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Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan Have Created Disasters

March 24, 2013

Americans have forgotten about the Iraq war, which began 10 years ago this week, and the Afghan war, the longest in American history, but the U.S....

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GioAllie

Mar-24-13 8:53 AM

Actually over $3 trillion, sir--but were we not "promised"-among other things- by that administration, that the Iraqi "oil revenues" would offset a large portion of those war costs?

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50s4ever

Mar-24-13 9:07 AM

Looks more like a left winger than a Libertarian wrote this. Sounds a lot like Detroit.

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Howard

Mar-24-13 10:01 AM

"The enormity of the crime committed by the Bush administration.." It is surprising to see this published in this newspaper. Had a democrat done the same you KNOW the republicans would have impeached.

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GioAllie

Mar-24-13 10:24 AM

Howard -I would respectfully disagree. When the world realized the enormous scam perpetrated by the cheney and Wolfowitz club, they[dems] would have, I'm sure, preferred to keep gw right where he was.

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50s4ever

Mar-24-13 10:31 AM

Sure howie...like Vietnam, Bosnia, Somalia, WW2 and Korea...and still Afghanistan.

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dengo45

Mar-24-13 11:18 AM

I believe that if war is declared the government should impose the draft and start rationing. Then the wars would not last as long.

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GioAllie

Mar-24-13 12:25 PM

notice that those who "declare" war, seldom send those close to them to fight their wars.

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GioAllie

Mar-24-13 12:47 PM

the same group that promised "Iraqi oil revenues," are the same war mongers that stated " we will be greeted with flowers in the streets" and we will be seen as liberators" and "mission accomplished", and "slam dunk" and "watch this drive."

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50s4ever

Mar-24-13 1:09 PM

Draft women.

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Howard

Mar-24-13 2:45 PM

50s4ever, Vietnam? You better catch up on what tricky dick did to keep the war going so he could get elected. The Johnson tapes just came out. The war was over in 1968, until nixon stopped it - check it out. Besides - there is no comparison - Iraq wasn't doing anything. We just invaded. You really have to give that one up.

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50s4ever

Mar-24-13 5:39 PM

Take it from someone who was there for 57 mos from 1964 'til 1970 howie....you are full of crap. Several of my graduating class were assigned there in Feb 1963.

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50s4ever

Mar-24-13 7:11 PM

I have friends who live there, and one who spent the rest of his life in a re-education camp. I went from military to DOD to Foreign service. Do not presume to educate me on Vietnam because you read some blog that would please Kerry.

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GioAllie

Mar-24-13 9:20 PM

Kerry? Did the author or anyone else reference pleasing Kerry? Lunacy....

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Howard

Mar-24-13 10:27 PM

50s4ever, I'm talking about new information that just came out last week. The war would have been over had nixon not stopped it. I need not go into detail as you should have heard about the Johnson tapes that were released last week.

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formerlyphil

Mar-24-13 10:39 PM

"Iraq wasn't doing anything. We just invaded."

yup. saddam didn't gas 50,000 of his own men, women, & children in '88. yes i understand '88 isn't the 90s or the new mellennium but the area was ripe for regime change. yes, i posted that.

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Seadog

Mar-25-13 12:08 AM

Hey Howie, did you carry an M16 in Nam? Just wondering.

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GioAllie

Mar-25-13 11:07 AM

Howard, I doubt that the righties are interested in those "Johnson" tapes--oh they are aware-----a bit on the embarrassing side of history.

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Howard

Mar-25-13 11:28 AM

formerlyphil, how many countries have and are doing as much or worse than Saddam? You would have to do more than take off you shoes to count them. Shall we invade all of those, also? What a lame of an excuse for war.

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Howard

Mar-25-13 11:30 AM

Very embarrassing, GioAllie, but more important all of those lives and injuries that could have been avoided except for one person's political ambitions. So sad what we learn so far after the fact.

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Howard

Mar-25-13 11:32 AM

No Seadog, I did not carry an M16 in Nam. Just answering.

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Howard

Mar-25-13 11:45 AM

There is a disagree on me being in Nam. Who are you? Where did you see me?

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GioAllie

Mar-25-13 2:30 PM

2 guesses, possibly 3.

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GioAllie

Mar-25-13 3:36 PM

tricky dick doesn't see any disasters, as a result of his decisions, he said he would not have done anything differently--he needs help, doesn't he?

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Howard

Mar-26-13 10:40 AM

Must be the reason for the "silence of the posts" is the righties found the Johnson tapes and are in shock - as they and everyone else should be!

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GioAllie

Mar-26-13 11:26 AM

they have a tendency to avoid these embarrassing issues and questions. Must be "something in the water"--I read that somewhere.

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