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That's the way I saw it, and I was there, twice.

No one ever talks about the numbers of people that were predisposed to terrorism who went to fight in Iraq to sate their predisposition. Thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, all dying at the hands of coalition forces rather than traveling to the US to meat their demise, taking who knows how many Americans with them.

We haven't been attacked on US soil (successfully) by Al Qaeada) "just because".

1 posted on 09/06/2010 2:58:03 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

I couldn’t agree more.

BTW: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!


2 posted on 09/06/2010 3:11:12 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: OldDeckHand

Same here my friend...glad your a Freeper and proud you helped defend us! All the best!


4 posted on 09/06/2010 3:19:28 PM PDT by oust the louse (When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Thank you as well.

In what capacity, if I may ask?

5 posted on 09/06/2010 3:22:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yep. Lots of dead jihadis got inspired to go meet their fate at the hand of our Marines and Soldiers. Like flypaper. It has worked like a charm. If there’s some maybe/maybe not muslim out there, sitting on the fence, I say give him a push and see which side of the fence he falls.

Then there’s the part where Saddam will now absolutely NOT proceed to develop more chemical, bio or even nuclear weapons... and I’m perfectly comfortable that this war was the right thing to do. War always comes at a dear cost in lives and treasure, and every one of those lost is a grief I know is unfathomable to me. But the alternative was worse, I believe.


8 posted on 09/06/2010 3:37:59 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Thank you very much for all that you have done.


9 posted on 09/06/2010 4:10:38 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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Whenever I was in a discussion about the WOT, I said the enemy was fighting the US Military 12,000 miles away and asked if they’d rather have Al Qaida fighting civilians here. Nobody better than the US Military to take them on and no better place than their own back yard (vs. ours).


10 posted on 09/06/2010 5:13:35 PM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: OldDeckHand

Something how Blair can get away talking about this, but let GW say anything?

zer0 could not say a positive word. I am sure now in office with the briefings he gets He is more informed, But, Hes speaking to code pink and more.

He has NO HONOR


11 posted on 09/06/2010 5:50:57 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: OldDeckHand

Thank you Sir For your service.


12 posted on 09/06/2010 6:24:59 PM PDT by quesera (We are so screwed!!)
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