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Posts by Chgogal

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  • Brazil Runs into the Reality of Race

    05/29/2015 8:24:05 AM PDT · 7 of 24
    Chgogal to LS
    Interesting article and it invites very uncomfortable questions.

    Yes, but one has to ask why certain cultures are more successful than others.

    I remember riding in a hot jeep in Mexico and being lectured by a Dutch guy on how miserable we Americans were to the Indians. I looked the idiot in the eye and told him, “If the Sioux won, then I would be walking the Great Plains following the buffalo herd, dragging a teepee behind me with a papoose strapped to my back and instructing my children to pick up only the biggest dried up buffalo piles instead of talking to you.” He just looked at me. I stand by what I said 30 years ago to that Dutch Guy.

  • Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten.

    05/25/2015 12:10:38 AM PDT · 43 of 64
    Chgogal to PotatoHeadMick
    When were you in the Netherlands and/or Indonesia?
  • FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers (so screw you, Mitch!)

    05/24/2015 5:41:10 PM PDT · 20 of 42
    Chgogal to cotton1706
    Say it ain't so DC Elites (including Krauthammer)!
  • ‘Tomorrowland’ tops box office with $32.2 million during slow Memorial Day Weekend (Clooney/Disney)

    05/24/2015 5:33:27 PM PDT · 59 of 71
    Chgogal to RginTN
    You may look into Clooney’s “The Monument Men”. It was very good. The lefty reviewers game it thumbs down, so that means 4 stars in regular American speak. ; )

    It's on this weekend.

  • The fall of Ramadi was avoidable

    05/19/2015 12:17:50 PM PDT · 20 of 28
    Chgogal to MrEdd
    Mr. Ed, horses’ asses like you, Democrats, and MSM made Iraq impossible. Enjoy the defeat. You and your allies made it so.
  • The fall of Ramadi was avoidable

    05/19/2015 12:12:18 PM PDT · 18 of 28
    Chgogal to tcrlaf

    Islam without Sharis Law? And these Freeoers think W was stupid!

  • Were We Right to Take Out Saddam?

    05/19/2015 12:08:33 PM PDT · 62 of 73
    Chgogal to Jim Noble
    Run for POTUS, if you think you are so brilliant.
  • Stop It, Liberals: Bush Didn’t Lie About Iraq Having WMDs

    05/19/2015 9:04:00 AM PDT · 33 of 43
    Chgogal to Lorianne
    Remember the Anthrax attacks?

    Also, was going into Iraq because of the WMD the only reason?

  • Students discover ‘ginormous bugs’ in Michelle O lunch

    05/17/2015 9:04:50 AM PDT · 30 of 30
    Chgogal to Chgogal
    To: Chgogal
    The gov’t that was elected in Iraq was pro-Iran, made up of guys who’s been living in Iran when Saddam was in power. Do some reading, it’s not hard.

    Oh, Dear WilliamIII, I thought you liked to read. Guess not!

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 9:03:10 AM PDT · 59 of 64
    Chgogal to logi_cal869
    The liberal idea of fixing things and keeping the world safe is in vogue.
    I believe liberals, and republican progressives (RPs) too, see the only way change the Constitution is to eliminate the Constitution by destroying it. Their idea of ‘keeping the world safe (this goes for RPs as well) is by controlling us and eliminating the cultural differences that make the US unique via integration/immigration.

    I took an oath once; I have not forgotten.

    Your post makes no sense. You know what? I really don't care what you have to say.

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:58:24 AM PDT · 57 of 64
    Chgogal to Theoria; logi_cal869
  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:51:05 AM PDT · 53 of 64
    Chgogal to logi_cal869
    I believe liberals, and republican progressives (RPs) too, see the only way change the Constitution is to eliminate the Constitution by destroying it. Their idea of ‘keeping the world safe (this goes for RPs as well) is by controlling us and eliminating the cultural differences that make the US unique via integration/immigration.

    Huh?

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:47:14 AM PDT · 52 of 64
    Chgogal to Theoria; logi_cal869
    Another little outcome of the Iraq War that no one talks about, ESPECIALLY on FR:

    Libya gives up its chemical and nuclear programs after US’ decisive victory in Iraq

    http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/LibyaChronology
    The factors that induced Libya to give up its weapons programs are debatable. Many Bush administration officials have emphasized the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of Iraq, as well as the October 2003 interdiction of a ship containing nuclear-related components destined for Libya, as key factors in Tripoli’s decision.

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/22/gadhafi.interview/
    TRIPOLI, Libya (CNN) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in an exclusive interview with CNN, acknowledged Monday that the war in Iraq may have played a role in his decision to dismantle his country's weapons of mass destruction programs.

    http://www.economist.com/node/2313236
    FANCY Muammar Qaddafi of all people coming up with such a handsome present. On December 19th America and Britain disclosed that nine months of secret talks with Libya had persuaded Mr Qaddafi to give up weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and open his secret facilities for inspection. This is splendid enough news in itself. Since it was probably Libya's dictator who ordered the bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie in 1988, it is better for such a man not to have chemical or atomic bombs. But the news has also given George Bush and Tony Blair an extra dividend from their Iraq war. They can now argue that the example they made of Saddam Hussein has brought a rogue state in from the cold.

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:41:26 AM PDT · 48 of 64
    Chgogal to logi_cal869

    I wish I were as powerful as Alinsky. Alas, I am not. You have to give the Communists, DemocRats, Socialists, et al. credit. They never piss on themselves. We conservatives, republicans, FReepers, et al. do.

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:36:23 AM PDT · 46 of 64
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    Do you know how much it cost the US to keep Iraq's No Fly Zone up all those years? What are you, the Dems and the cowardly GOP presidential candidates talking about? We were in Iraq already. After 9/11 things changed.

    Here is some reading for you bud:
    http://www.australianpolitics.com/news/2002/10/02-10-11.shtml

    October 11, 2002
    The following resolution was passed 296-133 by the House of Representatives and 77-23 by the Senate on October 10 and 11, 2002:

    Joint Resolution to Authorize the use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq.

    Whereas in 1990 in response to Iraq's war of aggression against and illegal occupation of Kuwait, the United States forged a coalition of nations to liberate Kuwait and its people in order to defend the national security of the United States and enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq;

    Whereas after the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, Iraq entered into a United Nations sponsored cease-fire agreement pursuant to which Iraq unequivocally agreed, among other things, to eliminate its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs and the means to deliver and develop them, and to end its support for international terrorism;

    Whereas the efforts of international weapons inspectors, United States intelligence agencies, and Iraqi defectors led to the discovery that Iraq had large stockpiles of chemical weapons and a large scale biological weapons program, and that Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons development program that was much closer to producing a nuclear weapon than intelligence reporting had previously indicated;

    Whereas Iraq, in direct and flagrant violation of the cease-fire, attempted to thwart the efforts of weapons inspectors to identify and destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction stockpiles and development capabilities, which finally resulted in the withdrawal of inspectors from Iraq on October 31, 1998;

    Whereas in 1998 Congress concluded that Iraq's continuing weapons of mass destruction programs threatened vital United States interests and international peace and security, declared Iraq to be in ‘material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations’ and urged the President ‘to take appropriate action, in accordance with the Constitution and relevant laws of the United States, to bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations’ (Public Law 105-235);

    Whereas Iraq both poses a continuing threat to the national security of the United States and international peace and security in the Persian Gulf region and remains in material an unacceptable breach of its international obligations by, among other things, continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability, actively seeking a nuclear weapons capability, and supporting and harboring terrorist organizations;

    Whereas Iraq persists in violating resolutions of the United Nations Security Council by continuing to engage in brutal repression of its civilian population thereby threatening international peace and security in the region, by refusing to release, repatriate, or account for non-Iraqi citizens wrongfully detained by Iraq, including an American serviceman, and by failing to return property wrongfully seized by Iraq from Kuwait;

    Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations and its own people;

    Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its continuing hostility toward, and willingness to attack, the United States, including by attempting in 1993 to assassinate former President Bush and by firing on many thousands of occasions on United States and Coalition Armed Forces engaged in enforcing the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council;

    Whereas members of al-Qaida, an organization bearing responsibility for attacks on the United States, its citizens, and interests, including the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, are known to be in Iraq;

    Whereas Iraq continues to aid and harbor other international terrorist organizations, including organizations that threaten the lives and safety of American citizens;

    Whereas the attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, underscored the gravity of the threat posed by the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by international terrorist organizations;

    Whereas Iraq's demonstrated capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction, the risk that the current Iraqi regime will either employ those weapons to launch a surprise attack against the United States or its Armed Forces or provide them to international terrorists who would do so, and the extreme magnitude of harm that would result to the United States and its citizens from such an attack, combine to justify action by the United States to defend itself;

    Whereas United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 authorizes the use of all necessary means to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 660 and subsequent relevant resolutions and to compel Iraq to cease certain activities that threaten international peace and security, including the development of weapons of mass destruction and refusal or obstruction of United Nations weapons inspections in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 687, repression of its civilian population in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688, and threatening its neighbors or United Nations operations in Iraq in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 949;

    Whereas Congress in the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1) has authorized the President ‘to use United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 (1990) in order to achieve implementation of Security Council Resolutions 660, 661, 662, 664, 665, 666, 667, 669, 670, 674, and 677’;

    Whereas in December 1991, Congress expressed its sense that it ‘supports the use of all necessary means to achieve the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 as being consistent with the Authorization of Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1),’ that Iraq's repression of its civilian population violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 and ‘constitutes a continuing threat to the peace, security, and stability of the Persian Gulf region,’ and that Congress, ‘supports the use of all necessary means to achieve the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688’;

    Whereas the Iraq Liberation Act (Public Law 105-338) expressed the sense of Congress that it should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove from power the current Iraqi regime and promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime;

    Whereas on September 12, 2002, President Bush committed the United States to ‘work with the United Nations Security Council to meet our common challenge’ posed by Iraq and to ‘work for the necessary resolutions,’ while also making clear that ‘the Security Council resolutions will be enforced, and the just demands of peace and security will be met, or action will be unavoidable’;

    Whereas the United States is determined to prosecute the war on terrorism and Iraq's ongoing support for international terrorist groups combined with its development of weapons of mass destruction in direct violation of its obligations under the 1991 cease-fire and other United Nations Security Council resolutions make clear that it is in the national security interests of the United States and in furtherance of the war on terrorism that all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions be enforced, including through the use of force if necessary;

    Whereas Congress has taken steps to pursue vigorously the war on terrorism through the provision of authorities and funding requested by the President to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such persons or organizations;

    Whereas the President and Congress are determined to continue to take all appropriate actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such persons or organizations;

    Whereas the President has authority under the Constitution to take action in order to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States, as Congress recognized in the joint resolution on Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40); and

    Whereas it is in the national security of the United States to restore international peace and security to the Persian Gulf region: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This joint resolution may be cited as the ‘Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq’.

    SEC. 2. SUPPORT FOR UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS.

    The Congress of the United States supports the efforts by the President to -

    strictly enforce through the United Nations Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions applicable to Iraq and encourages him in those efforts; and
    obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions.
    SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
    (a) AUTHORIZATION- The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to -

    defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and
    enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.
    (b) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION- In connection with the exercise of the authority granted in subsection (a) to use force the President shall, prior to such exercise or as soon thereafter as may be feasible, but no later than 48 hours after exercising such authority, make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that -
    reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and
    acting pursuant to this resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorists attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
    (c) WAR POWERS RESOLUTION REQUIREMENTS-
    SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION- Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.
    APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS- Nothing in this resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.
    SEC. 4. REPORTS TO CONGRESS.
    (a) The President shall, at least once every 60 days, submit to the Congress a report on matters relevant to this joint resolution, including actions taken pursuant to the exercise of authority granted in section 3 and the status of planning for efforts that are expected to be required after such actions are completed, including those actions described in section 7 of Public Law 105-338 (the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998).

    (b) To the extent that the submission of any report described in subsection (a) coincides with the submission of any other report on matters relevant to this joint resolution otherwise required to be submitted to Congress pursuant to the reporting requirements of Public Law 93-148 (the War Powers Resolution), all such reports may be submitted as a single consolidated report to the Congress.

    (c) To the extent that the information required by section 3 of Public Law 102-1 is included in the report required by this section, such report shall be considered as meeting the requirements of section 3 of Public Law 102-1.

    State of the Union Address 2003:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/onpolitics/transcripts/bushtext_012803.html

    Twelve years ago, Saddam Hussein faced the prospect of being the last casualty in a war he had started and lost. To spare himself, he agreed to disarm of all weapons of mass destruction.

    For the next 12 years, he systematically violated that agreement. He pursued chemical, biological and nuclear weapons even while inspectors were in his country.

    Nothing to date has restrained him from his pursuit of these weapons: not economic sanctions, not isolation from the civilized world, not even cruise missile strikes on his military facilities.

    Almost three months ago, the United Nations Security Council gave Saddam Hussein his final chance to disarm. He has shown instead utter contempt for the United Nations and for the opinion of the world.

    The 108 U.N. inspectors were sent to conduct—were not sent to conduct a scavenger hunt for hidden materials across a country the size of California. The job of the inspectors is to verify that Iraq's regime is disarming.

    It is up to Iraq to show exactly where it is hiding its banned weapons, lay those weapons out for the world to see and destroy them as directed. Nothing like this has happened. The United Nations concluded in 1999 that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons materials sufficient to produce over 25,000 liters of anthrax; enough doses to kill several million people. He hasn't accounted for that material. He has given no evidence that he has destroyed it.

    The United Nations concluded that Saddam Hussein had materials sufficient to produce more than 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin; enough to subject millions of people to death by respiratory failure. He hasn't accounted for that material. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed it.

    Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent. In such quantities, these chemical agents could also kill untold thousands. He's not accounted for these materials. He has given no evidence that he has destroyed them. U.S. intelligence indicates that Saddam Hussein had upwards of 30,000 munitions capable of delivering chemical agents. Inspectors recently turned up 16 of them, despite Iraq's recent declaration denying their existence. Saddam Hussein has not accounted for the remaining 29,984 of these prohibited munitions. He has given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

    From three Iraqi defectors we know that Iraq, in the late 1990s, had several mobile biological weapons labs. These are designed to produce germ warfare agents and can be moved from place to a place to evade inspectors. Saddam Hussein has not disclosed these facilities. He has given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

    The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed in the 1990s that Saddam Hussein had an advanced nuclear weapons development program, had a design for a nuclear weapon and was working on five different methods of enriching uranium for a bomb.

    The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.

    Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production.

    Saddam Hussein has not credibly explained these activities. He clearly has much to hide.

    The dictator of Iraq is not disarming. To the contrary, he is deceiving.

    From intelligence sources, we know, for instance, that thousands of Iraqi security personnel are at work hiding documents and materials from the U.N. inspectors, sanitizing inspection sites and monitoring the inspectors themselves.

    Iraqi officials accompany the inspectors in order to intimidate witnesses. Iraq is blocking U-2 surveillance flights requested by the United Nations.

    Iraqi intelligence officers are posing as the scientists inspectors are supposed to interview. Real scientists have been coached by Iraqi officials on what to say.

    Intelligence sources indicate that Saddam Hussein has ordered that scientists who cooperate with U.N. inspectors in disarming Iraq will be killed, along with their families.

    Year after year, Saddam Hussein has gone to elaborate lengths, spent enormous sums, taken great risks to build and keep weapons of mass destruction. But why? The only possible explanation, the only possible use he could have for those weapons, is to dominate, intimidate or attack.

    With nuclear arms or a full arsenal of chemical and biological weapons, Saddam Hussein could resume his ambitions of conquest in the Middle East and create deadly havoc in that region.

    And this Congress and the American people must recognize another threat. Evidence from intelligence sources, secret communications and statements by people now in custody reveal that Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of Al Qaeda. Secretly, and without fingerprints, he could provide one of his hidden weapons to terrorists, or help them develop their own.

    Before September the 11th, many in the world believed that Saddam Hussein could be contained. But chemical agents, lethal viruses and shadowy terrorist networks are not easily contained.

    Imagine those 19 hijackers with other weapons and other plans, this time armed by Saddam Hussein. It would take one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known.

    We will do everything in our power to make sure that that day never comes.

    (APPLAUSE)

    Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike?

    If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words and all recriminations would come too late. Trusting in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein is not a strategy, and it is not an option.

    (APPLAUSE)

    The dictator who is assembling the world's most dangerous weapons has already used them on whole villages, leaving thousands of his own citizens dead, blind or disfigured.

    Iraqi refugees tell us how forced confessions are obtained: by torturing children while their parents are made to watch. International human rights groups have catalogued other methods used in the torture chambers of Iraq: electric shock, burning with hot irons, dripping acid on the skin, mutilation with electric drills, cutting out tongues, and rape.

    If this is not evil, then evil has no meaning.

    (APPLAUSE)

    And tonight I have a message for the brave and oppressed people of Iraq: Your enemy is not surrounding your country, your enemy is ruling your country.

    (APPLAUSE)

    And the day he and his regime are removed from power will be the day of your liberation. (APPLAUSE)

    The world has waited 12 years for Iraq to disarm. America will not accept a serious and mounting threat to our country and our friends and our allies.

    The United States will ask the U.N. Security Council to convene on February the 5th to consider the facts of Iraq's ongoing defiance of the world. Secretary of State Powell will present information and intelligence about Iraqi's—Iraq's illegal weapons programs, its attempts to hide those weapons from inspectors and its links to terrorist groups.

    We will consult, but let there be no misunderstanding: If Saddam Hussein does not fully disarm for the safety of our people, and for the peace of the world, we will lead a coalition to disarm him.

    Libya gives up its chemical and nuclear programs after US’ decisive victory in Iraq

    http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/LibyaChronology
    The factors that induced Libya to give up its weapons programs are debatable. Many Bush administration officials have emphasized the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of Iraq, as well as the October 2003 interdiction of a ship containing nuclear-related components destined for Libya, as key factors in Tripoli’s decision.

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/22/gadhafi.interview/
    TRIPOLI, Libya (CNN) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in an exclusive interview with CNN, acknowledged Monday that the war in Iraq may have played a role in his decision to dismantle his country's weapons of mass destruction programs.

    http://www.economist.com/node/2313236
    FANCY Muammar Qaddafi of all people coming up with such a handsome present. On December 19th America and Britain disclosed that nine months of secret talks with Libya had persuaded Mr Qaddafi to give up weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and open his secret facilities for inspection. This is splendid enough news in itself. Since it was probably Libya's dictator who ordered the bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie in 1988, it is better for such a man not to have chemical or atomic bombs. But the news has also given George Bush and Tony Blair an extra dividend from their Iraq war. They can now argue that the example they made of Saddam Hussein has brought a rogue state in from the cold.

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:14:58 AM PDT · 41 of 64
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    I wish you could read, digest, learn from history, but you can't and you don't. In your case it is hard.

    Not in mine. History proves that little wars like Iraq can be won.

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:13:32 AM PDT · 38 of 64
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    It became a mistake under Obama. The Iraq War was won by 2008.
  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:10:52 AM PDT · 33 of 64
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    Oh really? The Sunni Tribes and the Kurds allied themselves with Iran?
  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:09:50 AM PDT · 32 of 64
    Chgogal to Theoria

    Iraq fell to the US and its Bush’s Fighting Coalition (as opposed Obama’s Coalition). The US by 2008 and secured Iraq. Period. Obama won the election, claimed Iraq as a crowning achievement and then promptly lost the Iraq War by withdrawing US Forces. That is what happened.

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 8:04:57 AM PDT · 28 of 64
    Chgogal to Theoria
    And when Saddam dies? Then what? Civil war between the two brothers? Iran just stands on the sidelines?

    Please. Obama lost the Iraq and the Middle East. By mucking up the following:
    1. Egypt
    2. Libya
    3. Syria

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:57:30 AM PDT · 24 of 64
    Chgogal to Chgogal; Theoria
    I meant to say : “Iran always had a foot hold in Iraq.”
  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:55:23 AM PDT · 23 of 64
    Chgogal to Theoria
    Iran always had a foot hold in Iran. Iraq was in much better shape before Obama pulled out the troops. The negotiations of the SOFA was Obama’s responsibility. Obama and no interest in keeping US Troops in Iraq. Period. He followed through on his campaign promises.

    Here are two videos of the Obama Administration claiming Iraq is one of the Administration's “Greatest Achievements”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOcPCrGRs6k
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6BoQp2yBZE

    Now your LIBERAL revision of history is disgusting.

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:46:08 AM PDT · 18 of 64
    Chgogal to DesertRhino; Theoria
    BTTT
  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · 17 of 64
    Chgogal to Theoria
    You need to be Zotted,
  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:45:13 AM PDT · 16 of 64
    Chgogal to Theoria
    WTF?

    Even here on FR everything is Bush's Fault.

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:25:34 AM PDT · 8 of 64
    Chgogal to TomGuy
    Thanks for the info. There is no need for me to watch the “News” today.
  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:24:42 AM PDT · 7 of 64
    Chgogal to Kaslin
    Among Republicans, there has never been much interest in acknowledging what a catastrophe the Iraq war was.

    The catastrophe of the Iraq War was the Obama Administration. The US Military pull out left a vacuum that Iran and ISIS were happy to fill. Standing O for O and an epic fail for Stevie.

    Also, I am so glad that Obama had nothing to do with Libya. Hey Chapman (aka Obama’s Butt Boy), how many sets of knee pads have you gone through in the last seven years?

  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:17:02 AM PDT · 4 of 64
    Chgogal to Kaslin
    http://bio.tribune.com/stevechapman

    Born in Brady, Texas in 1954, Chapman grew up in Midland and Austin. He attended Harvard University, where he was on the staff of The Harvard Crimson, and graduated with honors in 1976. He has been a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and has served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School.

    Chapman is another arrogant Harvard Grad. I have lost so much respect for the Ivy League.

  • Admiral Says Navy's Goal is 25 Percent Women in Each Ship, Squadron

    05/15/2015 1:46:21 PM PDT · 88 of 104
    Chgogal to C19fan
    Yo, Admiral, your effing goal is to win sea battles. I don't care how you do it, but do NOT tell me “your” goal is to have 25% of this or 33% of that. Win the G&& D$%$ war.
  • Obama seeks to reassure Gulf leaders amid specter of Iran, possible nuclear race

    05/14/2015 11:32:03 PM PDT · 6 of 15
    Chgogal to BenLurkin
    There is going to be a nuclear arms race in the Mideast because Obama’s incompetence.
  • Why Didn't Jeb Bush See Iraq Question Coming?

    05/14/2015 11:23:21 PM PDT · 18 of 19
    Chgogal to jimbo123
    There is no excuse for any of the GOP presidential candidates NOT to be prepared.

    Here are some points to handle the Iraq question:

    1. Reiterate points made in Bush's 2003 state of the union address;
    2. Admit like in all wars mistakes were made but Iraq was won during Bush's administration as trumpeted by Biden and Obama in 2009 when they admitted Iraq was in great shape; and
    3. The big mistake was made by Obama by pulling out US military might.

    The result of of Obama’s HUGE mistake led to the following:
    1. It allowed the unpopular Shia elected government to act even more irresponsible;
    2. The US had no human intelligence;
    3. The US lost all credibility in the region;
    4. Finally, Obama’s apology tour, Arab Spring adventure in Egypt, support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Libya Adventure and the Syrian Red line back track only inspires our enemies, i.e. Iran.

  • Students discover ‘ginormous bugs’ in Michelle O lunch

    05/14/2015 11:20:05 PM PDT · 17 of 30
    Chgogal to Nachum
    Nah, protein. ; )

    This is what Michelle is planning for the kids down the road. ; )
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/photos/markets-dare-partake-scorpion-starfish-larvae-12053666/image-12066073

  • When US Troops Left Too Soon

    05/14/2015 11:16:31 PM PDT · 42 of 73
    Chgogal to TomasUSMC
    BTTT

    A voice of sanity and reason on FR. Who knew?

  • 'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

    05/14/2015 11:14:40 PM PDT · 13 of 95
    Chgogal to dfwgator
    RIP. Saw him at the Kingston Mines in Chicago.
  • Rand Paul: ‘I Am Not an Isolationist’

    05/14/2015 11:01:44 PM PDT · 76 of 76
    Chgogal to sargon; WilliamIII
    I understand your POV. But this past week seeing how the GOP presidential candidates handled the Iraq question really pissed me off.

    Here is how I would handle it.

    1. Reiterate points made in Bush's 2003 state of the union address;
    2. Admit like in all wars mistakes were made but Iraq was won during Bush's administration as trumpeted by Biden and Obama in 2009 when they admitted Iraq was in great shape; and
    3. The big mistake was made by Obama by pulling out US military might.

    The result of of Obama’s HUGE mistake led to the following:
    1. It allowed the unpopular Shia elected government to act even more irresponsible;
    2. The US had no human intelligence;
    3. The US lost all credibility in the region;
    4. Finally, Obama’s apology tour, Arab Spring adventure in Egypt, support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Libya Adventure and the Syrian Red line back track only inspires our enemies, i.e. Iran.

    So, what do I do? I go to FR for some solace and what to I see WilliamIII comments.

  • Your brother created Isis, US student tells Jeb Bush

    05/14/2015 10:45:19 PM PDT · 59 of 84
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    Obama lost Iraq. Period.
  • State Department rejects call for Iran deal to affirm Israel's 'right to exist' (Marie Harf)

    05/14/2015 10:43:54 PM PDT · 99 of 99
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    No, Obama withdrew US military might out of Iraq. Obama handed Iraq on a silver plate to Iran.
  • The Enemy of My Enemy

    05/14/2015 10:42:16 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    No, Obama withdrew US might out of Iraq. He gave Iraq to Iran.
  • Covert US support for Iranian operations in Iraq to become overt

    05/14/2015 10:41:08 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    No, Obama’s withdrawal of the US military in Iraq was the cause.
  • Covert US support for Iranian operations in Iraq to become overt

    05/14/2015 10:39:45 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    Iran was scared of the US when the US defeated Saddam. It was only after the Left, you and your kind, and the MSM decided that the war in Iraq was a failure with every car bomb that went off.

    How many times was Abu Ghraib on the front pages of the NTY? How many times was the death of an American Ambassador on the cover of the NYT? When was the last time the US lost an Ambassador?

  • White Widow terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite who was married to 7/7 bomber is 'killed by sniper in

    05/14/2015 10:33:38 PM PDT · 38 of 38
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    And in Iraq we installed a Muslim Shiite government when we overthrew Saddam.

    “Installed”, really?

  • On ISIS, neocons and liberal hawks have a 'boy who cried wolf' problem

    05/14/2015 10:30:26 PM PDT · 51 of 51
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    No, leaving Iraq created the disaster. Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. Even Obama and Biden trumpted the US’ victory in Iraq in 2009.
  • Rand Paul: ‘I Am Not an Isolationist’

    05/14/2015 10:27:38 PM PDT · 74 of 76
    Chgogal to WilliamIII
    To: WilliamIII
    And your point? The War on Poverty cost us $22 Trillion. And what the hell do we have to show for it? Race riots/protests are now nation wide.
    Bush won the war in Iraq PERIOD.

    It was a tough LITTLE war when compared to the great wars of the past that we did win at much greater costs. I repeat, Iraq was won. Obama, you and your buddies lost it. (Yeah, you aligned yourself with Communists like the Code Pink, CPUSA, and Democrats.

    Pussies like you allowed the MSM and the democrats to lose the Iraq war.

    I absolutely despise people like you.

  • Singapore-flagged ship comes under Iranian fire: UAE coastguard

    05/14/2015 7:25:27 PM PDT · 7 of 13
    Chgogal to dila813

    After listening to the GOP candidates this past week, Laura Ingraham, and after 8 years of Obama, the free world is screwed.

  • AG Vows to Advance Obama’s Push to End ‘Zero Tolerance’ School Discipline Policies

    05/14/2015 7:21:17 PM PDT · 3 of 22
    Chgogal to Nachum
    Twenty months left.....tic toc, tic toc.
  • IS GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS THE NEXT BRIAN WILLIAMS?

    05/14/2015 7:16:43 PM PDT · 14 of 29
    Chgogal to Steelfish
    I sure hope so.

    Never forget how Steffie helped out Obama and his Muslim faith:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw

    I will never forget nor forgive Steffie and the rest of LSM for NOT vetting Obama.

  • Amtrak Says It Was Just Months Away From Installing Safety System

    05/14/2015 7:11:27 PM PDT · 11 of 48
    Chgogal to Second Amendment First
    With all this bullencrapola about the ”positive train control system” that supposedly overrides the engineer, what makes The Leviathan so sure that the "positive train control system" is hack proof? Who the heck overrides the hacker?

    Bottom line, the engineer was speeding which caused the accident.

  • Stan Druckenmiller Sees ‘Massive' Problem Caused by Aging

    05/14/2015 6:01:05 PM PDT · 43 of 59
    Chgogal to 11th_VA
    Hand over all your wealth to the Leviathan, Drunkenweiser.
  • Are 90 million Americans not working or not looking for work? [A closer look at the numbers]

    05/13/2015 10:33:10 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    Chgogal to expat_panama
    FYI - a thread that will make you happy. ; )
  • Officials bowed to Obama, allowed teenage boys to use girls’ locker room: Angry parents in Virginia

    05/13/2015 10:23:32 AM PDT · 37 of 86
    Chgogal to HokieMom
    “PARENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OPT OUT OF THE LESSONS WHICH ARE MOVED FROM THE FLE CURRICULUM INTO THE HEALTH CURRICULUM.”

    Obama and his left wing minions sure know how to move their agenda. All I can say is pull your kid out and send him/her to a private school. Costs a lot of money but you won't get pushed around as much and you will have more say in the curriculum.

    Wow, just wow. And the Obama/DummycRat yokels can't figure out why little Obama and Michelle don't know how to read, write, do arithmetic and/or cursive? They are too busy teaching a girl that she may want to be a boy some day, or maybe she really just loves girls in that special way, but just in case she IS abnormally normal, she will have to learn how to put a condom on a banana.