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Old 12-25-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Christmas blasts kill at least 40 in Iraq

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Attacks including bombs that exploded in a market near a church in Baghdad have killed at least 44 people across Iraq...

"Two roadside bombs exploded in a popular market in Dura, killing 35 people and wounding 56," interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan told AFP, referring to a religiously mixed south Baghdad area.
Iraq's Christian population has fallen from over 900,000 before the 2003 invasion to perhaps 400,000 today, as around half of the community has fled due to violence and threats.

Far from "liberating" many Iraqis or providing "freedom," the war led to widespread ethnic cleansing of religious minorities - for example, the biggest single car bombing of the war took place in a village of Yazidis, most of whom follow a pre-Islamic religion related to Zoroastrianism. Nearly 800 died, out of a Iraqi population of only a few tens of thousands.

This is something to keep in mind the next time anyone calls for America to "intervene" in the Mideast or Central Asia, be it Iran or Syria or wherever else.
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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It was far better with Saddam in power keeping the factions in check with an iron fist. A lot of the cultures in this world are not compatible with American style democracy (which is currently a joke.)
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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More hate and murder from the religion of intolerance and yet they seem to get a free pass.

Otherwise, where is the outrage?

Even here, a number of views and no posts.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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If you draw a circle with Mecca at the center, and a radius of about 2000 miles, approx. 80 pct of the world's armed conflicts will be inside of the circle.

Wars in the World » Map Ongoing Conflicts until December 2013
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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More hate and murder from the religion of intolerance and yet they seem to get a free pass.

Otherwise, where is the outrage?

Even here, a number of views and no posts.
Why should any of us be outraged? If i'm outraged about anything, it's the 4500 Americans that died in Iraq for NOTHING.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Yep, the far right does not seem interested in or capable of foreseeing complications and unexpected consequences. American lives lost needlessly and a half million Christians displaced because of their schemes is just fine, but a botched website is impeachable! They have no shame whatsoever.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Yep, the far right does not seem interested in or capable of foreseeing complications and unexpected consequences. American lives lost needlessly and a half million Christians displaced because of their schemes is just fine, but a botched website is impeachable! They have no shame whatsoever.
Total cheap shot. When we went to Iraq, polling showed that 70% of Americans supported the invasion. Do you believe that 70% of Americans are defined as "far right?" That is basically what your statement implies.

For that matter many on the far-right were actually opposed (most libertarian-oriented types were). I was opposed when it was first proposed. I figured that Saddam was contained, and he was not our problem. Later I changed my mind on the grounds that a reasonable case had been made. There was the long history of Saddam's penchant for developing and using advanced weaponry. There was the newly demonstrated ability of a terror network to strike on US soil. And various other considerations.

The execution was poor, we all know that now. But that is difficult to foresee. I don't have a crystal ball. I know some lefties seem to believe that they do.

And where has any leading Republican said that a botched web site is impeachable? Link? Quote? Nobody is saying that. When you put words into the other side's mouth, what you're basically doing is debating yourself. What exactly is the point in doing that?
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:26 PM
 
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Another perfect example of what W's lies to go to war with Iraq have caused.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Another perfect example of what W's lies to go to war with Iraq have caused.
//www.city-data.com/forum/polit...ll-should.html
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:01 AM
 
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