22 Billion lost? Was it worth it?

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    No point in whining about what might have been. They might have saved billions in debt by not getting the games.

    As to whether or not it was "worth it" to "get back at Obama," I suggest you ask the IOC since they're the ones who made the fucking decision.
     
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    How many $ Billions have been spent on the war in Iraq? And how many young lives have been lost or damaged beyond repair in the war on terror? Ask yourself, can a nation ever defeat a noun?
    The policies of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld - and the neoconservative ideology - has been a disaster. A thinking person must ask, is the world fed up with cowboy diplomacy, and is the IOC a microcosim of the worlds disgust and distrust of us?
     
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    If Chicago would have won the hosting of the 2016 Olympics would you be asking if it was worth it to get "back" at Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by not letting Rio de Janeiro host it? Or are you just stupid?
     
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    Obama cost us another $22Billion...terrific
     
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    Took only two posts to get to blaming BOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!

    As the Marxist moonbat tragicomedy marches on...... :lol:

    Besides that, "terrorism" is a nominalization, not a noun.
     
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    It's the IOC's job to politicize sports, just ask Jimmy Carter.
     
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    Rhetorical question
     
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    What are you smoking?
    FIrst off, the US didnt "lose" $22B. It was never ours to begin with. Second, I'd like to see something in the real world that suggests that Olympics bring in $22B. If that were the case Atlanta should be swimming in money.
    How much did CHicago spend to get the Olympics? That was truly lost money.
    Finally, who is "getting back" at Obama? Was that really the rationale for the decision? If so it doesn't say much about Obama's standing in the international community, that they would throw over Chicago's bid just to get back at him.
     
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    Booooooooooooooosh! WE hates it my precious! He stole the election and he stole the Olympicssssssssss we hates him foreverrrrr!

    Dems sounds like Gollum, but on a bad day
     
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