The Cost of Toppling: Khaddafi vs. Saddam

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    Under the Obama Administration the cost of toppling Khaddafi was...
    • $1.1 Billion USD for Military Operation to Date
      [*]0 U.S. Troop Fatalities
    Source: Administration Officials and NBC News

    Under the Bush Administration the cost of toppling Saddam was...
    • $805.5 Billion in Military Operation to Date
      [*]4,481 U.S. Troop Fatalities
    Source: Brookings/Congressional Research Service

    Uhm, yeah, not only was Herr Bush n Doktor Cheney reckless, spending like DRUNKEN sailers, but they were DANGEROUS to national security.

    Utter, total and complete lack of leadership under those 2 morons.

    The facts continues to bear this out time and time again.
     
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    Ummmm, I hope I'm not stating the obvious...but....Libya was a NATO operation. Sooooo
    The overall cost is probably the same (for the same time period) and seeing's how we support NATO with boatloads of cash we are probably about the same amount. But that would be like, you know, honest and all that shit.
     
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    As if the two are Relative. See we actually were responsible enough to attempt to control the out come of our Actions in Iraq. In Libya we have just killed the leader and have no idea what so ever who will now take over, and almost no control at all over it. We could have just killed Saddam, But we didn't because we knew there was a big chance the powers that took over in his absence would be worse than he was.
     
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    Ahh now we know why the right wingers did not like our involvement in Libya. Did not cost enough.
     
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    oy... a bargain... take a dozen ;)
     
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    You used to have good posts that actually said something relevant and made good sense.

    What the hell happened to you?
     
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    I don't think so.
     
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    An election is coming up next year and he's still smarting from the last one.
     
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    well, this thread certainly confirms what some of us thought, so the consideration is cost? I see, ok then, yup Libya was a bargain compared to iraq, great:rolleyes:.
     
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    Exaclty, Obama had a better POLICY. One that ensured we WOULDN'T be on the hook for 800 and something BILLION dollars.

    Thanks for highlighting that point for me.

    :up:
     

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