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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, 08:16 AM
 
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Originally Posted by CCbaxter View Post
Its when trump says stupid $hit like this that people think he's a moron or a liar.
You folks will never understand Trump's appeal...when he says stuff like this he gets more votes than ever. Watch him steamroll Indiana today then take CA too.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:18 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Spoils of war. Gotta get reparations from somewhere.

Yeah, just like a mugger jumping someone and justifying taking their wallet because they were scuffling.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:24 AM
Status: "Not MY government" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Hiding from dumb people
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The oil? We should just seize the entire country and make it US territory.
Stop *****-footing around already and do what needs to be done.
Either that or just level the entire region.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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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.
Sheesh.

I wonder why you think that all of Iraq's other customers would consent to stand idly by while the world's largest military and largest economic engine appropriated the lion's share of the world's remaining oil for itself.

You think we're paying too much for oil wars NOW?????
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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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.
Well, I volunteer THEM to be the ones to move to Iraq to occupy it. I am sure not willing to live in a nuke zone to get the oil out.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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If it benefits the US, I am all for it.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:00 PM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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So the best plan is to take a bad idea and double down on it? Brilliant. So let's just say we occupy Iraq and it costs us nothing (maybe the Mexicans can do it), then we figure out the logistics on moving 5 million barrels of oil every day to market. The the US government sells the oil on the international commodities exchange. So the government controls the means of production, takes the money, and redistributes is among the people. Isn't that communism?
Add to that the fact that the government is now competing against other domestic oil producers. Isn't that picking winners and losers in the marketplace? Maybe you guys ought to take another look at Bernie!
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:02 PM
 
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We need to get out of their country all together instead of scheming to loot it further
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by Frank DeForrest View Post
We need to get out of their country all together instead of scheming to loot it further
Don't agree with you often, but absolutely on this one.

Trump will bring us another 9/11 (or 7/11, as he calls it).

He talks about banning Muslims, stealing their oil, and then in his big teleprompter speech says he will get countries in the Mideast to help us in the region.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:21 PM
 
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If Trump had his way, Saddam would still be leading Iraq.
When he says "take the oil", he's only referring to the terrorist groups.
I voted "no", because it's not our oil. We caused this mess.
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