Will There Be A Repeat of History in Iraq?

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    The Dead Speak
    By Paul Greenberg, Townhall
    April 9, 2008

    There are some names in the obituary columns that say more than the voices of the living.

    Such is the name of Dith Pran, who died in New Brunswick, N.J., last Sunday at the age of 65. He was the Cambodian photographer who somehow survived the collection of killing fields that his country became after the Americans abandoned it. And who somehow made his way to the United States to tell the world about it.

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    There will be a repeat of history in Iraq if Hillary and Obama have their way. They will cut and run just like Billy did from Somalia and leave a bigger mess then before.
     
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    Cut and run. Good sound bite.

    Let's just stay and diddle like you want.

    It was a fuck up to go there. How long do you perpetuate a mistake before you are making more mistakes?

    Yeah, let's just keep getting our troops killed. Then every six months or so, Petraeus and Crocker can say that they aren't sure when we will win or what constitutes winning, but there will be a terrible mess if we leave.

    When Petraeus uses the dead soldiers he has brokered to run for Senate, will that make any difference? He is one of the perfumed princes that Colonel Hackworth wrote so much about. Fuck the troops full speed ahead on my career.

    Fucking losers playing the patriotic pandering game, and you just go along lock step and curse out anyone who dares to disagree.
     
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    Col Hackworth wouldn't support leaving without finishing the job so quit quoting him. I thought Marines were taught to stay until the job was finished? By your reasoning, the USMC should have given up at Chosin, Pusan, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and every other place it got too tough and people died.

    What kind of candy ass Marine are you?
     
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    You just described yourself to a "t".
     
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    This is an example of the type of thinking that eventually resulted in the killing fields of Cambodia. What do you think will happen in Iraq if the Democrats force the withdrawal of U.S. troops?
     
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    My guess is that the libs don't care what happens in Iraq, just like they didn't care what happened to the Vietnamese after we left or to the Somalis after we left. If it doesn't involve them being in power, they don't care.
     
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    So we stay and fight? Finish the job? Even though there is no definate number of Iraqi civilians killed during operation Iraqi freedom, the consensus is that number is hundreds of thousands. No biggie right, except of course the growing hundreds of thousands of enemies we make as that civilian death count racks up. Fathers that have lost their sons, sons that have lost their fathers etc etc....... their hatred, resentment and hostility will keep spreading. This is just going to turn out to be a 10+ year war whether we like it or not.

    We are at a point where running from it will occomplish nothing and staying and fighting, well, is accomplishing nothing.
     
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    Those Iraqis that are enjoying their freedom now might disagree with you on us accomplishing nothing. And the consensus is that the hundreds of thousands number is BS, some think tank extrapolated the number based on data from 10 years ago. True numbers are a lot lower.
     
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    Yeah, you conservatives are the only real patriots and heroes. What a fucking joke. They can't even define what the fuck victory would be, so I guess we just stay forever.

    I love the strength of your argument. If someone doesn't agree with you thery are a candy ass.

    I would tell you to kiss my candy ass, but you being from swamp..........:eusa_whistle:
     

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