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post #81 of 444
Look I found that debating you is a disaster. So I figured I would agree with you and compliment you.

Can't win with you, can I.
post #82 of 444
once again, sorry.......
post #83 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by NaplesX
Look I found that debating you is a disaster. So I figured I would agree with you and compliment you.

Can't win with you, can I.

That's as hollow as the last statement. The reason you find debating with me is a disaster is that I will call you on your lack of logic, spin doctoring, and smoke and mirrors everytime.
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post #84 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by jimmac
That's as hollow as the last statement. The reason you find debating with me is a disaster is that I will call you on your lack of logic, spin doctoring, and smoke and mirrors everytime.

Yes I understand that. I am sorry for wasting our time on this matter that you are obviously more educated in. I will not attempt to debate you on the subject again.

Please accept my apologies.

Good day to you.
post #85 of 444
I keep forgetting...
post #86 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by NaplesX
Yes I understand that. I am sorry for wasting our time on this matter that you are obviously more educated in. I will not attempt to debate you on the subject again.

Please accept my apologies.

Good day to you.


Sorry but that won't work either. I've never said I was more educated than you. I've just lived longer and have come to know when something doesn't wash.

Given that there are many people here younger than me that can see this it's a wonder you don't.
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post #87 of 444
You're still here. Which makes me think that you just like doing this for reasons that have nothing to do with the subject at hand. Am I right?

I think so.


And therefore not to be taken seriously in the future.
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post #88 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by jimmac
Sorry but that won't work either. I've never said I was more educated than you. I've just lived longer and have come to know when something doesn't wash.

Given that there are many people here younger than me that can see this it's a wonder you don't.

I know that you are probably right, so I will just say there are also many that do not agree with your viewpoint...

No, you are right. they are just idiots that don't know how to think for themselves. They are blinded by the Bush charisma and blinding good looks, not to mention his awesome public speaking ability.

I am starting to see the light.

Thanks
post #89 of 444
One word guys.

"I reject your reality and substitute it with my own" - President Bush
"I reject your reality and substitute it with my own" - President Bush
post #90 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by NaplesX
I know that you are probably right, so I will just say there are also many that do not agree with your viewpoint...

No, you are right. they are just idiots that don't know how to think for themselves. They are blinded by the Bush charisma and blinding good looks, not to mention his awesome public speaking ability.

I am starting to see the light.

Thanks


Yes I think you've got it.
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post #91 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by jimmac
You're still here. Which makes me think that you just like doing this for reasons that have nothing to do with the subject at hand. Am I right?

Man you know how to read a guy. It's uncanny.
Quote:
Originally posted by jimmac
And therefore not to be taken seriously in the future.

Right!
post #92 of 444
You are my new hero. Can you teach me how to be an out of touch, know it all, self righteous, liberal truth purveyor, too?
post #93 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by NaplesX
You are my new hero. Can you teach me how to be an out of touch, know it all, self righteous, liberal truth purveyor, too?


With the exception of the parts about being liberal and the truth you're already there.
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post #94 of 444
Look why do we keep this going.

I just like have a reasonable conversation with reasonable people. I don't really want to argue with you for the sake of arguing. At this point that is what we both are doing.

I guess we both hold strong opinions.

I do agree with some things that you say. But those things are in between 2 or 3 other inflammatory statements. I feel that I have to say at least something. Maybe that is where I was wrong. Maybe we should focus on what we agree on.

i am sure you are a nice guy, and after reflecting on the things I said in the previous posts, I apologize for attacking you personally, I usually try to steer clear of that kind of thing. I slipped.

Everyone on the planet should really look at what they have in common, it would surprise most of us.

My point right now is let's you and I not talk about this subject as a whole until it can be civil. And if we do we should take it point by point and accept we may not agree on things. It happens sometimes.

Ya know?
post #95 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by NaplesX
Look why do we keep this going.

I just like have a reasonable conversation with reasonable people. I don't really want to argue with you for the sake of arguing. At this point that is what we both are doing.

I guess we both hold strong opinions.

I do agree with some things that you say. But those things are in between 2 or 3 other inflammatory statements. I feel that I have to say at least something. Maybe that is where I was wrong. Maybe we should focus on what we agree on.

i am sure you are a nice guy, and after reflecting on the things I said in the previous posts, I apologize for attacking you personally, I usually try to steer clear of that kind of thing. I slipped.

Everyone on the planet should really look at what they have in common, it would surprise most of us.

My point right now is let's you and I not talk about this subject as a whole until it can be civil. And if we do we should take it point by point and accept we may not agree on things. It happens sometimes.

Ya know?



That's all fine and good but taking it point by point doesn't work with you. I point out your error in logic and you say " how? " I tell you again and you say " Explain it to me ".


I'm sure you're a nice guy also but you are simply wrong about this subject.
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post #96 of 444
From the NYTimes Dec 26:

The surprise in his first report was not the revelation that no actual weapons of mass destruction had been found. That was obvious from daily news reports. Rather it was the team's judgment that Iraq did not even have active programs to make chemical or nuclear weapons and had been pursuing missiles that could threaten only nearby countries, not the United States.
post #97 of 444
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Originally posted by giant
Oh my god, are you serious? It's already been exposed as clearly forged, including getting the timeline wrong, by everyone, and even reported in major media like Newsweek.

No it hasn't. The Newsweek story raises honest questions about the memo but the authors didn't have access to the document nor did the person they consulted. The story also says that the FBI believes they have mostly accounted for Atta's movements during the months prior to 9/11. However, it fails to discuss the possibility that if Atta had traveled to Baghdad he would have used an alias - at least on this end. Moreover, there are days when his movements ARE NOT KNOWN. That's just a fact. The Newsweek authors concede as much: "Much about Atta's movements is still unknown - and most likely will remain so." Saying it has been clearly exposed as a forgery is simply not true.
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I mean, get with the program already. INC defectors again? There credibility is and always has been ZERO.

With you. Others saw this interview and perhaps drew a different conclusion.
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And Salman Pak? Hell, how long has this been discredited for? 6 or 7 months?

I have to give you credit for a nifty attempt at misdirection but I didn't say anything about a biological facility at Salman Pak. I merely quoted a story that mentioned a plane used for terrorist training. Hersh doesn't dispute the existence of the camp. Rather he asserts that it wasn't used for terrorist training but counter-terrorism training. Oh.
"Countless mothers will light candles and celebrate the tyrant's capture - mothers in all the cities of Iraq, in all the villages of Iran, in all the streets and quarters of Kuwait, everywhere the...
"Countless mothers will light candles and celebrate the tyrant's capture - mothers in all the cities of Iraq, in all the villages of Iran, in all the streets and quarters of Kuwait, everywhere the...
post #98 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by fishdoc
From the NYTimes Dec 26:

The surprise in his first report was not the revelation that no actual weapons of mass destruction had been found. That was obvious from daily news reports. Rather it was the team's judgment that Iraq did not even have active programs to make chemical or nuclear weapons and had been pursuing missiles that could threaten only nearby countries, not the United States.

link please
post #99 of 444
post #100 of 444
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Thank you.
post #101 of 444
I think that about covers it.
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post #102 of 444
Why did you quote this article?

This is an OpEd. Let me preface this with, I agree with some of it.

This is someone's opinion. Are you just parroting?

I am not sure why this is part of the discussion.

Anyone here can dig up someone somewhere that agrees with something.

This is what i am talking about.

Read the title of this thread. You agree or you don't. If you have some information to add, let's have it. If not, please don't post some journalists OpEd as some sort of clincher.

You know what OpEd stands for. Right?
post #103 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by NaplesX
Why did you quote this article?

This is an OpEd. Let me preface this with, I agree with some of it.

This is someone's opinion. Are you just parroting?

I am not sure why this is part of the discussion.

Anyone here can dig up someone somewhere that agrees with something.

This is what i am talking about.

Read the title of this thread. You agree or you don't. If you have some information to add, let's have it. If not, please don't post some journalists OpEd as some sort of clincher.

You know what OpEd stands for. Right?


That doesn't change the facts contained in the editorial.


I found this part particularly interesting :

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" Mr. Kay's performance has drawn mixed reviews. Some critics complain that his first interim report and statements painted minor finds as major threats and buried strong evidence that Iraq had been contained by United Nations weapons inspectors. But Mr. Kay and his search team had the integrity to report conclusions that undermined the administration's chief rationale for going to war. "

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post #104 of 444
The stement I quoted above is a statement of fact - read Kay's own words if you need to

http://www.cia.gov/cia/public_affair..._10022003.html

Of course, I have seen how you refuse to accept anything that does not fit with your world view, so I will not waste my time re-repeating things for you here.
post #105 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by fishdoc
The stement I quoted above is a statement of fact - read Kay's own words if you need to

"The surprise in his first report was not the revelation that no actual weapons of mass destruction had been found. That was obvious from daily news reports."

Notice the use of the word "actual". As also pointed out, actual "evidence*" was found of the WMD and the programs. From the Kay report:

"Reference strains of biological organisms concealed in a scientist's home, one of which can be used to produce biological weapons."

"New research on BW-applicable agents, Brucella and Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), and continuing work on ricin and aflatoxin were not declared to the UN."

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"Rather it was the team's judgment that Iraq did not even have active programs to make chemical or nuclear weapons and had been pursuing missiles that could threaten only nearby countries, not the United States."

From the kay report:

"In the chemical and biological weapons area we have confidence that there were at a minimum clandestine on-going research and development activities that were embedded in the Iraqi Intelligence Service. While we have much yet to learn about the exact work programs and capabilities of these activities, it is already apparent that these undeclared activities would have at a minimum facilitated chemical and biological weapons activities and provided a technically trained cadre."

*evidence

\\Ev"i*dence\\, n. [F. ['e]vidence, L. Evidentia. See Evident.] 1. That which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our senses; evidence of the truth or falsehood of a statement.
post #106 of 444
read your own quote from the report..."we have confidence"...not "we have proof that". or "we can demonstrate that", just "we are confident.

And 1000 km does not include the US, true?

I see I am wasting my time here...enjoy your worldview!


Fish
post #107 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by NaplesX
"The surprise in his first report was not the revelation that no actual weapons of mass destruction had been found. That was obvious from daily news reports."

Notice the use of the word "actual". As also pointed out, actual "evidence*" was found of the WMD and the programs. From the Kay report:

"Reference strains of biological organisms concealed in a scientist's home, one of which can be used to produce biological weapons."

"New research on BW-applicable agents, Brucella and Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), and continuing work on ricin and aflatoxin were not declared to the UN."

---------------------

"Rather it was the team's judgment that Iraq did not even have active programs to make chemical or nuclear weapons and had been pursuing missiles that could threaten only nearby countries, not the United States."

From the kay report:

"In the chemical and biological weapons area we have confidence that there were at a minimum clandestine on-going research and development activities that were embedded in the Iraqi Intelligence Service. While we have much yet to learn about the exact work programs and capabilities of these activities, it is already apparent that these undeclared activities would have at a minimum facilitated chemical and biological weapons activities and provided a technically trained cadre."

*evidence

\\Ev"i*dence\\, n. [F. ['e]vidence, L. Evidentia. See Evident.] 1. That which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our senses; evidence of the truth or falsehood of a statement.



Nobody is saying that these people didn't try to develop terrible things. However there is still zero " evidence " that they were a threat to us which is at the heart of the discussions in this thread.
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post #108 of 444
The war is being fought, at phenomenal expense in monetary terms, $172BILLION so far, and hundreds of $BILLIONS more to be sucked in, ongoing coalition military casualties, up to 10,000 civilian deaths in Iraq, and the upsurge of terrorism in middle east countries where terrorism was a rarity before the war. In Sept. 2001 we had the sympathy and alliance of the whole world, and had our very best chances of putting some of the worlds problems to right, but 18 short months later due to some insanely shortsighted and misguided foreign policy decisions, (penis waving) the Bush Administration has trashed all the good will after 9-11, earned the disrespect of a large part of the civilized world, divided our own nation like never before, done bin Laden a big favor by helping him in his goal of denying Americans the freedoms he wants to demolish, and now has weakened the United Nations and NATO.

The thread states "No ties to Al-Qaeda. No weapons of mass destruction. No danger to U.S. security". We sent our people to war against Iraq because we were told Saddam still had weapons of mass destruction even though Iraq was probably the most "disarmed" country in the Middle East, re WMD. The way of finding and disarming nations with WMD is to send in the inspectors, which is what the UN did. But Bush gave up, sent in the military to do the job...which is a strange move considering that the purpose of WMD is TO USE as a last resort when a country is confronted by an invading force of greater strength. By using the military option, Bush must have known that Iraq either had no WMD, or if they did, then Saddam would never have used them. ie there was no danger to US security. (Many of the invading US troops didnt even have adequate bio and chem protection anyway. What was the Pentagon thinking??).

They found NO WMD, because there were none. Kamel Hussein's (Saddam's deceased brother-in-law), testimony was used by the Bush Admin. to justify the war, but they conveniently ignored the parts where (Kamel) detailed how all of Iraq's chem and bio programs and stocks had been destroyed before the initial set of inspections started in 1991 shortly after the conclusion of the Gulf War. These actions were unauthorized by the U.N. and were carried out by Saddam's forces.

Where are the valid rebuttals to this thread's pronouncements?, So far, NONE have been forthcoming. A set of (declassified) documents from an intelligence service such as the CIA would be a start. The best evidence from the Bush Administration has been empty, unsupported rhetoric. At worst, a series of unadulterated, baldfaced LIES.
"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming". VP Cheney, 3/29/2006. Interview by Tony Snow
"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming". VP Cheney, 3/29/2006. Interview by Tony Snow
post #109 of 444
Naples,

Arguing with jimmac is pointless, though often amusing. One reason is that jimmac does not take a position. He makes no definitive statements, or presents to premise to be debated. For instance, jimmac will link to a story about one piece of economic data, and make a snide comment like "yeah, sdw, looks like things are going great". What he won't do is say "I believe the economy is not in recovery", and then post data or even anecdotal evidence to support his statement. What he's good at is unsupported statements, like this: "I've seen this pattern all my life, as soon as Republicans get in the white house, the economy tanks, looks better for awhile, then tanks again. It's just the way things are". .

I have never seen him take a position and then defend it or support it. The WMD issue is another example...perhaps the prime one. jimmac will not come out and say he believes there to be no WMD in Iraq. What he WILL say is that Bush lied BECAUSE we haven't found the weapons. That's the kind of "logic" he uses.
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post #110 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by sammi jo
The war is being fought, at phenomenal expense in monetary terms, $172BILLION so far, and hundreds of $BILLIONS more to be sucked in, ongoing coalition military casualties, up to 10,000 civilian deaths in Iraq, and the upsurge of terrorism in middle east countries where terrorism was a rarity before the war. In Sept. 2001 we had the sympathy and alliance of the whole world, and had our very best chances of putting some of the worlds problems to right, but 18 short months later due to some insanely shortsighted and misguided foreign policy decisions, (penis waving) the Bush Administration has trashed all the good will after 9-11, earned the disrespect of a large part of the civilized world, divided our own nation like never before, done bin Laden a big favor by helping him in his goal of denying Americans the freedoms he wants to demolish, and now has weakened the United Nations and NATO.

The thread states "No ties to Al-Qaeda. No weapons of mass destruction. No danger to U.S. security". We sent our people to war against Iraq because we were told Saddam still had weapons of mass destruction even though Iraq was probably the most "disarmed" country in the Middle East, re WMD. The way of finding and disarming nations with WMD is to send in the inspectors, which is what the UN did. But Bush gave up, sent in the military to do the job...which is a strange move considering that the purpose of WMD is TO USE as a last resort when a country is confronted by an invading force of greater strength. By using the military option, Bush must have known that Iraq either had no WMD, or if they did, then Saddam would never have used them. ie there was no danger to US security. (Many of the invading US troops didnt even have adequate bio and chem protection anyway. What was the Pentagon thinking??).

They found NO WMD, because there were none. Kamel Hussein's (Saddam's deceased brother-in-law), testimony was used by the Bush Admin. to justify the war, but they conveniently ignored the parts where (Kamel) detailed how all of Iraq's chem and bio programs and stocks had been destroyed before the initial set of inspections started in 1991 shortly after the conclusion of the Gulf War. These actions were unauthorized by the U.N. and were carried out by Saddam's forces.

Where are the valid rebuttals to this thread's pronouncements?, So far, NONE have been forthcoming. A set of (declassified) documents from an intelligence service such as the CIA would be a start. The best evidence from the Bush Administration has been empty, unsupported rhetoric. At worst, a series of unadulterated, baldfaced LIES.


Well said!
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post #111 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by jimmac
Nobody is saying that these people didn't try to develop terrible things. However there is still zero " evidence " that they were a threat to us which is at the heart of the discussions in this thread.

What then do you suppose they were developing these terrible things for ?

I guess that they were only for the region or his own people. Well now I'm sold. Human misery is OK as long as it was just contained inside of Iraq or just in the middle east.

I have heard some in these threads say that our policy effects the stability of the world and that may justify or excuse the terroristic actions of those that are angered by the US' policies.

Why then are policies made in these rogue nations by rogue leaders excused? Do they not effect the world scene also? Do they not also have the effect of angering people?

i guess that it is OK if SH makes ripples in the peace but not the US and it's policy makers.
post #112 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by SDW2001
Naples,

Arguing with jimmac is pointless, though often amusing. One reason is that jimmac does not take a position. He makes no definitive statements, or presents to premise to be debated. For instance, jimmac will link to a story about one piece of economic data, and make a snide comment like "yeah, sdw, looks like things are going great". What he won't do is say "I believe the economy is not in recovery", and then post data or even anecdotal evidence to support his statement. What he's good at is unsupported statements, like this: "I've seen this pattern all my life, as soon as Republicans get in the white house, the economy tanks, looks better for awhile, then tanks again. It's just the way things are". .

I have never seen him take a position and then defend it or support it. The WMD issue is another example...perhaps the prime one. jimmac will not come out and say he believes there to be no WMD in Iraq. What he WILL say is that Bush lied BECAUSE we haven't found the weapons. That's the kind of "logic" he uses.


I believe the economy isn't in the kind of recovery you'd like to think it is.


I don't think there are WOMD in Iraq or were there right before the war. I don't think Bush had the justification for going to war.


As for Bush lieing you can draw your own conclusions but you already know what I think.

Are you two joined at the hip or what?
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post #113 of 444
^ Of course. Bush lied because we haven't found WMD. We caused 9/11. We squandered the "good will" of the rest of the world. Iraq was a peaceful nation who never hurt anyone. It's leader was a bad man, but he was hurting anyone so we should have left him alone. It didn't matter how many UN resolutions Saddam violated, and it certainly doesn't matter how much SADDAM lied, now does it?
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post #114 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by sammi jo
The war is being fought, at phenomenal expense in monetary terms, $172BILLION so far, and hundreds of $BILLIONS more to be sucked in, ongoing coalition military casualties, up to 10,000 civilian deaths in Iraq, and the upsurge of terrorism in middle east countries where terrorism was a rarity before the war. In Sept. 2001 we had the sympathy and alliance of the whole world, and had our very best chances of putting some of the worlds problems to right, but 18 short months later due to some insanely shortsighted and misguided foreign policy decisions, (penis waving) the Bush Administration has trashed all the good will after 9-11, earned the disrespect of a large part of the civilized world, divided our own nation like never before, done bin Laden a big favor by helping him in his goal of denying Americans the freedoms he wants to demolish, and now has weakened the United Nations and NATO.

The thread states "No ties to Al-Qaeda. No weapons of mass destruction. No danger to U.S. security". We sent our people to war against Iraq because we were told Saddam still had weapons of mass destruction even though Iraq was probably the most "disarmed" country in the Middle East, re WMD. The way of finding and disarming nations with WMD is to send in the inspectors, which is what the UN did. But Bush gave up, sent in the military to do the job...which is a strange move considering that the purpose of WMD is TO USE as a last resort when a country is confronted by an invading force of greater strength. By using the military option, Bush must have known that Iraq either had no WMD, or if they did, then Saddam would never have used them. ie there was no danger to US security. (Many of the invading US troops didnt even have adequate bio and chem protection anyway. What was the Pentagon thinking??).

They found NO WMD, because there were none. Kamel Hussein's (Saddam's deceased brother-in-law), testimony was used by the Bush Admin. to justify the war, but they conveniently ignored the parts where (Kamel) detailed how all of Iraq's chem and bio programs and stocks had been destroyed before the initial set of inspections started in 1991 shortly after the conclusion of the Gulf War. These actions were unauthorized by the U.N. and were carried out by Saddam's forces.

Where are the valid rebuttals to this thread's pronouncements?, So far, NONE have been forthcoming. A set of (declassified) documents from an intelligence service such as the CIA would be a start. The best evidence from the Bush Administration has been empty, unsupported rhetoric. At worst, a series of unadulterated, baldfaced LIES.
post #115 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by NaplesX
What then do you suppose they were developing these terrible things for ?

I guess that they were only for the region or his own people. Well now I'm sold. Human misery is OK as long as it was just contained inside of Iraq or just in the middle east.

I have heard some in these threads say that our policy effects the stability of the world and that may justify or excuse the terroristic actions of those that are angered by the US' policies.

Why then are policies made in these rogue nations by rogue leaders excused? Do they not effect the world scene also? Do they not also have the effect of angering people?

i guess that it is OK if SH makes ripples in the peace but not the US and it's policy makers.


This gets back to a very old point that has been covered many times here at AO. There is still much misery in the world. Not just Iraq or even the middle east. Some as bad as Iraq or worse. We simply can't be world policemen ( much as you'd like us to be ). So why did he pick Iraq. He might as well have stuck a pin in a map. Great countries must choose carefully when to interfere. This wasn't it.


Also once again we are taken back to the fact of why we were told we were going to war. The main reason that made this possible is that it was a threat to us.
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post #116 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by jimmac
This gets back to a very old point that has been covered many times here at AO. There is still much misery in the world. Not just Iraq or even the middle east. Some as bad as Iraq or worse. We simply can't be world policemen ( much as you'd like us to be ). So why did he pick Iraq. He might as well have stuck a pin ina map. Great countries must choose carefully when to interfere.


Also once again we are taken back to the fact of why we were told we were going to war. The main reason that made this possible is that it was a threat to us.

That's just so wrong. The US cannot relieve all misery in the world. There were numerous reasons for going in, despite your refusal to see them. Why don't you list for us where we SHOULD have gotten involved.
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post #117 of 444
Quote:
Originally posted by SDW2001
^ Of course. Bush lied because we haven't found WMD. We caused 9/11. We squandered the "good will" of the rest of the world. Iraq was a peaceful nation who never hurt anyone. It's leader was a bad man, but he was hurting anyone so we should have left him alone. It didn't matter how many UN resolutions Saddam violated, and it certainly doesn't matter how much SADDAM lied, now does it?


God if you say so! But I don't go along with that.
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post #118 of 444
There will congressional inquiries into this matter for years, so you need not worry about the evidence coming out. You and a lot of others are jumping the gun here.

How can the government declassify everything when they haven't questioned everyone possible and captured all of the players yet?

It is not going to happen for while. get used to that.
post #119 of 444
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Originally posted by SDW2001
That's just so wrong. The US cannot relieve all misery in the world. There were numerous reasons for going in, despite your refusal to see them. Why don't you list for us where we SHOULD have gotten involved.

The type of " involvement " you're talking about is done by empires not peace loving democracies.

The thing is we didn't get to go in because of helping the Iraqis. We got the cooperation of the UN, congress, and the american people because of the idea that it was a threat to us.


Geez! Round and round!
Without the need for difference or a need to always follow the herd breeds complacency, mediocrity, and a lack of imagination
Without the need for difference or a need to always follow the herd breeds complacency, mediocrity, and a lack of imagination
post #120 of 444
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Originally posted by NaplesX
There will congressional inquiries into this matter for years, so you need not worry about the evidence coming out. You and a lot of others are jumping the gun here.

How can the government declassify everything when they haven't questioned everyone possible and captured all of the players yet?

It is not going to happen for while. get used to that.

Still with what we have already it's looking pretty obvious.
Without the need for difference or a need to always follow the herd breeds complacency, mediocrity, and a lack of imagination
Without the need for difference or a need to always follow the herd breeds complacency, mediocrity, and a lack of imagination
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