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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 05-04-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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It's not stealing, but prevention of rivals/enemies like Iran and ISIS from getting stronger. It's petrodollar enforcement, we have to balance the budget at home for the good of the world economy. The US is the economic engine of the world and we must maintain economic health of our monetary system, no more borrowing.

There are many lawless countries around the world, where if provided with US military security, the extraction of resources could be greatly increased, and not only turn a profit for the US government, but improve the living standard of the local population by creating jobs, better education, birth control funding, providing stability is the key to allowing many third world nations to rise up. Syria, Nigeria, Yemen, Iraq, Venezuela, Cuba, they could all benefit from a US merger in one way or another, so long as the US gets it's cut. If there is economic benefit to both sides, The US and the local population, it should be under consideration. If the locals are savages, drive them out, take the land and give it to some other peoples that can tame it, but keep US rights to resource extraction until it runs out, in some cases this could provide income for decades, if not centuries.

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Old 05-04-2016, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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That would make little sense. We don't need more oil right now. Gas is cheaper than bottled water.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Basically to make good on Trump's statements we would have to reinvade Iraq and then spend years fending off the natives, guarding thousands of miles of oil fields, pipelines and seaports. What a great idea.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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The only real solution to rising oil costs and consumption is to switch to alternative energy, (ethanol and methanol),. I believe it was Brazil that did this and their economy boomed as a resulted. Oil companies don't like to hear this but its the truth. Taking oil from this place or that place are only temporary solutions. I'm not opposed to taking oil from Iraq, but its not the "cure-all" for rising oil prices.
can i ask why anyone in their right mind would not be opposed to taking oil from Iraq?

Oil is Iraq's primary source of income. Taking $15 trillion of it, which is what Trump said at one point, would set Iraq's economy back by decades and create 30 million enemies. I would suggest hundreds of thousands would likely attack the US occupational forces to get their oil back.

The US would become a criminal state and would be rightfully compared to Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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This the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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Need more votes for the poll, folks!
Thank you...... I Voted NO ... Why steal thier stuff??


When is the evil that this country has done for years going to stop??
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:22 PM
 
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so far most poll respondents have approved of stealing Iraq's oil

i have asked Public Policy Polling to do a scientific poll on this question
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Can someone who voted yes in this poll please explain their reasoning to me?
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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can i ask why anyone in their right mind would not be opposed to taking oil from Iraq?

Oil is Iraq's primary source of income. Taking $15 trillion of it, which is what Trump said at one point, would set Iraq's economy back by decades and create 30 million enemies. I would suggest hundreds of thousands would likely attack the US occupational forces to get their oil back.

The US would become a criminal state and would be rightfully compared to Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire.
Not to mention I doubt China and Russia would just sit quietly on the sidelines as we siphon the oil from Iraq. Oh I guess we'll just, "nuke their asses too" (sound of beer belch).

Hopefully Iraq will eventually obtain nuclear weapons, because an armed society is a more polite society, right?
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Take the oil from ISIS.. GOOD DEAL..
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