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Old 07-22-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Did anyone in the government ever say they didn't want our troops home? The only one pushing pulling out on a time line was BO...Bush has always said the troops will come home...when Iraq is stable and everyone can declare a victory. they want us out....but even they don't want to give false hope to a specific timeline. They know themselves 2 years is a long time.
Uh, huh...What constitutes victory?
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Interesting question.

What injuries should vets be certain to have in the course of defending the Country? We certainly wouldn't want any of them to miss out on the broad consensus.
I understand where your coming from but you can't degrade someone for defending our country....especially if you never have which is why BO stays away from that argument.

So should the OP of that comment I answered.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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Rumsfeld obviously thought we could run a little slimmer....
Yes he did. His intentions were to remove a lot of the ground troops in place of remote controlled equipment and such...a noble effort that didn't work out so well.....at this time in technology....It's coming fast though.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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I don't know. The people I've met, 20-somethings, who like BO all claim that they don't like him but are voting for him because they believe he's surrounded by people who'll make the right call. (Silly kids, they think the safety net has safety nets. LOL.)

You're in LA? That probably explains why you think America likes him... Hell, you probably think America likes LA. (hehe) The press is made up of leftists-- as far as I can tell-- they don't mean much in my book.

In the end, we're voting for a guy who will be responsible for keeping order-- Islamo-Fascist attacks creeping through our declining military (Clinton-style) isn't keeping us safe. Government has one job: Order. As we get close, I'd rather have the shaky hand with the experienced mind than the theorist with the quick hand to socialism...
Actually he (Obama) is pretty popular, and I'm over here in the GOP stronghold of Texas.

If you think Government's sole job is to keep order, then your beliefs fly in the face of the men who established the country you live in. Perhaps you could move to a police state if all you're concerned about is your personal safety.

Security is for the weak, I'll take my freedom, sir!
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Uh, huh...What constitutes victory?
Self sufficient free Iraq. When they ask us to leave saying they got it handled we will leave. As of the latest reply they want by the end of 2010....hopefully...but in the same sense they also understand ever changing conditions....Bush has always stood by that position. Would it have been very smart to start the Iraq war and say we will be done by 2006 in October no matter what the conditions are?
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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Actually he (Obama) is pretty popular, and I'm over here in the GOP stronghold of Texas.

If you think Government's sole job is to keep order, then your beliefs fly in the face of the men who established the country you live in. Perhaps you could move to a police state if all you're concerned about is your personal safety.

Security is for the weak, I'll take my freedom, sir!
Tell that to the 500,000 (439 billion) civilian army that is being proposed by BO....sure doesn't seem free.....I wonder what the police, army, ATF, DEA, ATF, FBI, CIA....ect would think...
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: At my computador
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If you think Government's sole job is to keep order, then your beliefs fly in the face of the men who established the country you live in.
Please cite references.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Lincoln felt that the role of Government was to provide for the people that which it could not do as well individually, what the Government could do collectively.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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Self sufficient free Iraq. When they ask us to leave saying they got it handled we will leave. As of the latest reply they want by the end of 2010....hopefully...but in the same sense they also understand ever changing conditions....Bush has always stood by that position. Would it have been very smart to start the Iraq war and say we will be done by 2006 in October no matter what the conditions are?
Umm..No?
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Please cite references.
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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Should I spell out what the intention of that sentence is, sir?
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