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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 01:54 AM
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8. The thing is, Iran is a totally different entity entirely.
It's much larger, three times as populous, and life is much cheaper in this part of the world. The only reason that Saddam survived the Iran-Iraq war in the '80s was with the help of allies, meaning the U.S. The Iranians just kept coming, in wave after wave, with the "Keys to the Kingdom" around their necks. They really believe that death is the entrance to a better life. I got this from a friend who's originally from the Middle East. If Bush* didn't know the difference between the various factions in Iraq, I doubt that he had the slightest notion about this. How many Americans still don't know the difference between Iraq and Iran? *sigh* :( :hi:
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  -U.S. to pull 2 combat brigades out of Europe Rhiannon12866  Jan-13-12 06:36 AM   #0 
  - How many soldiers do we currently have in Europe? The article doesn't say.  Lasher   Jan-13-12 10:07 AM   #1 
  - a good start  bowens43   Jan-13-12 05:58 PM   #3 
  - Agree...the article was confusing without enough detail.  KoKo   Jan-14-12 10:31 AM   #6 
     - I don't believe anything the Pentagon says about defense spending reductions.  Lasher   Jan-14-12 01:21 PM   #7 
  - Germany and Japan have not threatened us in quite some time. Perhaps we can finally withdraw from  No Elephants   Jan-13-12 12:12 PM   #2 
     - Maybe they'll be withdrawn to Iran, the next stop on the neocons' freedom tour.  Lasher   Jan-13-12 09:34 PM   #4 
        - Victory? I thought we were not at war with Iraq, once we got Saddam.  No Elephants   Jan-13-12 10:00 PM   #5 
        - The thing is, Iran is a totally different entity entirely.  Rhiannon12866   Jan-15-12 01:54 AM   #8 
           - U.S. troops quietly surge into Middle East  Lasher   Jan-15-12 09:34 PM   #9 
              - Wow! Excellent catch!  Rhiannon12866   Jan-15-12 10:32 PM   #10 
                 - Thank you.  Lasher   Jan-15-12 10:38 PM   #11 
                    - That can't be much of a coincidence.  Rhiannon12866   Jan-16-12 05:08 AM   #12 
                       - It can't be because an old worn out hick from WV is a better journalist.  Lasher   Jan-16-12 08:48 AM   #13 
                          - I agree that we aren't getting the real news  Rhiannon12866   Jan-17-12 04:42 AM   #14 

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