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Cut Commitments, Not Muscle

HermanBB Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:54 PM
To William If we never went into Iraq and Afghanistan that certainly would have helped the budget dilemma. Did those wars make America a safer place?
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 8:45 PM
"You must be a shareholder in Haliburton."

No, he's probably a holder of a Rush/24 password. A good deal of the ignorance today comes from neocon talk radio.
Wolfgang6 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
Bullfeathers and horsehockey! After 9/11, as soon as the U.S. started intimating it would go into Afghanistan to pusue al Queda, the Taliban stated they would round up and hand every al Queda supporter in the country to us gift-wrapped if we didn't invade. That is documented. As for the war in Iraq - all that accomplished was destroying the balance of power - Iraq stymied anything Iran contemplated. You must be a shareholder in Haliburton.
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 5:01 PM
Herman,

Fools like TC are stil stuck in a talk radio created WWII mindset. He doesn't understand the US is dealing with 4th Generation forces here.
HermanBB Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:53 PM
To true

I had to laugh at your answer.

I'm an idiot for not seeing it?

What am I not seeing?
True Conservative! Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:30 PM
YES, and you're an idiot if you don't see it! Had we prosecuted the war against the jihadists a little more violently, it would be obvious we are safer, even to Buchananite fools.

In that year of happy memory, 1972, George McGovern, the Democratic nominee, declared he would chop defense by fully one-third.

A friendly congressman was persuaded to ask Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to expatiate on what this might mean.

The Pentagon replied the Sixth Fleet might have to be pulled out of the Med, leaving Israel without U.S. protection against the fleet of Adm. Sergei Gorshkov, and provided the congressman a list of U.S. bases that would have to be shut down.

Radio ads were run in the towns closest to the bases on the Pentagon list, declaring they would be...