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#21 vbnautilus

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:58 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 9:07 AM, said:

If this had been McCain the headline would have been: In first 3 days in office McCain's approval rating still hanging around 60%
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:08 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 10:35 AM, said:

WinnersIran
I'm sure they're just giddy to have the US military right next door.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 11:35 AM, said:

Yup, Al Queda got everything they wanted when the US invaded Iraq. To pretend that isn't true would be disingenuous.If you want to do a scorecard on the US invasion of Iraq.WinnersThe KurdsIranAl Queda and Muslim extremists everywhereLosersSaddamMost of the people of IraqThe US
Please explain your position further on how most of the people of Iraq have lost

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:56 AM

View Post85suited, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 10:26 AM, said:

Please explain your position further on how most of the people of Iraq have lost
Well about a hundred thousand Iraqi civilians have lost their lives. So certainly those people and their families have lost. Whether the surviving ones will be better off as a result of this war remains to be seen, but it certainly wasn't their choice to make that sacrifice. http://www.iraqbodycount.org/

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:09 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 9:35 AM, said:

Yup, Al Queda got everything they wanted when the US invaded Iraq. To pretend that isn't true would be disingenuous.If you want to do a scorecard on the US invasion of Iraq.WinnersThe KurdsIranAl Queda and Muslim extremists everywhereLosersSaddamMost of the people of IraqThe US
I guess you score points for things that I don't
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:12 AM

View Postvbnautilus, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 10:56 AM, said:

Well about a hundred thousand Iraqi civilians have lost their lives. So certainly those people and their families have lost. Whether the surviving ones will be better off as a result of this war remains to be seen, but it certainly wasn't their choice to make that sacrifice. http://www.iraqbodycount.org/
And most of them were killed by Al Qeda in attempts to disrupt the progress being made in Iraq.I am lost as to why this is on the US to be responsible for the evil of Al Qeda?Oh, if we weren't there they would not blow up people in Iraq, just Israel and the US. Oh now I get it.The only thing evil needs to flourish is for good men to stand around and do nothing
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 11:12 AM, said:

And most of them were killed by Al Qeda in attempts to disrupt the progress being made in Iraq.I am lost as to why this is on the US to be responsible for the evil of Al Qeda?Oh, if we weren't there they would not blow up people in Iraq, just Israel and the US. Oh now I get it.The only thing evil needs to flourish is for good men to stand around and do nothing
We did kinda remove the government that was keeping things under control, so I even if we think the invasion was a good thing I don't see how we can say the US isn't somewhat responsible for what's going on there.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Saturday, January 24th, 2009, 12:31 PM, said:

I hope it happens, but even if Obama was able to reduce the number of abortions down to only 2,000 a day, it would be a huge thing since now we have 3,700 people a day who can't understand the complex directions on a box of trojans and end up with an unwanted pregnancy.
You conservatives are so transparent. It's pretty obvious that you could care less about abortions. The problem lies in the fact that if abortions continue to rise you will have less and less people to badger on the interwebs. Duh
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:21 PM

Debunking The Iraq Body Count Mythhttp://recoveringcyn...count-myth.htmlone thing you won’t find on Iraq Body Count is the number of lives saved by the coalition. Using the same methodology as Iraq Body Count, Peter Robinson at NRO notes:UNICEF’s estimate that before the war 36,000 Iraqis died each year for want of food and medicine, one reader notes, fails to take into account the hundreds, and perhaps thousands, whom Saddam killed intentionallyThe Iraqi's have seen the elimination of one of the world’s worst regimes, write a constitution and hold three national elections. The percentage of Iraqis who turned out to vote in the referendum on a new constitution was higher than that for the presidential election contest in AmericaHussein's regime killed, tortured, raped and terrorized the Iraqi people and its neighbors for over two decades.Hundreds of thousands of people died as a result of Saddam's actions.Saddam had approximately 40 of his own relatives murdered.1980-88: Iran-Iraq war left 150,000 to 340,000 Iraqis and 450,000 to 730,000 Iranians dead.1983-1988: Documented chemical attacks by Iraqi regime caused some 30,000 Iraqi and Iranian deaths.1988: Chemical attack on Kurdish village of Halabja killed approximately 5,000 people.1987-1988: Iraqi regime used chemical agents in attacks against at least 40 Kurdish villages.1990-91: 1,000 Kuwaitis were killed in Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.1991: Bloody suppression of Kurdish and Shi'a uprisings in northern and southern Iraq killed at least 30,000 to 60,000. At least 2,000 Kurdish villages were destroyed during the campaign of terror.2001: Amnesty International report: "Victims of torture in Iraq are subjected to a wide range of forms of torture, including the gouging out of eyes, severe beatings and electric shocks... some victims have died as a result and many have been left with permanent physical and psychological damage."Human Rights Watch: Saddam's 1987-1988 campaign of terror against the Kurds killed at least 50,000 and possibly as many as 100,000 Kurds.Refugees International: "Oppressive government policies have led to the internal displacement of 900,000 Iraqis."Iraq's 13 million Shiite Muslims, the majority of Iraq's population of approximately 22 million, faced severe restrictions on their religious practice.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:46 PM

View Postvbnautilus, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 11:23 AM, said:

We did kinda remove the government that was keeping things under control, so I even if we think the invasion was a good thing I don't see how we can say the US isn't somewhat responsible for what's going on there.
Stalin had good control over his people too. As did Mao.I guess as long as people live, their freedom is secondary?
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:51 PM

Under the UN sactions between gulf war 1 and 2 an estimated 500,000 Iraqis children died from starvation.To which Madeline Albright, Clinton's Secretary of State said this:"I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it."LinkSo 500,000 died under Sadam during Clinton100,000 died after Saddam during BushAfter Clinton, the future was more of the sameAfter Bush the future is freedomI guess my scorecard must be a misprint, or else you lefties are screwy
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:03 PM

So BG, you are starting your picket to invade Sudan, Congo, etc. in 5, 4, 3, 2Oh yeah, you are just defending a decision by your party of choice. How about a little proactivity? If those were the real reasons for invading Iraq I don't see why we couldn't have used them. Instead we lied through our teeth and then had to dig up these numbers to justify it.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:06 PM

View PostBigLebowski, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 4:03 PM, said:

So BG, you are starting your picket to invade Sudan, Congo, etc. in 5, 4, 3, 2Oh yeah, you are just defending a decision by your party of choice. How about a little proactivity? If those were the real reasons for invading Iraq I don't see why we couldn't have used them. Instead we lied through our teeth and then had to dig up these numbers to justify it.
No, we invaded Iraq because they have oil, and were run by a guy who had used WMDs in the past, was trying to get more, and was paying terrorist's families who killed jews at bus stopsNo oil though, and we probably just carpet bomb them.And should their oil run out anytime soon, we will border their country, and let them kill each other all day while the UN talks about it.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:00 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 12:46 PM, said:

Stalin had good control over his people too. As did Mao.I guess as long as people live, their freedom is secondary?
That's an interesting question -- but is it up to us to decide that for everyone?

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:11 PM

View Postvbnautilus, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 10:00 PM, said:

That's an interesting question -- but is it up to us to decide that for everyone?
Nope, only countries that sell something that is vital to the stability of commerce and trade
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:05 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 11:11 PM, said:

Nope, only countries that sell something that is vital to the stability of commerce and trade
ok... we germans build the best cars in the world. if we stop selling them, you want to invade germany?Posted Image
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:01 AM

View PostAvaron, on Monday, January 26th, 2009, 9:05 AM, said:

ok... we germans build the best cars in the world. if we stop selling them, you want to invade germany?Posted Image
No. If you stop making them, you are of no use to us and we won't protect you.Well, you still have beer and sausage......so we will still protect you, but we won't try as hard.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:19 AM

View PostAvaron, on Monday, January 26th, 2009, 9:05 AM, said:

ok... we germans build the best cars in the world. if we stop selling them, you want to invade germany?Posted Image
I got to say you Germans do make fine automobiles.But I drive Fords.Because BMWs are for teh gheysPlus you will continue to make and sell equipment to produce chemical and biological warfare. Even though we don't do that sort of thing, it's nice to know that we can get a supplier if we need one.Do the world a favor though and stop selling them to terrorist states hmmm?
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:18 AM

Well, saying that Bush gave the people what they "wanted" by going into Iraq doesn't mean it's a good thing. Let me put it this way: My gf has food and weight issues. Is giving her that piece of fudge cake she "wants" the best option? No. Sometimes, she'll get it, though, because the runoff of having to deal with not giving a vocal MINORITY what they want can be a real fckn problem. Besides, Blackwater and Halliburton et al needed to get those security and construction contracts going. What better place to be making money in contruction than a place where they blow shit up almost every day.**** Bush. Worst ****ing president ever. 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Posted 26 January 2009 - 02:35 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on Monday, January 26th, 2009, 10:19 AM, said:

I got to say you Germans do make fine automobiles.But I drive Fords.Because BMWs are for teh gheysPlus you will continue to make and sell equipment to produce chemical and biological warfare. Even though we don't do that sort of thing, it's nice to know that we can get a supplier if we need one.Do the world a favor though and stop selling them to terrorist states hmmm?
your really believe that? everyone does. selling hightech devises everywhere around the world. of course, they can be used for bad things, like almost everything.ok, we stop trading on the "free world market" as soon as you stop to support guys like bin laden and saddam who will turn into problems in the future. deal?

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definition please. as far as i know, there are no officiall "terrorist states" existing.

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