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Old 09-12-2019, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/don...olton-n1051986

Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser
"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," Trump tweeted.



Can't say that bothers me at all.
I was never a fan of Bolton so kind of glad he's gone and wonder why Trump picked him in the first place. The only legitimate criticism I have on Trump is some of his picks have been pretty lousy but I think Spicer and Sarah were home runs (grand slam in Sarah's case).
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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Why is Trump backing the Saudi slaughter in Yemen? Because they stay at his hotel?
War is hell. Does anyone really question that? Are there US troops fighting for the Saudis in Yemen? No? Well... there's your answer.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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War is hell. Does anyone really question that? Are there US troops fighting for the Saudis in Yemen? No? Well... there's your answer.
Trump recently vetoed a bi-partisan bill to cut off U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the Yemen slaughter. Was Trump right in vetoing that bill?
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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Trump recently vetoed a bi-partisan bill to cut off U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the Yemen slaughter. Was Trump right in vetoing that bill?
Why can't the US sell whatever it wants to whomever it wants? And the same is true of other countries. They can sell whatever they want to whichever countries want to buy.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Why can't the US sell whatever it wants to whomever it wants? And the same is true of other countries. They can sell whatever they want to whichever countries want to buy.
Whatever. But speaking for myself I'd prefer to not have my tax dollars buying arms that are being used to kill people who have never done me any harm. Apparently your feeling is it's "nothing personal, just business".
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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Whatever. But speaking for myself I'd prefer to not have my tax dollars buying arms that are being used to kill people who have never done me any harm.
If you're not Saudi or Yemeni, you have no problem. Saudi money is buying the weapons. Their taxpayers might have an issue with it, but that's none of the US' business.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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If you're not Saudi or Yemeni, you have no problem. Saudi money is buying the weapons. Their taxpayers might have an issue with it, but that's none of the US' business.
Let them buy their arms and bombs from somebody else.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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Let them buy their arms and bombs from somebody else.
They can buy them from whomever they want. The point is that US taxpayers are NOT paying for them.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Why can't the US sell whatever it wants to whomever it wants? And the same is true of other countries. They can sell whatever they want to whichever countries want to buy.
Ummm, maybe for the same reasons we are trying to prevent NK and Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons? Were we ok with Cuba and missiles? Saudi is very corrupt country that for the first time is trying to project offensive power toward their neighbors. They are obviously not very good at it.

One would think that a war should have a diplomatic objective besides total annihilation.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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I'm watching it now that I'm home for work.


Tucker is right - Bolton is a man of the Left. As was Bush. And all the neocons in government today - they're all liberals.
Funny how all these Trump appointees turn out to be stupid secret liberals, isn't it?
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