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The Forever War

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 9:23 AM
Pete: We're already bankrupt and more. That was Bin Laden's plan when he decided to attack the US on 9/11. He knew we'd overreact and get into a war we could not afford. He was right.
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The Forever War

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 9:22 AM
Under: What a load of dung. Pat says we need to stay out of all of these wars in the Middle East & Obama has been busy starting new ones. You DO realize, don't you, that ISIS was recruited and trained by the US to fight Assad? The fact that Obama is following YOUR policies is what has brought us so much trouble in the Middle East and elsewhere.
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Cheap Politicians

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:54 PM
K: Don't you see that by paying more, we would eventually attract a better group of applicants?
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Favors and Loot for Sale

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:43 PM
Jeff: What about the people who are running against the congresscritters? What do THEY do for money?
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Hold On, Mr. President

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:37 PM
Maxx: The FIRST treaty signed by the United States was with a Muslim country. They agreed to protect our shipping from pirates & they did it to the best of their ability.
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Hold On, Mr. President

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:34 PM
Mag: The US is the biggest funder of terrorists in human history -- except we call them "freedom fighters". The Taliban and al Qaeda were BOTH "freedom fighters" when the US funded them -- though they committed the same sort of acts and were considered terrorists by the Soviets. ISIS was intended to be a group of freedom fighters in Syria -- when the US funded and trained them. And the Sons of Liberty were considered terrorists by England. Don't you understand? Often one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter -- it depends on your point of view.
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Hold On, Mr. President

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:27 PM
Optimista: Do you think those 100,000 troops stayed in Afghanistan the entire time? Or do you think that people were rotated in and out of the country? And if they were rotated, don't you think the number of American in Afghanistan over the years was at least 450,000?
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Cheap Politicians

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:10 PM
Drew: They cost us so much because the pay offered is not enough to attract quality people.
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Cheap Politicians

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:09 PM
McCargar: No, not suddenly -- but eventually. And that is the point.
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Cheap Politicians

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:08 PM
David: Most soldiers are young people. We don't pay them much, but we pay them more than they could get on the outside.
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Cheap Politicians

Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:05 PM
Don: On the other hand, you get what you pay for. If all you are willing to pay for is self-seeking, power-hungry, would-be dictators, that is all you are going to get. Look, I think we could pick people at random and get better representation than we have now. Clearly, we are managing to attract the bottom of the barrel. How do you attract better candidates for a job? You pay more. Why would politics be any different?
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