67 Years! Now That's A Quagmire...

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    Did I hear there are still troops in Germany and Japan? Bosnia? :confused:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070206/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_o_connor

     
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    Funny, I thought I'd hear from some of the quagmire folks. I guess the inconvenient reality just doesn't fit their agenda?
     
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    "Did I hear there are still troops in Germany and Japan? Bosnia?"


    LOL!!!!!!! And how many have died lately from IED and suicide bombers in those countries. I usually respect your opinion but this analogy is just BAD.
     
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    Not really. Consider where they were 4 years out. Even 10 years out. Btw, thanks for that backhanded compliment. ;)
     
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    Well, if we are going to count non combat related wounded in Iraq, should we not be doing the same for Japan, Germany, and any other country where troops are deployed. I wonder what the casualty count for US forces in Germany is now; especially since it's been "mission accomplished" for decades over there!
     
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    C'mon. Comparing peaceful countries like Japan and Germany to a cuagmire like Iraq is simply dishonest. World war II is past tense. Iraq is present.
     
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    Not so past, as the O'Connor appointment shows. Not to mention all the deportations in the past 50 years. The real dishonesty is saying that Iraq is unwinnable because of the problems. I'm not saying it is, just that time is being used unfairly.
     
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    Thats ignorant of the facts. Germany and Japan 3 years after their surrender were far worse insurgencies than Iraq is today. Modern protective and recon equipment was not available to allied soldiers back then. Many casualties occured then. Germany and Japan today are indeed peaceful countries but if the situations following WW2 had occurred today, the modern media would have done the same thing that they are doing with Iraq.
     
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    Big difference. Iraq DID NOT ATTACK us and was NO THREAT.

    Japan did attack us, Germany declared war on us shortly afterwards.
     
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    What happened to this?

     

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