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Helen Thomas: "Ending the Wars?" [WARNING: Graphic Images and Liberal Lunacy]
Falls Church News-Press ^ | 7 Jul 11 | Helen "Loose and Flexible" Thomas

Posted on 07/13/2011 5:55:23 PM PDT by seanmerc

President Barack Obama is finally setting goals to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan. It's about time.

Americans are coming around to the futility of all that killing and dying. The timetables are admittedly loose and flexible.

Some interests would keep us in the hostile sites forever. We still have troops in Japan and Germany - thousands of soldiers are still there, so many years after World War II ended. We also have 700 military outposts around the world, some big and some small. Why?

We have yet to hear the real reason we invaded Iraq. I have heard several reasons. Haven't you?

Was it to avenge "Daddy" when Saddam Hussein allegedly put a contract on the first Bush President, George H.W. Bush? Or was it because Israel has targeted Iraq as its prime enemy until it moved onto Iran? Or was it because Iraq, at the time, had the second largest oil holdings? Why are we still asking why we invaded and killed at least a hundred thousand Iraqis, why American people were asked to kill and die? Is there no accountability? Even for history's stake?

Or was Alfred Tennyson right? Ours is not to reason why, but to do and die.

To this day, the American people have been denied an honest answer about why we invaded Iraq. We continue to toss around speculative answers. Isn't that incredible? Truth is the first casualty of war. Hussein, formidable in hiding, was hanged under our so called tutelage.

Hussein was our friend in times of recent history but the neoconservatives, always protective of Israel, marked him as the enemy. Former President George W. Bush was determined to go to war with Iraq. The United States peddled lies that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and close ties to the al-Qaida terrorist organizations. Those allegations turned out to be untrue.

Hans Blix, the former United Nations arms inspector, begged Bush to let him go back into Iraq for one more inspection. Blix knew there were no lethal weapons in Iraq. He begged Bush to let him go back into Iraq with an inspection team to prove there were no weapons of mass destruction.

Bush refused to allow further inspections. He wanted to go to war. He had said in a pre-war interview that only war Presidents are remembered in history. In his memoir, Bush now says his "only regret" is that he did not find the weapons!

Bush is now happily in retirement, and the neoconservatives are ensconced in teaching roles (God help us). Maybe someday they will tell us why they targeted Iraq. As for pulling our troops out of Iraq, don't hold your breath. There are all kinds of official hints that our withdrawal from Iraq may take a longer time than the end of the year deadline.

James F. Jeffrey, the U.S envoy to Iraq, told reporters recently that the U.S would consider keeping some of the 40,000 troops in Iraq to provide security. Of course, some Iraqi officials who have played ball with the U.S. occupation would like us to remain in the country. But the car bombings and explosions have not stopped.

Obama has ordered the withdrawal of 10,000 troops from Afghanistan, the beginning of the end of the 10-year war. As for Afghanistan, we had more reason to go in (although there were neither Afghans nor Iraqis involved in 9/11).

Obama had one big chance to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan - the day after he took the oath of office. He could have saved thousands of lives and would have been called a hero by many. Instead, Obama maintained the Bush War scenario and kept the wars going.

America has to decide who we are - and why we are trying to sell democracy with guns and bombs.

The people of the Middle East and North Africa are fighting for their freedom and independence, while the dictators are using all their might to stay in power, including killing their own people.

We should try to be on the right side of these winds of change. Or, as was once said, "Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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Happy Wednesday!
1 posted on 07/13/2011 5:55:28 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

OUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 07/13/2011 5:56:50 PM PDT by kempster
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To: seanmerc

Speaking of dying, Helen...........


3 posted on 07/13/2011 5:57:00 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: beckysueb; Bookwoman; DirtyHarryY2K; Dominic01; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; ...
Here's the latest, Helen Thomas ping list members.
4 posted on 07/13/2011 5:58:06 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: kempster

5 posted on 07/13/2011 5:59:46 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

What a load!!!


6 posted on 07/13/2011 6:00:11 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: All

DONATE


7 posted on 07/13/2011 6:00:21 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: seanmerc

Antisemitism and BDS and senility all rolled into one.


8 posted on 07/13/2011 6:01:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

9 posted on 07/13/2011 6:03:55 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc; kempster

10 posted on 07/13/2011 6:05:52 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: seanmerc

P!$$ on that Snarky, Liberal, B.....!


11 posted on 07/13/2011 6:08:14 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: seanmerc

How could you do that to forum posting Helen Thomas photos ROFL


12 posted on 07/13/2011 6:12:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

13 posted on 07/13/2011 6:13:44 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: SevenofNine

I consider it a public service. :-)


14 posted on 07/13/2011 6:14:39 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks seanmerc. Helen (Back) Thomas:
"Some interests would keep us in the hostile sites forever. We still have troops in Japan and Germany -- thousands of soldiers are still there, so many years after World War II ended. We also have 700 military outposts around the world, some big and some small. Why? We have yet to hear the real reason we invaded Iraq. I have heard several reasons. Haven't you?"
There's no war in southern Lebanon, so why is the Hizbollah there stockpiling missiles? Got any coherent answer, Bitch?


15 posted on 07/13/2011 6:20:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: seanmerc

You just helped my diet, thank you!

I see the old fossil is still using her poisonous hammer and chisel.

Now I need to go throw-up.


16 posted on 07/13/2011 6:26:47 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: seanmerc
All Helen Thomas jokes aside, this piece is what I would call 'muddled'.

Hussein was our friend in times of recent history

'Friend' Helen? Get serious.

17 posted on 07/13/2011 6:26:47 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((((unite))))
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To: seanmerc

My God! That face would make a train take a dirt road!!! I’m blind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That would knock a buzzard off a $hit wagon! Stop!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 07/13/2011 6:31:38 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: seanmerc

19 posted on 07/13/2011 6:37:33 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

LMAO


20 posted on 07/13/2011 6:38:56 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: seanmerc

You know its like going to the Friday the 13th movies. A person knows he shouldnt watch the bad scenes, but he just cant help himself. &*(^$@#$$! YOU!

They should take your sorry ass out and hang you!


21 posted on 07/13/2011 6:43:21 PM PDT by crz
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Thanks. I needed that.


22 posted on 07/13/2011 7:14:27 PM PDT by kempster
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To: He Rides A White Horse
"The people of the Middle East and North Africa are fighting for their freedom and independence, while the dictators are using all their might to stay in power, including killing their own people. We should try to be on the right side of these winds of change. Or, as was once said, "Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come."" ...Helen Thomas.

WTF is she babbling about? Saddam Hussein? It's bad when we go after him for these reasons. But Lybia is a "necessary" war? She contradicts everything she said above in her column. How many times has she regurgitated the same ignorant $hit ovr the past 8 years? Blix wanted to go into Iraq AGAIN to prove there were no WMDs? Saddam had 12 years to prove he didn't. Clinton must have been lying when he said "Saddam had WMDs on the day I left office". And to say what a hero Obama would have been if he pulled all of the troops out after his inauguration? Does she NOT remember Cambodia? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

23 posted on 07/13/2011 7:34:35 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: seanmerc

Helen, this president isn’t trying to sell democracy at all. He’s trying to undermine democracy’s strongest defender.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.


24 posted on 07/13/2011 8:49:27 PM PDT by Melian ("I can't spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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To: seanmerc

“Don’t be afraid to see what you see. “ ~Ronald Reagan


25 posted on 07/13/2011 8:52:11 PM PDT by Melian ("I can't spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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To: seanmerc; SunkenCiv
thanks, for the ping.


Got any coherent answer...


...from a Marxist / Liberal?
what flavor is your Kool-aid? :)


26 posted on 07/14/2011 12:30:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam / DumboEars) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: seanmerc
As for Afghanistan, we had more reason to go in (although there were neither Afghans nor Iraqis involved in 9/11).

Did she write an article in 1951 about still having troops in Japan?

Did she say, "As for Germany, we had more reason to go in (although there were no Germans or Italians involved in Pearl Harbor)?

27 posted on 07/14/2011 1:22:49 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: seanmerc; All
I've arrived with the eyewash, gentlemen.



No need to thank me.

28 posted on 07/14/2011 6:18:50 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: seanmerc

That true ROFL


29 posted on 07/14/2011 9:44:05 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: seanmerc

That true ROFL


30 posted on 07/14/2011 9:44:26 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Realman30

OMGGGG this thread turning very Triple XXX rated LOL!

Don’t go there fellow Freepers ROFL


31 posted on 07/14/2011 9:46:12 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Realman30

OMGGGG this thread turning very Triple XXX rated LOL!

Don’t go there fellow Freepers ROFL


32 posted on 07/14/2011 9:46:19 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Realman30

OMGGGG this thread turning very Triple XXX rated LOL!

Don’t go there fellow Freepers ROFL


33 posted on 07/14/2011 9:46:27 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Realman30

ROFLMAO!!!


34 posted on 07/14/2011 10:15:32 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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