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To: huldah1776

Why is anyone surprised? Our troops have been screwed over by our government for a long time. Don’t give Bush a pass. He and his pals are the ones who sent our guys into an impossible situation with no real objective in the first place.

Anyone with any knowledge of history could see that these invasions would turn into a long slog with no upside for our country. We have replaced one set of thugs with another, enriched and emboldened our enemies, wasted billions of dollars, put Democrats in office because people are tired of the wars, allowed the government to infringe on our rights and privacy, and most important, lost a lot of good people. There is no end in sight, and the idiot politicians want to invade Syria now! It’s a travesty.

I am not anti-war. I am anti-stupid war.


7 posted on 07/23/2013 1:51:11 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

“Why is anyone surprised? Our troops have been screwed over by our government for a long time. Don’t give Bush a pass. He and his pals are the ones who sent our guys into an impossible situation with no real objective in the first place.

Anyone with any knowledge of history could see that these invasions would turn into a long slog with no upside for our country. We have replaced one set of thugs with another, enriched and emboldened our enemies, wasted billions of dollars, put Democrats in office because people are tired of the wars, allowed the government to infringe on our rights and privacy, and most important, lost a lot of good people. There is no end in sight, and the idiot politicians want to invade Syria now! It’s a travesty.

I am not anti-war. I am anti-stupid war.”

This is an excellent post!


11 posted on 07/23/2013 2:46:37 PM PDT by brooklin
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To: Pining_4_TX

Pretty much. We also gave trillions of dollars to a country which firmly believes that Christians and Jews are descended from pigs and dogs. Giving school supplies to girls isn’t going to change that.


13 posted on 07/23/2013 6:26:23 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Pining_4_TX
Anyone with any knowledge of history could see that these invasions would turn into a long slog with no upside for our country.

The US elites don't read history because they honestly don't think history applies to them. That's what "American exceptionalism" is all about.

Invading Afghanistan? Don't bother to analyze the Soviet experience. After all, they were Commies and we're exporting freedom. Who cares if the locals don't want it? They will eventually.

Invading Iraq? Pay no attention to the sectarian fault-lines, don't bother to learn the difference between Sunni and Shiite (as no war planners did), and feel free to disban the army and fire all state employees. Everything will work out just fine because we're the USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!

Hell, US elites don't even learn from THEIR OWN history!

Backing jihadis in Afghanistan in the 1980s had some unplanned consequences like the WTC being gone? No worries! That won't repeat itself in Syria even though Al Qaeda is there in droves.

Insanity.

16 posted on 07/24/2013 8:31:28 AM PDT by JCBontheloose
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To: Pining_4_TX

I agree! I said on the first day “We’ll never win this because we’re not willing to do what must be done.”


20 posted on 07/24/2013 2:22:20 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I agree w/ your #7 assessment.


22 posted on 07/26/2013 2:01:18 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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