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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

Carrie64 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 3:48 PM
Well said. The logical extension of the neoconservative, warmongering school of thought would be to do that very thing. And why not? The Federal Reserve can always print more money (some would call it counterfeiting) and the loss of American life in the cause of forcing "democracy" upon countries who are not willing to fight for it themselves is worth it, right? And the people who live in the countries we occupy don't mind if their family members are killed by our drones and our bombs either, right? That does not inspire others to become terrorists nor does it tarnish our image on the international stage, either. Obviously, Paul is a lunatic. Sheesh!
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

Carrie64 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 12:27 PM
The president said it was to find "weapons of mass destruction". He has since joked about that in public and people actually laughed. Unbelievable. We get the government we deserve.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

Carrie64 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 10:00 AM
The war in Iraq has cost many American lives for reasons which remain ambiguous and unclear. The war in Iraq has made a fortune for the MIC. The war in Iraq has made the families and friends of innocent civilians killed during the last quarter century hate the U.S. for occupying their country. The war in Iraq has added trillions of dollars in debt for future generations of Americans to remain enslaved to. An opinion put forth with quiet assurance is much more appealing than the unconvincing shout. All caps and name calling indicate a lack of convincing facts, courtesy, and decorum. It is ineffective as a means of winning reasonable people over to share a point of view. The presentation style is akin to that of a playground bully. It is apparent that polite, intelligent discourse is not the preferred method of communication for everyone. To each his own.
- poisoning of alcohol during Prohibition by the FBI - Gulf of Tonkin - Operation Mockingbird - CIA false witnesses - COINTELPRO - asbestos fiasco - Operation Northwoods - false treatment of black men with syphilis by the U.S. Public Health Service - Project MKUltra - the CIA's "heart attack gun" - Project Azorian - the Iran Contra scandal - the Kennedy assassination - Fast and Furious - PRISM - the yellowcake uranium forgery - the Keating Five (one of whom later ran for president - guess who?) - the Teapot Dome Scandal - My Lai Massacre - Abu Ghraib torture scandal This is short, partial list of a few instances when the "truthers" and "conspiracy nuts" were ultimately proved to be correct.
Don't hold your breath while waiting for a response.
I am not certain if any campaign money was spent on them or not but I am compelled to mention the Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (www.the-free-foundation.org), the Ron Paul Channel (www.ronpaulchannel.com) for truthful news, and the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (www.ronpaulinstitute.org). These are great organizations whose missions are to educate, enlighten, and promote freedom and liberty. Not bad for an old, washed-up, [retired] guy. Honesty, integrity, and a good moral compass get me every time ~ now more than ever.
[Sigh]. Civilized discourse could go a long way toward mending many of the rents in the fabric of our republic. It is so disheartening to read blatant disinformation and yet be hopeful of restoring liberty and freedom. Thanks for your encouraging words. We'll keep after it, eh?
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Lawsuits and Impeachment

Carrie64 Wrote: Jul 15, 2014 11:31 AM
If only the "crook in the WH" was our only problem... Unfortunately, the corruption goes far beyond the WH. It has permeated almost every level of government and it shows. I agree with impeachment because it is a constitutional remedy. A lawsuit? Political grandstanding, IMO. Why doesn't Boehner and the republican house defund Obamacare? The house controls the purse strings. Why aren't some IT personnel being dragged up to testify to congress about missing e-mails, hard drives, and morals? Why are they not abolishing the Federal Reserve (a private banking cartel - not federal and no reserves) and resuming their constitutional responsibility for coining money to protect us from the theft of the Fed? Why isn't someone being fired for dereliction of duty regarding Benghazi? These are all things which they should (and could) be doing which would actually CHANGE something. But, no. They are not interested in changing the status quo. They are not stupid. They are traitors to their offices, their oaths, and their country.
I agree with the commentary in the article because it is based upon common sense, logic and facts. More importantly, he addresses the causal nature of failed past policies and the repercussions they created. It is more important to cure the disease than to treat the symptoms.
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