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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:56 PM
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So we bomb Iraq because of WMD, but we let NK explode a bomb?
Explain that one to me. Talk about going after the wrong people. I don't know if Bush could have done anything about North Korea if we weren't in Iraq, but it certainly is a distraction. In this case it's another massive failure.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:59 PM
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1. Survey says, what really happened? I don't know and don't
believe anyone for awhile. Hey, look at that guy linked to JBRamsey who is now free. :eyes: Remember the waste of time and angst?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:03 AM
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2. Naaah, we bomb Iraq because of OIL and SAY it's because of WMD!
If North Korea has minerals or other resources we need, we'll bomb them too! Right now, they're a nice crazyass buffer state, and we just want to keep them in a box.

At least that seems to be the Monkey's foreign policy...!
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:03 AM
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3. We led them to explode a bomb in many ways.
We never should have used military force against Iraq or NK. Its precisely by using it that we increased the perceived "market value" of Military force, and thus nukes. NK just "bought in". If we had emphasized something else NK would have bought into that too.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:04 AM
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4. And we "let" NK explode a bomb? I think not.
I'm in the 'WTF" stage, but still...
I imagine the blivet is in the mix...
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:04 AM
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5. I'm not saying the US is in on it.
And I don't mean to imply that at all.
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FightingIrish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:05 AM
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6. Try this logic
Diplomacy didn't work.

We have to stop Iran.

Bombing Iran will send a message to North Korea.

The timing couldn't have been better.


I just finished "State of Denial" and I'm not going to sleep very well tonight.
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:06 AM
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7. You don't have the right equipment to understand it.
Understanding this requires a special kind of brain damage that only the backwash have. Sorry.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:07 AM
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8. Pretty weird, huh. Kind of like W sees profits rather than dangers
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 12:08 AM by Erika
Could he be a republican?
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:10 AM
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9. We have been reduced to the bluffer's role.
We cannot handle them militarily.

And they know it.

Hell, they moved the USS Pueblo all the way around the peninsula and into Pyongyang right under our nose.
Just last year.
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:12 AM
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10. Sentiment at Free Republic
Over there, they are saying, "Bomb Iran!" I don't get it.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:12 AM
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11. We can't stop NK from detonating a nuclear bomb, China can.
Well could, if they didn't sell it to them. Who knows. You just can't stop everyone from joining the Nuke club. Sad really.
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