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Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:12 PM

 

"Defense secretary: US to begin ‘direct action on the ground’ in Iraq, Syria"

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"Defense Secretary Ash Carter today revealed that the U.S. will openly begin “direct action on the ground” against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria." - http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/defense-secretary-us-begin-direct-action-the-ground-iraq-syria

Most asinine thing I've heard this week. Not only can we "not win it" as GWB ,Glorious Leader and founding CEO of The War on Terror, inc., told us. BUT WE CAN'T AFFORD IT.

Now just one of you war hawks step up and tell me where this money is gonna come from..... And then volunteer to go fight.


Here is the cost of the war, in case you forgot:

Over 370,000 people have died due to direct war violence, and many more indirectly
210,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting at the hands of all parties to the conflict
7.6 million — the number of war refugees and displaced persons
The US federal price tag for the Iraq war is about 4.4 trillion dollars
The wars have been accompanied by violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad
The wars did not result in inclusive, transparent, and democratic governments in Iraq or Afghanistan


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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:17 PM

1. Did you read the whole article or just the headline from 2 days ago?

As has always been American policy:

"In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services committee on Tuesday, Carter said “we won’t hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL…or conducting such mission directly, whether by strikes from the air or direct action on the ground.”

But the media needs their "buzz".

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:27 PM

3. Christ mate, read between the lines, we've been in mission creep since we pulled out.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:18 PM

2. one famous american has comfortable shoes that are not much worn. nt

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:36 PM

4. When I read your title I thought of that Vietnam protest

song about being up to your neck in a muddy bog. Or something like that. Can't exactly remember it.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:58 PM

5. "Maybe you're still walking, you're still talking, You'd like to keep your health, But every time...

 

... I read the papers
That old feeling comes on
We're -- waist deep in the Big Muddy
And the big fool says to push on"

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:01 PM

6. Thank you. Haven't heard it in years. I guess you know how

I feel about the wars in the ME.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:15 PM

7. War then. War now. War forever.

 

It's the imperialist way. Profits trump peace, now and forever. A-fucking-men.

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