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We are not at war with Islam, Islam is at war with us. The Muslims are here and prospering in America, whether through actual work or swamping the welfare system. When America admits that Islam is not a religion of peace, how can we do so without stating why? The Koran tells them to lie to infidels to gain any advantage, that non believers must eventually convert, be consistently persecuted, and can be killed for minor infractions and violations against Muslims. They are at war with us and we need a strategy to overcome their jihad, whether it be stealth which will eventually become violent whenever they gain an upper hand, or open Jihad and actively violent. It is a cancer for Western society that must be dealt with and will only become more difficult as time passes.
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Why We Must Revisit The Iraq War

Fire_Ready Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 9:28 AM
There were videos of convoys leaving Iraq for Syria shortly before the initial invasion. Ritter and the inspectors had a pretty good gig playing the shell game with Saddam and being treated as serious inspectors by the intelligentsia. It was just a waste, but was sort of amusing in a funny sort of way.
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Why We Must Revisit The Iraq War

Fire_Ready Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 9:13 AM
This article disgusts me. It is the ramblings of a coward that wants to be right and rationalizes his stance by what went wrong. He, and so many others, have forgotten WHY any intervention, anywhere, was even required. It is a form of PTSD, but for cowards. The attacks on 9/11/2001 were the starting point, NOT the desire to go after Saddam. After 9/11 the word went out by the world’s single super power for all terrorist supporting regimes to stand down. Libya’s Kaddafi and the others stood down. Saddam, due to the corrupt UN Food for Oil Program and Germany, Great Britain and Russia getting cheap oil, felt no need to stand down. Instead Saddam became more vocal. Saddam, the Germans and Russia believed the bunkers built would protect them and their refusal to go along with the US would cause America to saber rattle only, but eventually let it drop. But the resolve of America was not to be denied. The fear that went through our enemies as well as our allies was immense as they realized America could easily conquer the world if we so decided. Nobody was comfortable with the power displayed. The Iraq War was not to spread ‘democracy’, but to draw the terrorists to a central spot that we could control and exterminate terrorists. That being the goal, we were quite successful. Our troops controlled the ground, the air and the night. No bad weather, no mountainous regions, no underground tunnels. Bring them into Iraq, track them through aerial surveillance, and exterminate them. I call it “The Honey Factor” in that it drew terrorist resources of funding and personnel away from America to fight “The Great Satan” in Iraq. The biased media were used as fools submitting propaganda that the terrorists could win in Iraq, even as they were being slaughtered. If the truth of the futility of the terrorists in Iraq had been accurately reported, the terrorists would have abandoned that strategy and attacked American interests elsewhere. America lost a lot of good people, but all those many terrorists killed in Iraq never made it to American soil. Scott Ridder and the UN WMD Inspectors were a waste and a distraction. They got a lot of attention, gained international respect and made good money. But they NEVER considered “finding” WMD. They only went where their Iraqi handlers permitted them to go. If they had gotten close on their own to a destination that would have looked bad for Saddam, there would have been an “accident” and they would have been killed.
Not just Paul, but the Republican establishment. It makes them suspect. I can only imagine the damage that can be done as Republicans don't do what they have been on record as supporting. I think we need some courageous whistle blowers to shed light on the tactics being used.
The gorilla in the room: How many establishment Republicans have been compromised by the NSA and other agencies spying? Does anyone think they only targeted the Tea Party people? Whenever I see what used to be conservative Republicans compromising their principles, I think the spying has them in their web and the candidates are simply trying to keep their jobs and families from getting ruined by the vicious leftists behind the spying. Once compromised, they should just step down and let fresh and uncontaminated candidates step forward.
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Remembering Stanley Ann Dunham Obama

Fire_Ready Wrote: Nov 22, 2013 6:23 AM
The congress is mostly lawyers. Lawyers have leached onto the medical profession and made themselves rich. It has been the golden goose that just keeps on giving. They naturally look to the medical profession any time they need funds for free stuff to help with their reelections. We need tort reform, not health care (i.e. health insurance reform). We could save a lot revamping the legal system instead of the health system. Remove the bloated ticks (lawyers) from our economy, and the middle class would be expanded and the country would be much healthier and wealthier.
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