Rick Perry: I'd Send U.S. Troops Back To Iraq

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    Really fucked up. He just ended his run for the presidency for saying that...The American people want our troops out of the middle east!
     
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    I wouldn't mind having a beer or doing some hunting with Perry, but I wouldn't want him organizing a one-car parade for me.
     
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    Why do neo-cons want ideologue fuckwits to lead the free world?

    Just axing...
     
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    Really? You'd go hunting with Perry?

    Perry is even worse than Cheney!
     
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    That's an excellent question. I have no idea... unless... it's how they perceive intelligence...

    "Hey, he thinks like me. He must be smart."
     
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    Perry is an idiot. We were in Iraq way to long.

    If we invade any country it needs to be Iran just long enough for regime change. No more nation building.

    Obama missed the perfect opportunity to deal with Iran. He failed to back the Persian Spring Rebellion in Iran. That was Obama's biggest mistake to date.
     
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    We pull out of Iraq and the country starts to go into chaos. The original pull out envisioned a troop presence for a long time, much as we still have bases in South Korea. Obama fucked up by failing to secure this. Perry is right, as usual.
     
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    I think the chaos is a pretty good example of why we need to get out of Iraq. Rather than take up the opportunity to better their lot in life, these people have reverted to their centuries old customs and beliefs. The Shiites hate the Sunnis, the Sunnis hate the Shiites, and everybody hates the Kurds. This will never change no matter how long the US or any other country has a presence in Iraq. We've shed enough of our blood. We need to get the hell out of Iraq.

    I feel the same way about getting our troops out of Afghanistan. We've got governments or leaders "backing us up" ... that we can't trust. The US never took a lesson from the Russians' invasion of Afghanistan. How long did that last before the Russians pulled out - ten years? And who armed the Taliban and others? And who are the Taliban pointing those arms at today? We need to get our troops out of there and let these people massacre themselves.

    I agree that South Korea should still be secured. North Korea is still a huge threat in that area all these years after the Korean War.

    Having a presence in any country whose people try hard to get themselves and their country peaceful and productive is one thing. Having a presence in countries where governments and people are never going to continue to do nothing is quite another.
     
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