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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 03:58 PM
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50. Permanent bases in Iraq is a very, very bad idea. The Middle East is not Europe or Korea.
THAT is the point. NO PERMANENT BASES was a rallying cry from John Kerry in 2004, and it has been the Democratic position ever since. We do not want permanent bases. We did that in Saudi Arabia, another holy land (Iraq has many Shi'ia holy lands), and the direct result was 9/11.


Oh, and ask the British how their occupation of Iraq went? And they supposedly had defeated the insurgency, yet still got high tailed out of there.
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  -Well, while I'm enjoying the McCain "Not too important" coverage, I do have to say... HardWorkingDem  Jun-12-08 01:08 AM   #0 
  - Read The Political Brain.  NYC   Jun-12-08 01:12 AM   #1 
  - I think quotes about war that one has voted for and appears to want to stay in forever  FrenchieCat   Jun-12-08 01:13 AM   #2 
  - I don't see why you say that.  dkf   Jun-12-08 01:14 AM   #3 
  - Hey, all I can think of are those three words. Not. Too. Important.  calimary   Jun-12-08 01:40 AM   #4 
  - I would have to disagree that this is a "misstatement" from McCain.  quiet.american   Jun-12-08 02:15 AM   #5 
  - Yep. It was totally out of context. So was 100 years. So what?  Occam Bandage   Jun-12-08 02:22 AM   #6 
  - Then don't whine and moan when..  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 09:55 AM   #28 
     - Republicans reserve the right to do that. I reserve the right to fight that, just as they  Occam Bandage   Jun-12-08 10:01 AM   #29 
        - Like I said....  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 10:41 AM   #38 
           - We're discussing Iraq. You don't believe Iraq is important?  Occam Bandage   Jun-12-08 11:02 AM   #40 
              - No, what I'm saying is...  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 12:28 PM   #43 
  - The "context" itself is horseshit.  A-Schwarzenegger   Jun-12-08 02:24 AM   #7 
  - I agree but  4themind   Jun-12-08 02:40 AM   #8 
  - HE ANSWERED TOO GLIBBLY  27inCali   Jun-12-08 02:57 AM   #9 
  - yep  NatBurner   Jun-12-08 07:26 AM   #15 
  - Agreed  Sherman A1   Jun-12-08 03:57 AM   #10 
  - I disagree - it wasn't taken out of context.  Vinca   Jun-12-08 05:41 AM   #11 
  - You're right and I would add the question what would be  chieftain   Jun-12-08 09:27 AM   #22 
  - What he was trying to say was.....  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 09:48 AM   #25 
  - The premise of the thought is we should be there anyway and we shouldn't that's ANOTHER reasons even  uponit7771   Jun-12-08 10:21 AM   #35 
  - McCain could use your spinning skills!  A-Schwarzenegger   Jun-12-08 10:53 AM   #39 
     - Yeah, and I'll be standing by to see how you squirm...  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 12:29 PM   #44 
        - I'm watching you squirm right now trying to sell McCain's war statements as "verbal missteps".  A-Schwarzenegger   Jun-12-08 03:39 PM   #47 
  - EXCELLENT EXAMPLE!! Should send this to Obama campaign as a counter point really  uponit7771   Jun-12-08 10:19 AM   #34 
  - And with all of his  JustAnotherGen   Jun-12-08 05:51 AM   #12 
  - The war is about blood and treasure, not just blood  hokies4ever   Jun-12-08 06:01 AM   #13 
  - In fact has said the same thing in different ways before.  enough   Jun-12-08 07:22 AM   #14 
  - While media are still reacting to the resignation of the vetter, Jim Johnson ...  TexasObserver   Jun-12-08 07:34 AM   #16 
  - It's a taste of their own damn medicine.  Alter Ego   Jun-12-08 07:39 AM   #17 
  - I agree it is, but....  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 09:53 AM   #27 
  - Susan Rice just used the quote against McCain in its proper context (Morning Joe).  onetwo   Jun-12-08 07:40 AM   #18 
  - I disagree. It was a comment that indicated his true beliefs.  sparosnare   Jun-12-08 08:13 AM   #19 
  - This is the 3 or 4th time I've heard him talk about keeping the troops in Iraq also.  uponit7771   Jun-12-08 10:12 AM   #32 
     - And each time, under what context?  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 10:38 AM   #37 
        - Other side of WHAT equation?  sparosnare   Jun-12-08 11:12 AM   #41 
        - What is it with people here?  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 12:34 PM   #45 
        - Permanent bases in Iraq is a very, very bad idea. The Middle East is not Europe or Korea.  beachmom   Jun-12-08 03:58 PM   #50 
  - He got off his talking point and spoke his real feelings on the matter.  blondeatlast   Jun-12-08 08:21 AM   #20 
  - The "not too important" comment is fair game....  cricket08   Jun-12-08 08:24 AM   #21 
  - Wrong-o. Whether we keep thousands of troops stationed in the heart of  wienerdoggie   Jun-12-08 09:37 AM   #23 
  - RIGHT!! Iraq is NOT Germany!! Germans WANTED Americans there Iraqis DON'T!!  uponit7771   Jun-12-08 10:11 AM   #31 
  - I agree and further, the comment opened him up to the real discussion, do we want bases in Iraq?  Hamlette   Jun-12-08 09:45 AM   #24 
  - Exactly! And this would be an even more valid issue and possibly more damaging one because...  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 09:51 AM   #26 
  - It's NOT a gotcha! He's said this more than once about the troops staying in Iraq as long as  uponit7771   Jun-12-08 10:18 AM   #33 
     - My issue though is....  HardWorkingDem   Jun-12-08 10:34 AM   #36 
  - I sKrongly and respectfully disagree, bottom line he was saying it wasn't important that they stay  uponit7771   Jun-12-08 10:09 AM   #30 
  - This is why we can't win elections (sigh). We MUST win this year  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jun-12-08 11:13 AM   #42 
  - Not true. This war was NEVER sold as establishing a permanent presence in Iraq  abernste   Jun-12-08 12:39 PM   #46 
  - actually I do not think it was. It is another glib statement from him about this war  TheDonkey   Jun-12-08 03:45 PM   #48 
  - It wasn't a gaffe. He was telling the truth. It is "not too important"  beachmom   Jun-12-08 03:52 PM   #49 
  - What out of context...?  DearAbby   Jun-12-08 05:43 PM   #51 

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