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Phrogman Donating Member (940 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 12:38 AM
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Excellent map of U.S. military facilities in Iraq
Courtesy Stars and Stripes. Might as well see what your money has been spent on.

http://www.stripes.com/standing/iraqmap.pdf

Look at this, holy cow. There was never a plan to leave this country.


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Phrogman Donating Member (940 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 12:45 AM
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1. Check the side notes....
Median age of Iraqi population is 19

Percentage of people over 60 - 3%

"This map indicates only a PORTION of the US bases in Iraq"
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 01:19 AM
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3. How sure were you that you knew it all at 19 years old?
Another reason for the stupidity.
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Phrogman Donating Member (940 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 02:17 AM
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5. Thats the age the US military likes em at.
e0m
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Knurled99 Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 12:57 AM
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2. This map is incomplete
There are major bases not listed there.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 02:11 AM
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4. I was wondering if Stars & Stripes would 'bare it all'
But then, there were the "be afraid" disclosures of nukey information before...
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 06:04 PM
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20. "This map locates only a portion of the U.S. bases in Irag" -- on right of map nt
Edited on Sat Dec-02-06 06:05 PM by eppur_se_muova
What's their idea of "a portion"? 75%? 50%? 10%?
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 02:22 AM
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6. its nice they namd a base "camp twin towers"
that'll remind saddam what a mistake it was to do 911 on us.
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Phrogman Donating Member (940 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 02:52 AM
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7. Jesus, you're right, thats bad.
thats despicable.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 07:22 AM
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11. They do everything they can.....
to keep fresh in the minds of our soldiers the horror of 9-11-2001, even though Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with it. It gives the soldiers that vengeful, "kill all ragheads", edge they need to bury the last remaining iota of empathy within them and to turn them into finely tuned killing machines with no conscience . The psychological aspects of controlling a soldier are more important than their physical training. It's a shame, but that's the way it has to be. That's why we have so many ex-servicemen and women with emotional problems. They just can't turn that off, it's ingrained within their minds and will be, with varying degrees, forever.
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 05:03 AM
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8. all built by halliburton...
these arent insignificant bases either....

Your tax dollars at work...

We aint leavin for a long time...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 05:05 AM
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9. Or the Iranians
will love all the new bases we built for them, when we finally leave.

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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 07:49 AM
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12. They don't care whether we leave or stay the money has been spent
The money to rebuild Iraq has been given to Halliburton and they built military bases with a portion of it. Do you think Halliburton cares what happens to those bases now? Do you think Dick Cheney cares? The money is in his and his friend's pockets now and the American people are much poorer for it. They are laughing all the way to the bank and hoping they can blow up some other "cakewalk" and then spend another half trillion dollars "rebuilding"..Iraq still has no power or hospitals or schools but we have a whole bunch of shiny new bases over there..Some of that money is bound to "trickle down" to the Iraqis though. Our troops need hooch maids and waiters and other servants which they can pay $.25 and hour.
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 09:46 AM
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14. it's a mighty small trickle...
Haliburton has outsourced hooch maids and waiters and servants to Third World Countries like Pakistan, Phillipines and Nepal. Those people get no protection. They hop in a van and takes their chances.
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 09:56 AM
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16. some are existing iraqi bases or airfields
we havent built all those bases
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 07:05 AM
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10. "Camp Bushmaster"?
:eyes: He couldn't have, he wouldn't have. Would he? :shrug:
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 08:05 AM
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13. I guess he did. WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF
No class, piece of shits
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 09:53 AM
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15. Also winning hearts/minds over at "Camp Slayer" nt
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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 10:13 AM
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17. Isn't 'Bushmaster' a brand of rifle?
I think that was the brand of choice for the DC Sniper...

Note 'Camp Speicher' - named after the airman from Gulf War I that they swore was still alive before invading Iraq.

Guess he's either dead or guarding Saddam's WMD - because we never found him, either.

- as
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 10:16 AM
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19. It's also a venomous snake
Edited on Sat Dec-02-06 10:17 AM by shadowknows69
n/t
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 10:16 AM
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18. Permanent US Bases in Iraq are Immoral
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0419-29.htm

Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 by Minuteman Media
Permanent US Bases in Iraq are Immoral
by Adil E. Shamoo

Last February, former President Jimmy Carter said on the Larry King show, Some of our top leaders never intend to withdraw military forces from Iraq and they are looking for ten, 20, 50 years. He continued, I have never heard our leaders say that ten years from now there will be no military bases of the United States in Iraq.

President Carters understanding is true. President George W. Bush announced at a recent press conference that he fully expects U.S. troops to be in Iraq for the duration of his presidency while leaving the issue of a permanent presence to a future president.

In the meantime, the United States is preparing for the long haul. The Pentagon has already spent $1 billion or more on the nearly 100 bases strewn across Iraq and the president's latest funding request for the Iraq War included $348 million for further base construction.

Some of the bases resemble mini-cities. For example, Camp Anaconda occupies 15 square miles and has amenities such as swimming pools, a gym, a miniature-golf course, and a movie theater.

Given the daily turmoil in Iraq, the American people should question both the morality and the policy implications of what this sort of U.S. military presence brings.

The current objective, as pronounced by the president in a public relations blitz over the past three months, is to bring freedom and democracy to Iraq. The president argues that this in turn will bring prosperity to the people as well as peace toward its neighbors and toward the West and to the United States in particular.

....

But these twin goals can not be achieved with a permanent American military presence. The people have no true freedom of choice because of the veto powers of the United States They have no mastery over their economy due to U.S.-imposed laws. And U.S. involvement in Iraqi politics has disrupted the formation of a government. Paradoxically, a permanent presence hinders the development of the very institutions needed to make Iraq a stable country.





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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 06:06 PM
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21. Well, clearly, Western Iraq is under control
:eyes:
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