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Old 02-08-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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...says nearly half of the American public, according to a recent AP Ipsos Poll:

) 48% said an Iraq pullout would help the economy "a great deal"
) 20% more said that it would help "somewhat"
) Even 18% of Republicans think getting out of Iraq would "help a lot", 69% of Democrats agree

The Associated Press: AP Poll: To Fix Economy, Get Out of Iraq (broken link)
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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Is that the only choices they had? I think getting out of Iraq could very well chnge the whole balance in the Middle east and shortly the world economy.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I tend to agree with the majority of Americans on this issue. Spending money that buys nothing or it can also be said this way. Giving the money to Halliburton and Blackwater gives nothing to the US.,,, Iraq is an endless hole sucking dollars down into the sand.

How many new schools, hospitals, bridges, highways, and the jobs that go with them could have been built in America with the 3Trillion or was it 7?

The nation could have spent money on research and production of non-gasoline vehicles and get off the oil tit of the middle-east. However corporate oil and big business have lobbyists in Washington wanting us to stay in Iraq. Burn the oil and drop the bombs, kill it if it moves and answer questions later.

Yep that’s the machine that generates our economy now and for the last 7 years. Bankrupt this nation and allow more foreign investors to buy up America and our businesses. What a plan this administration has had going.

It’s time to get our troops home, protect our borders, rebuild our own country and stay the H out of places that don’t want us there.

How can we possibly have a bad economy if Exxion/Mobile is making profits of $10 Billion per month?
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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From an article on Norway by Professor Franckie Shackelford:

"""After the occupation ended, Norwegians did not rush to create a department of homeland security. Instead they concentrated their efforts on domestic welfare, on collective solutions to health care and transportation issues, and on education. A healthy and literate electorate is partially responsible for Norway's topping the United Nations list of best places to live.""
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: southern california
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great idea. im for it.

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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That would be stupid, give up money in your pocket for pulling out of Iraq prematurely and then costing us more in the long run because of the safety factor.

Would someone please wake up and see the real deal on this, we pull out now and everything they worked for will be for nothing and Iraq will become a new Iran. Not good !!

Just how would pulling out of Iraq help our economy? I would really liek to know that one.

Boy I was right on this one, as soon as McCain was confirmed the rep party nominee the looney bin left would be back talking about the Iraq war again.

Nephew says to tell everyone to shut up sit down and let them do the work they VOLUNTEER to do. He is in Iraq as of right now and says progress is being made daily and is sick of hearing people want to pull out.

Stop listening to freako knucklehead like Michael Horror, he is a puffball of stupidity!
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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That would be stupid, give up money in your pocket for pulling out of Iraq prematurely and then costing us more in the long run because of the safety factor.

Would someone please wake up and see the real deal on this, we pull out now and everything they worked for will be for nothing and Iraq will become a new Iran. Not good !!

Just how would pulling out of Iraq help our economy? I would really liek to know that one.

Boy I was right on this one, as soon as McCain was confirmed the rep party nominee the looney bin left would be back talking about the Iraq war again.

Nephew says to tell everyone to shut up sit down and let them do the work they VOLUNTEER to do. He is in Iraq as of right now and says progress is being made daily and is sick of hearing people want to pull out.

Stop listening to freako knucklehead like Michael Horror, he is a puffball of stupidity!
The goal is not, and never should have been, creating a U.S. Territory in the Middle East. The fact that progress is being made is exactly the reason to start planning for a structured draw-down. Some people think that all hell will break loose the minute the last of our troops leave Baghdad. I think the opposite. Will the different tribes of Iraq get along peacefully after we leave. No, of course not, but that has been the situation there for centuries. Again, it's not our fault, we can't change it, and it's not our problem.

How does Iraq affect the economy? $250 Billion a year going toward "just us being there" is a big chunk of the national budget. And since the U.S. budget is going into debt every day, that DOES affect the economy. It greatly decreases our ability to invest in mass transit and alternative energy technology, which would decrease our demand on foreign fuel sources and also expand a huge new industry that could potentially employ hundreds of thousands of people.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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The $250 billion defense fundings accounts for 38 percent of the national budget. However, 6% goes towards iraq where the rest is spent on the military at many U.S. organizations. It goes into our economy.
Pulling the troops out of Iraq early would breach our national security and create a shift in the economy that would possibly create a temporary fix. Iraq will break into civil war and becomes a breeding ground for terrorists. After the next terrorist attack the economy would be paralized and shift back to what it is now because the democrats will decide they are pro war for 6 months until they forget what happened again. We would go back into Iraq and face a much more challenging war then we are in now.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Lets say we spend a total of a trillion on this adventure. Where does that money go? How much of is paid to US servicemen during their time of service and as benefits after they leave the service, nearly all of which will be channeled right back into the American economy.

How much of it is paid in contracts to no-bid war profiteers like Raytheon and Lochkeed Martin and Halliburton, which is largely corporate profits, that stays right here in the USA.

How much is paid to feed the troops those $25 snack trays they get from KBR---men that would have to eat if they were at home, too, paid for out of the US economy.

A small amount of it is paid for munitions that just get blown up, or weapons that become obsolete (although some of those can be recuycled back into Swat teams), but by far the bulk of the "cost of the war" is just recirculating American wealth among Amricans, which is what we call "economic growth".
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