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90. Indeed. Russ Feingold. (nt)
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  -Obama Sends 100 US Troops to Uganda to Combat Lords Resistance Army Freddie Stubbs  Oct-14-11 12:59 PM   #0 
  - how much will this cost? nt  xchrom   Oct-14-11 01:00 PM   #1 
  - Well, what's the salary of 100 US combat troops?  TheWraith   Oct-14-11 01:47 PM   #19 
  - You shouldn't count their base salary and basic equipment  OnlinePoker   Oct-14-11 03:35 PM   #59 
     - Okay, you made one good point...  TheWraith   Oct-14-11 04:10 PM   #69 
     - Well it is a combat zone  neverforget   Oct-14-11 10:43 PM   #105 
     - And special equipment. And the loss of those troops being used elsewhere.  Honeycombe8   Oct-15-11 10:19 AM   #156 
        - It's "super duper expensive" to *have* troops.  boppers   Oct-15-11 01:42 PM   #172 
  - Cost is not all that matters  lsewpershad   Oct-14-11 03:20 PM   #54 
  - I wonder?  Rosa Luxemburg   Oct-15-11 08:34 AM   #144 
  - "every conflict"? Really?  boppers   Oct-15-11 01:44 PM   #173 
  - The Bill Estimates  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 04:12 PM   #70 
     - Chicken feed to who?  xchrom   Oct-14-11 04:19 PM   #75 
        - This equals out to about 9 cents per American  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 12:38 AM   #118 
           - So?  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 07:42 AM   #137 
  - Okay, who would have put money on "U.S. troops in Uganda." Not me. n/t  Ian David   Oct-14-11 01:00 PM   #2 
  - Uganda  Harmony Blue   Oct-14-11 01:06 PM   #5 
     - OH JESUS CHRIST.  Muskypundit   Oct-14-11 01:52 PM   #20 
        - Okay, Here's real:  caseymoz   Oct-14-11 02:50 PM   #43 
        - I am not arguing anything you just said  Muskypundit   Oct-14-11 03:10 PM   #50 
        - True, it does get irritating, but US has earned this skepticism.  caseymoz   Oct-15-11 12:16 AM   #116 
           - So Iraq was invaded with 100 troops in only an advisory role?  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 12:52 AM   #124 
              - If you steal a billion dollars, you think anyone would trust you with a buck?  caseymoz   Oct-15-11 01:38 PM   #171 
                 - I don't blame people for skepticism, but there are two big issues here  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 10:26 PM   #188 
                    - A knee jerk reaction is usually a knee jerk reaction because it was right in the past.  caseymoz   Oct-16-11 01:49 AM   #195 
        - I like your thinking. nt  AverageJoe90   Oct-15-11 11:38 PM   #192 
        - Sorry - what good things in Libya?  harmonicon   Oct-14-11 03:43 PM   #61 
        - Thank you for our daily dose of pro-dictator spin.  TheWraith   Oct-14-11 04:13 PM   #71 
        - Well, the black Libyans murdered by genocidal mobs would disagree...  harmonicon   Oct-14-11 07:02 PM   #84 
        - If Obama does it, it's great. It he doesn't, it shouldn't be done.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 07:48 AM   #138 
           - I just don't get it. It's not that simple though, is it?  harmonicon   Oct-15-11 10:15 AM   #155 
        - You take that back! GODaffi is a saint!  Muskypundit   Oct-15-11 01:15 AM   #125 
        - Living in the richest part of the world, you would say that  Muskypundit   Oct-14-11 04:15 PM   #73 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-15-11 12:09 AM   #115 
        - You won't see this, but others will:  harmonicon   Oct-15-11 04:46 AM   #132 
           - Uh, people of a country's choice to determine their own form of government?  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 11:11 AM   #162 
           - It's not a black and white issue.  harmonicon   Oct-15-11 11:46 AM   #167 
              - I'm talking about before it was a war. Let's recap:  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 10:24 PM   #187 
                 - so....  harmonicon   Oct-16-11 10:10 AM   #197 
           - Binary thinking is endemic.  boppers   Oct-15-11 02:03 PM   #177 
        - "Legal government". What a laugh.  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 12:43 AM   #121 
           - Not the point.  harmonicon   Oct-15-11 04:49 AM   #133 
              - More like when the UN authorizes action  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 11:08 AM   #161 
                 - Oh! The Bush Doctrine!!  harmonicon   Oct-15-11 11:48 AM   #168 
                    - Bush had a UN resolution backing him?  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 10:14 PM   #186 
                    - They're out in force just lately ...  Nihil   Oct-17-11 07:33 AM   #206 
        - Thank you Muskypundit  Iliyah   Oct-14-11 03:44 PM   #62 
  - What??????? Is Congress going to OK this? Yet another  JDPriestly   Oct-14-11 01:06 PM   #3 
  - FWIW they didn't OK Libya. Of course they didn't defund it either.  Nuclear Unicorn   Oct-14-11 03:02 PM   #48 
  - Holy crap. After all our bitching about Bush's wars, now Obama has gotten us involved  razorman   Oct-14-11 03:24 PM   #56 
  - You object to saving lives in Uganda?  geek tragedy   Oct-14-11 09:48 PM   #103 
     - Worthy goals indeed. But the same exact things could be (and were) said about Iraq  razorman   Oct-15-11 07:34 AM   #136 
  - Congress OKed this last year.  Robb   Oct-14-11 03:30 PM   #57 
  - I believe Robb is referring to  ellisonz   Oct-14-11 07:13 PM   #85 
  - Indeed. Russ Feingold. (nt)  Robb   Oct-14-11 08:00 PM   #90 
     - What a fascist!  ProgressoDem   Oct-14-11 08:31 PM   #95 
  - Thanks. At least the procedures are being followed on this one.  JDPriestly   Oct-14-11 09:42 PM   #101 
  - It's not who sponsors a bill that matters, unless you assume a cult of personality.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:06 AM   #141 
     - Incorrect. It absolutely matters.  Robb   Oct-15-11 01:54 PM   #175 
  - Uganda, oil, and Soros  stockholmer   Oct-16-11 02:49 AM   #196 
  - Here is the "national security interest" Uganda Oil Bonanza!  drdtroit   Oct-14-11 01:06 PM   #4 
  - It Used to Be  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 01:15 PM   #9 
  - right! of course it's about oil... why else would we send troops?  BREMPRO   Oct-14-11 01:43 PM   #17 
  - For $2 billion per year? Pfft.  Robb   Oct-14-11 02:01 PM   #25 
  - I shouldn't be surprised.  Poll_Blind   Oct-14-11 02:08 PM   #29 
  - We need oil to run the military...  Javaman   Oct-14-11 02:39 PM   #40 
  - Your last sentence  Le Taz Hot   Oct-17-11 08:28 AM   #207 
  - How much oil revenue does the U.S. directly receive from Bosnia?  LanternWaste   Oct-14-11 02:52 PM   #45 
  - It doesnt have to be oil. Bosnia has.... uh... resources.  Muskypundit   Oct-15-11 01:18 AM   #126 
  - I'm starting to become a supporter of "Drill here. Drill now."  Nuclear Unicorn   Oct-14-11 03:03 PM   #49 
  - Drill here, drill now does nothing to help us.  UnrepentantLiberal   Oct-14-11 03:21 PM   #55 
  - Yes, but at least we wouldn't be invading other countries n/t  Nuclear Unicorn   Oct-14-11 03:37 PM   #60 
     - That won't stop us. The war machine has to be fed.  neverforget   Oct-14-11 10:44 PM   #106 
     - 100 military advisors is an "invasion"? LOL.  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 12:37 AM   #117 
        - Actually we do lol.  Muskypundit   Oct-15-11 01:19 AM   #127 
        - apply some basic critical thinking as to how many long drawn-out conflicts started historically, ffs  stockholmer   Oct-15-11 05:07 AM   #135 
           - You realize that not every country is Viet Nam  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 09:41 AM   #154 
              - never mentioned Viet Nam, and people are brutally murdered all over the world, the US doesnt do shit  stockholmer   Oct-15-11 10:51 AM   #160 
                 - I reject your claim that the US is pure evil  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 11:29 AM   #163 
                    - again (and this is the last reply) your are employing sophistry, and putting words in my mouth  stockholmer   Oct-15-11 03:37 PM   #184 
  - You want the Lord's Resistance Army to be  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 12:05 AM   #114 
  - Just like the Taliban, right?  AverageJoe90   Oct-15-11 11:39 PM   #193 
     - Really! And now that we got rid of those pesky  timtom   Oct-16-11 01:34 PM   #204 
  - We don't get much oil from outside North America. Maybe 10%?  Honeycombe8   Oct-15-11 10:21 AM   #157 
     - True  atreides1   Oct-16-11 11:35 AM   #201 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-14-11 09:50 PM   #104 
  - PermaWar. It's what's necessary for the UnitaryPresidency. nt  SteveM   Oct-14-11 01:10 PM   #6 
  - +1 nt  Javaman   Oct-14-11 02:36 PM   #37 
  - LRA are some nice guys...  demosincebirth   Oct-14-11 01:11 PM   #7 
  - There's a whole shit-load of "nice guys" like that --  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-14-11 01:36 PM   #16 
  - That argument is starting to get old.  Muskypundit   Oct-14-11 02:00 PM   #23 
  - Sounds Like a Group  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 02:50 PM   #44 
     - Obams said it was ok to employ child soldiers? Show me where he said that.  demosincebirth   Oct-14-11 03:14 PM   #52 
     - Simple Google Search: Obama Child Soldiers  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 03:55 PM   #65 
        - He didn't say it was OK. nt  demosincebirth   Oct-14-11 09:17 PM   #100 
           - Giving military funding to nations that use child soldiers kinda does say it's ok with us.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 07:59 AM   #139 
              - Ok, I'll give him a check on that.  demosincebirth   Oct-15-11 01:58 PM   #176 
     - Rush loves him some LRA  War Horse   Oct-16-11 11:06 AM   #200 
  - And how is US endangered?  JJW   Oct-14-11 01:13 PM   #8 
  - We Never Let Details Like Legality, Morality, or Ownership Get in the Way  Demeter   Oct-14-11 01:22 PM   #10 
  - Another Argument  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 01:23 PM   #12 
  - I think there are a couple million suffering africans  Muskypundit   Oct-14-11 02:06 PM   #27 
  - Yup...  Rebubula   Oct-14-11 02:09 PM   #30 
     - I beg to differ.  Muskypundit   Oct-14-11 02:15 PM   #34 
     - Your Idealism is Commendable  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 02:21 PM   #36 
        - What percentage of even the defense budget do you think this costs?  Posteritatis   Oct-14-11 09:02 PM   #99 
     - Just like Bosnia, too....  LanternWaste   Oct-14-11 02:53 PM   #46 
  - OIl. The Military's life blood is in danger, silly. nt  Javaman   Oct-14-11 02:40 PM   #41 
  - Self delete. Wrong spot  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:03 AM   #140 
  - Good call.  ProgressoDem   Oct-14-11 01:22 PM   #11 
  - You do realize that Vietnam started out this way?  Harmony Blue   Oct-14-11 01:27 PM   #13 
  - yes  oldhippydude   Oct-14-11 02:12 PM   #33 
  - So did Bosnia...  LanternWaste   Oct-14-11 02:55 PM   #47 
  - Agreed  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 03:12 PM   #51 
  - This might be an appropriate comparison if the LRA was comparable to North Vietnam  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 12:42 AM   #120 
  - LOL...  Rebubula   Oct-14-11 01:27 PM   #14 
     - Just because you call it vietnam  Muskypundit   Oct-14-11 02:10 PM   #31 
     - They played the Commie card for Vietnam  era veteran   Oct-14-11 04:53 PM   #77 
  - Wahhhhh?????  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-14-11 01:31 PM   #15 
  - I hope none of those 100 US troops are gay.  Chipper Chat   Oct-14-11 01:43 PM   #18 
  - the gay thing  oldhippydude   Oct-14-11 02:00 PM   #22 
  - How would they know?  Ter   Oct-15-11 11:37 AM   #165 
  - Do We Get the Feeling  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 01:58 PM   #21 
  - I lost track -- how many wars does he have going now?  nichomachus   Oct-14-11 02:00 PM   #24 
  - Six not counting these places. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq,  EFerrari   Oct-14-11 02:06 PM   #28 
  - Speaking of Somalia  chill_wind   Oct-14-11 03:18 PM   #53 
  - Meanwhile  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 03:58 PM   #66 
  - We also still have troops in:  boppers   Oct-15-11 02:14 PM   #178 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-14-11 05:22 PM   #80 
  - War is the continuation of politics  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 05:37 PM   #81 
  - Pretty grumpy about definitions  JoeyT   Oct-14-11 06:58 PM   #82 
  - ultra lib? fool?  DisgustipatedinCA   Oct-14-11 08:09 PM   #91 
     - Besides, on the internet, anyone can be a member of the military.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:26 AM   #143 
  - We have zero wars going on. The last war was WWII which, since  24601   Oct-14-11 08:25 PM   #94 
     - For purposes of this thread, that definition is circular.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:24 AM   #142 
  - 5 million people have been killed in that region since 1998  hack89   Oct-14-11 02:01 PM   #26 
  - Probably closer to two, maybe three times that, even. (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-14-11 08:54 PM   #97 
  - About time. It's hardly our first toe in the water there.  Robb   Oct-14-11 02:10 PM   #32 
  - It's time he reaffirmed it -  Plucketeer   Oct-14-11 02:20 PM   #35 
  - Like I said from the begining, they didn't set up AFRICOM for nothing.  Arctic Dave   Oct-14-11 02:36 PM   #38 
  - +100,AFRICOM will soon spread its tentacles all over Africa, I truly fear a Nigerian war soon  stockholmer   Oct-15-11 05:03 AM   #134 
  - We've always been at war with Euro-Middle-Afra-Asia  Javaman   Oct-14-11 02:37 PM   #39 
  - New thought about this. What if this about the "missing" STA missiles missing from Libya?  Arctic Dave   Oct-14-11 02:43 PM   #42 
  - From what I hear, Lord's Resistance Army is brutal and insane. (nt)  philly_bob   Oct-14-11 03:33 PM   #58 
  - One of the single vilest organizations on this planet. (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-14-11 08:52 PM   #96 
  - WTF ? are we out of Drones already ??  russspeakeasy   Oct-14-11 03:51 PM   #63 
  - Is there any rational justification for sending more US troops to other countries? n/t  The Northerner   Oct-14-11 03:51 PM   #64 
  - Sure. The rational  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 04:02 PM   #67 
  - A unanimous House and Senate thought so  onenote   Oct-14-11 04:02 PM   #68 
  - Thanks for the Link  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 04:13 PM   #72 
  - Thanks for the link. Wonder how long until this is touted as "illegal."  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 08:17 PM   #93 
     - Do you mean "condemned" or "described" as illegal?  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:52 AM   #148 
  - Yes. To help people. To stop wholesale slaughter. So people can have a regular life.  pasto76   Oct-14-11 04:51 PM   #76 
  - The Same Reason, in fact  malthaussen   Oct-14-11 05:03 PM   #78 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-14-11 05:21 PM   #79 
     - And the Ugandan government  Harmony Blue   Oct-14-11 07:13 PM   #86 
  - I'm losing count: does this make six or seven useless, expensive wars we're in?  Vidar   Oct-14-11 04:16 PM   #74 
  - 100 troops is not a war, and saving lives is not useless.  geek tragedy   Oct-14-11 07:27 PM   #87 
     - Also a cost of 9 cents per American is not expensive.  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 12:50 AM   #123 
        - Whether money is well used or ill used has nothing to do with cost per American..  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:36 AM   #145 
  - I'll hold off on being upset about this until I see how it starts turning out.  JoeyT   Oct-14-11 07:01 PM   #83 
  - Yep. (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-14-11 08:55 PM   #98 
  - Premature ennobelation n/t  prdel   Oct-14-11 07:34 PM   #88 
  - What a waste of time  bluestateguy   Oct-14-11 07:53 PM   #89 
  - Heh, irony. I've seen far left progressives sarcastically call for action in Uganda.  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 08:15 PM   #92 
  - The pacifist left doesn't give a shit about children in Uganda.  geek tragedy   Oct-14-11 09:46 PM   #102 
     - Kind of remind me of the Tea Party in a way  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 12:39 AM   #119 
        - Ah, yes, the "left is just like the Tea Party meme. ZZZZzzzzzz.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 09:02 AM   #151 
           - On the issue of the LRA, the Tea Party is better.  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 09:38 AM   #153 
              - I wouldn't generalize too much here  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 10:29 PM   #189 
  - Way Past Time To REQUIRE REFERENDUMS  values1   Oct-14-11 10:53 PM   #107 
  - This was authorized by Congress in 2010. nt  geek tragedy   Oct-14-11 11:26 PM   #108 
  - You voted on no national referendum...no one did.  values1   Oct-14-11 11:36 PM   #109 
  - Not responsive. The poster specified why it should not be Congress's call.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:43 AM   #147 
  - My comment was meant to apply to  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 10:32 PM   #190 
  - Sounds like they'll be "Military Advisors"  In Other News   Oct-14-11 11:41 PM   #110 
  - Read up on the LRA.  geek tragedy   Oct-14-11 11:52 PM   #111 
  - wondered when the US Govt. of the People for the corps., would dip their toes ....  marasinghe   Oct-15-11 12:01 AM   #112 
  - So, you think Russ Feingold works for the corporations?  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 12:04 AM   #113 
     - get back to me when the Justice Dept. prosecutes the Bushwipes for the attack on Iraq. n/t  marasinghe   Oct-15-11 01:46 AM   #128 
     - Wow, talk about a non sequitur  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 01:58 AM   #129 
     - Please see Reply 141.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:54 AM   #149 
  - Don't you ever wish people would read articles instead of post knee-jerk reactions?  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 12:49 AM   #122 
  - The arguments have been made  Harmony Blue   Oct-15-11 08:39 AM   #146 
     - Your position of "leave the LRA alooooone" has been  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 09:35 AM   #152 
        - That is not my position  Harmony Blue   Oct-15-11 10:37 AM   #158 
  - Human Rights Watch is a fascist imperialist front!  ButterflyBlood   Oct-15-11 02:14 AM   #130 
  - And here's a link to a copy of the LETTER Obama sent to Congress (and LRA photo link)  Tx4obama   Oct-15-11 03:31 AM   #131 
  - Sometimes, I am just glad that I do not have to make the decision.  No Elephants   Oct-15-11 08:59 AM   #150 
  - This is a very bad precedent  Harmony Blue   Oct-15-11 10:40 AM   #159 
  - No, what is sad is seeing 'progressives' who do not  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 11:33 AM   #164 
     - It appears  Harmony Blue   Oct-15-11 11:38 AM   #166 
        - So your response is to leave the LRA alone. nt  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 02:44 PM   #182 
  - The LRA is pretty bad...  rayofreason   Oct-15-11 12:48 PM   #169 
  - The LRA is a shell of its former self  Harmony Blue   Oct-15-11 01:27 PM   #170 
     - Blatantly false. Please do not make stuff up  geek tragedy   Oct-15-11 02:46 PM   #183 
        - I posted links in this very thread, which is proof  Harmony Blue   Oct-15-11 11:27 PM   #191 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-15-11 11:52 PM   #194 
  - Obama is in a tough position.  clinton4life2011   Oct-15-11 01:44 PM   #174 
  - I am inclined to agree  Harmony Blue   Oct-15-11 02:33 PM   #181 
  - k  RUMMYisFROSTED   Oct-15-11 02:25 PM   # 
  - "Lords Resistance Army "  RUMMYisFROSTED   Oct-15-11 02:25 PM   #179 
  - r  RUMMYisFROSTED   Oct-15-11 02:25 PM   #180 
  - And what the hell has the United States to do  timtom   Oct-15-11 04:25 PM   #185 
  - I will answer your questions  Harmony Blue   Oct-16-11 10:37 AM   #198 
     - Thank you for answering my questions.  timtom   Oct-16-11 01:08 PM   #202 
  - LRA victim: 'I cannot forget and forgive'  War Horse   Oct-16-11 10:53 AM   #199 
  - I have no doubt that President Obama's intervention is well intended. And yes Congress did  totodeinhere   Oct-16-11 01:17 PM   #203 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-17-11 03:10 AM   #205 
 

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