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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:26 PM

 

Holy shit. Utter rationality breaks out in Freeper discussion of Iraq!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2960350/posts

You ought to be pissed off at Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle, and the other neocons who pushed us into this stupid invasion. Remember their promises? It will be quick and easy, the Iragi people will love us, and their oil will more than pay for the war?

This was the dumbest military move since Custer decided to pimp with a few Indians. I don’t know how any of those people can look in a mirror.

Oh, we couldn’t do that. Remember? Bush said the oil belonged to the Iraqi people. I guess he was too damned dumb to see it was paid for with American blood. I hate that damned deceiver.

I so regret supporting that G**-damned war there.

Thank Dubya. It was his great idea to nation build in that cesspool.

How many American lives did we waste for these idiots?

All those wasted lives,,,and money. And what did it get us? A new ally for Iran. I was an idiot for supporting this fiasco, too.


So much for the lame "we have to give a presidency decades to see how it turns out" bullshit.

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Reply Holy shit. Utter rationality breaks out in Freeper discussion of Iraq! (Original post)
banned from Kos Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #2
GoneOffShore Nov 2012 #3
Jennicut Nov 2012 #4
ProSense Nov 2012 #5
Prometheus_unbound Nov 2012 #6
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #7
freshwest Nov 2012 #10
distantearlywarning Nov 2012 #8
SpartanDem Nov 2012 #9
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #11
obxhead Nov 2012 #12
heaven05 Nov 2012 #13
Amaril Nov 2012 #30
sakabatou Nov 2012 #14
Initech Nov 2012 #15
DirkGently Nov 2012 #16
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #24
DirkGently Nov 2012 #25
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #28
Ford_Prefect Nov 2012 #17
JHB Nov 2012 #18
Tikki Nov 2012 #19
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #20
JoeyT Nov 2012 #21
XanaDUer Nov 2012 #22
The Green Manalishi Nov 2012 #23
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #26
rurallib Nov 2012 #27
truebluegreen Nov 2012 #29

Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:31 PM

1. Perhaps they would support charging him and his buddies with war crimes

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:36 PM

2. Yet, if gas had gotten cheaper for this Freeper due to the theft of Iraqi oil

he'd wholeheartedly support the war.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:40 PM

3. Well, I'm sure that that poster will be out on his ear pretty soon

And that post will disappear down the memory hole.

We know that unless one does the RimJob lockstep(goosestep?) over there the jackboot of Freeperism lands on one's neck.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:42 PM

4. So now they admit Bush made a mess.

Only now that he left office. I thought it was unpatriotic to not support him.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:45 PM

5. It's a plant.

Republicans are trying to shift focus from the fact that they supported Romney. They're trying to look reasonable.

Michael Reagan (son of Ronald): "...it’s time for Republicans to start blaming George W."
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021839382

Suck it Republicans! You own Bush, McCain, Palin and Mitt, who aspired to be worse than Bush.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:45 PM

6. Rationality?

I read that as "we should have stolen more oil".

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:52 PM

7. The Teabagger FReeps, Libertarian FReeps & Christo-FReeps let the neocons run all over them

for the 8 years under Shrub. They sat back while Darth manufactured war after war and raided the treasury and dared them to complain (which they didn't) - all in the name of upholding the oft-promoted "11th Commandment" that Raygun always cited -

“Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican. Henceforth, if any Republican has a grievance against another, that grievance is not to be bared publicly.”


That has been about as bad as Norquist's "no taxes pledge" and has been around for almost 45 years, and they are apparently not even "grieving" to each other in private either.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:37 PM

10. +1,000 to what you said.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:51 PM

8. Sadly, rationality is not appreciated over there.

He'll likely be gone shortly.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:55 PM

9. The drugs must have worn off

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:41 PM

11. Good lord, they're starting to sound like pragmatic moderate centrists

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

12. I thought I heard a zotting sound off in the distance

It wasn't a bang or pop as expected, but a whimper followed by a high pitched screech about not donating thousands of dollars ever again.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:48 PM

13. troll?

plant. rethug deceiver. joker. someone who found a conscience? nah. shoulda., woulda, coulda. You supported that criminal cabal, rice, rumsfeld, bushmonkey, darth cheney all the way down to mittshit and lyinaynryan. I'm not buying this. I hope you choke on your denunciation spittle.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:34 PM

30. Yep, my first thought -- troll

Just somebody having a spot of fun with the Freepies.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:49 PM

14. At least one Freeper found the light

Possibly =/

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:51 PM

15. George W. Bush = worst president in history!!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:01 PM

16. Interesting. Anecdotally, conservatives tell me they'd cut defense.


No one gets these wars. Not Iraq, where we're still spending money, or Afghanistan either. Ending the PNAC view of projecting corporate interests through military power may be low-hanging fruit going forward.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:48 PM

24. Whatever PNAC stands for. Informative post.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:57 PM

25. Project for the New American Century


The Neocon creed. Expand America's commercial interests through projection of military power. Invading Iraq was the quintessential example.

http://www.newamericancentury.org

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:42 PM

28. What Dirk said. And they outlined

their plans long before Bush was selected as our supreme leader. The entire plan was all there in writing on their site.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:05 PM

17. Have they figured out Darth Rove and Darth Murdoch yet?

Or do they have the vision to imagine that far?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:07 PM

18. That'll have a shorter shelf life than yesterday's fish. As soon as someone whispers magic words...

...into their ears, they'll be right back to the same old, like a kitten chasing a laser pointer spot. A really ugly kitten.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:10 PM

19. booosh is sitting in a sunroom in Texas instead of jail in the Hague, Hey freeps, whatcha gonna...

do about it...ya, that's what I thought...NOTHING.

Complain much, LOSERS!!!!


Tikki

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:10 PM

20. And you're surprised because.....



Oh wait...



Seriously.... is this a regular poster over there? Is he still alive after this?

Are there any "good" (read totally cluelessly absurd) responses?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:18 PM

21. That's not really rationality, it's selfishness.

He's pissed that the Iraq war didn't help him personally with cheaper gas.

Rationality will never break out over there, it will forever be two groups of irrational people yelling at one another.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:21 PM

22. Bingo. Nt

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:41 PM

23. There really are two camps within the Conservative movement.

The Libertarian wing and social conservatives, AKA Christofascists.

Sometimes they energize each other, sometimes they fight each other.

At FR the libertarians usually have to keep quiet about abortion and often get attacked over being anti imperialist.

The fundamental divide is around 'can government be good - for anything- or is it inherently evil and thus the smaller the better.

The libertarians have a point in that, left or right, a big percentage of people who get elected turn corrupt, it's just the nature of power. The social conservatives want to use the power of the state to enforce a Christian and capitalist ethos on everyone.

When the two wings work together, the pubbies can be a potent force indeed, but the smaller faster nature of interactions around the world make it less and less likely, one idiot like Huckabee can undo a lot of goodwill, thankfully.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:08 PM

26. Too late

I have long since passed the point at which I will accept apologies from people who supported that bullshit clusterfuck.

I opposed that war before it started.

I am fucking vindicated.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:52 PM

27. this too shall pass

i was once told those were the only true words in the bible.
true here for sure. This phase will pass or Rimjob will remove them.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:27 PM

29. Would have been helpful if they'd gotten the idea 6 or 10 years ago....n/t

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