Iraq A Stain On The America Of Old

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    The president, ambassador and generals who spoke put up the best appearance possible for the withdrawal of our warriors who were remaining there. This enormous fiasco was started by George W. Bush because he really never had gotten over Saddam Hussein trying to assassinate his father in 1993. The war of choice was funded through emergency spending measures and didn't even show up as budget deficits until Obama declared the tricks were over. The war expenses began to show up as part of the deficit in fy 2010.

    Over 1 million of America's young served in that shithole. about 4400 were killed there. About 33,000 were seriously wounded....some triple amputees. Those who suffer from PTSD number in the 100's of thousands. Most of us don't know the name of a single one of those families whose lives have been adversely affected by these lingering conditions. The unemployment figures for the vets are two points higher than for the general population. Over 100 suicides each day across this nation are directly attributile to the war in Iraq. The percentage of vets on drugs is astronomical.

    With tax rates the lowest they've been in more than 40 years and the Republican party having taken a pledge to allow no increases one thing is proven. If American society had taken the same kind of stand during the second world war we would all be goose stepping. During my 60 adult years in this country things are worse than ever before. The richest people are in control and see no reason to pay a fair share and definitely will not put on a uniform and fight. Rich people in a military uniform are about as plentiful as hen's teeth.

    Every step the Republicans take in Washington are designed for two things. Make the president look bad and protect low tax rates for corporations and the wealthy. Surely there are enough intelligent Americans to see through this. Either that or Newt Gingrich will be annointed in January 2013.
     
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    America's troops were unnecessarily burdened with what amounts to a war crime. And they have been victims of an administration, Bush's, that has grossly violated a sacred trust between the civilian government and it's military.

    It's sad that they are the only one's to pay.
     
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    You're wrong. The entire country is paying. Some estimates are that Iraq will cost will over 3 trillion.

    And the list of Republican success there is endless:

    The cost of taking care of tens of thousands of maimed Americans will be another trillion, the cost of which, Republicans will lay on Obama.

    Iraq is now a right wing theocratic Islamic government were it's stated in their constitution that all legislation is to be based on Islam.

    The female population is enslaved.

    Iraqis are able to do to their gays what right wingers want to do to them here.

    Our military is depleted.

    The Iraqis, in a burst of national pride, put up a monument to Bush. The famous "shoe" monument. The government tore it down. So much for freedom of expression.

    We have created another Iran and an enemy forever.

    Republicans were able to make the rest of the world fear and loathe us.

    In fact, during the 6 years they had total control of the government, they put into play policies that have brought down the economy, slashed our educational system, ruined our Justice Department, forced top scientists to leave government service and helped make a tiny sliver of Americans wealthy beyond their wildest dreams by making what was illegal, legal.

    When the party of "let him die" is asked to name the "good things" they've done, they say that list ARE the "good things". They don't understand why the rest of America doesn't agree.
     
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    You hyperbolic lefties have done to the term "war crimes" what you do to so many terms that used to mean something: over use them and misapply them until them become empty slogans devoid of real meaning.
     
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    War crime????
    Yes, Bush was the president at the time we went to war, but he got approval and backing from the majority of Democrats too....they ALL decided it was the right thing to do. So we need to put blame where it due, to BOTH parties. If there had been opposition to this at the time, if the Dems fought against it, and if Congress hadn't approved it, he wouldn't have done it. Not like Obama deciding on his own to get involved in Libya, now it's controlled by terrorist and are no better off then they were. Look at Egypt, also run by terrorists now and no better off. But i guess this is all ok with you.....
     
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    You know something..........you're another "Joe the Plumber." Go to the polls and vote against your own interests. Keep on thumpin' that bible.
     
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    "against your own best interests" - another liberal favorite! What it really means of course is: 'listen to ME you idiot! I know better than you what you should think and believe because I am an enlightened one - A LIBERAL!!'

    Pure bullshit from the far left


    And, where did I mention the Bible, spammmer?
     
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    Well, now that Iraq's over, that leaves nine global conflicts the warmongering "Chickenhawk In Chief" has our men and women committed to.

    Where is he, by the way? Golfing again?
     
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    Speaking of stains.....
     

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