reagan, but I don’t think he orchestrated that anyway. It’s not like Cheney, Rumsfeld and the others went away when George W. H. Bush was Reagan’s Vice Pres.

      • #18 by Nathan Erkkila on August 12, 2014 - 8:11 pm

        You’re talking to an isolationist. I think we should not have soldiers located anywhere but the United States.

  4. #19 by piss poor website on August 11, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    Obama is a drone murdering bastard at 8 times the rate of bush..he has presided now over four nations wrenched by utter chaos, two he is solely responsible for the other two, now greater catastrophes due to his stupidity, hubris, and inexperience.

    What’s next for this murderous boob?

  5. #20 by piss poor website on August 11, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Oh yeah..murderous boob will keep prodding the bear..lose any friends that are not baggage that we have. Israel is a shipping container chained to our leg..best “friend”.

  6. #21 by piss poor website on August 12, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Obama call Hillary’s analysis of his failed Syria policy” horseshit”.

    This is what we like to see two blithering idiots diminishing each others esteem and power. Good news!! Beers for everyone!

    Let us be free of these vermin.

    • #22 by Richard Warnick on August 12, 2014 - 12:10 pm

      Well, Hillary seems to think that the problem in Syria was that jihadists didn’t have enough made-in-USA weaponry. That’s a strange bit of analysis.

    • #23 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2014 - 12:37 pm

      You think THAT’S bad?

      I got a Libertarian flyer in the mail with a picture of a victimized dog and a picture of Ayn Rand informing me that I finally had a choice.

      Honestly. I’m not kidding.

  7. #24 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2014 - 12:59 pm

    Take a listen.

    I like Jethro Tull. I don’t like Libertarians.

    You decide.

  8. #25 by piss poor website on August 12, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    Who needs to give it to them? With the clowns who lead and we support in Iwreck Isis will just self serve.

    Next is the fag show of bombing up whatever. Solves nothing if 15 years of this shit hasn’t clued you in yet..

    Wet noodle time..with chefboyardee moron at the helm…it’s all in the spoon…fed dumbass America..god bless the one, or he of that IQ thereabouts.

  9. #27 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2014 - 5:03 pm

    Reagan quotes mean nothing, and you know it. Stop it!

  10. #29 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    Reagan Sucks!

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