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View Poll Results: Should the US take $1.5 trillion in Iraqi oil?
Yes 67 47.52%
No 74 52.48%
Voters: 141. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-03-2016, 02:22 AM
 
Location: In the gawdforsaken desert
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https://youtu.be/TsMgF9LSWN4?t=3m53s

Here is Donald Trump, 5 years ago on CNN Money, saying the USA should have stolen Iraq's entire $15 trillion worth of oil.
It's not stealing - it's spoils of war.

That would be like saying we "stole" the country from the indians. We didn't steal it - we conquered it!

To the conquerors go the spoils. Deal with it.

And why should you and I have to pay for all the money squandered in the war(s).

I'm with Trump - nuke 'em and suck all the oil out.
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Stasis
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And why should you and I have to pay for all the money squandered in the war(s).
Because it was a war of choice that we started. Why did we squander money and send troops 1/2 around the world to invade a podunk nation?
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:31 AM
 
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I guess if we wanted to be the "American Empire" we would occupy Iraq indefinitely for the purpose of stealing its oil.

It's kind of sad that about half the voters so far think this is acceptable.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:42 AM
 
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No, Iraq needs it's resources to rebuild itself. Taking their resources will create more tensions in the middle east.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:45 AM
 
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I've heard so many extreme liberals lie and claim Bush did this, I wonder how many believe this already happened.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:47 AM
 
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The Saudis still owe us a trillion dollars for dealing with Saddam Hussein for them. At least Trump is on the right track even if I doubt he'd follow through. Beats a "Duhhh,.... Derrrrr.... ummmmm, Uhhhhhhh." from Obama at least.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:09 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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So it's Donny for Commander 'N Thief?
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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republicans have always been the favorite of the military. so no surprise there.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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Originally Posted by shihku7 View Post
https://youtu.be/TsMgF9LSWN4?t=3m53s

Here is Donald Trump, 5 years ago on CNN Money, saying the USA should have stolen Iraq's entire $15 trillion worth of oil.

Spoils of war. Gotta get reparations from somewhere.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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How do you "take" the oil? The US government would seize, renovate, and operate Iraqi oil wells, oil facilities, pipelines and docks, man them with tens of thousands of trusted US workers, and have the US military on the ground protecting it from end to end? And then what? Try and recoup the costs buy selling at below market prices? Right-wingers don't trust the government to do anything right.
If I recall, earlier this year, he said he will partner with Big Oil to handle the details.

No POTUS can deliver on any promise unless Congress goes along with it.

Assuming Trump wins the nomination, it's more likely the $ billion or so that Koch put together from other billionaires for a Super PAC will instead be invested in electing/ reelecting Senators and Reps who share their values.
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