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Obama's Foreign Policy Follies

loadstar Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 8:09 AM
Neo-CON alert! Jonah is a bright guy, but like most columnists on TH who write about the M.E., he is a hard-core neoCON, ie., Israel-Firster. Such thinking caused us to squander a good $1 TRILLION in Iraq. Saddam WAS a bad dude, but he OPPOSED Osama Bin Hidin' AND Iran, and was a check on the latter. Now Iraq leans toward Iran!!!
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 10:45 AM
Saddam was no check on Iran,they still had their nuclear weapons program going,and still did a lot of terror acts around the world,still sheltered and aided Al-Qaida . When Bush invaded Iraq,Iran suspended their nuke program,until they realized they could go on. Libya surrendered their nuke program.

OTOH,Mubarak and Khaddfi DID have a grip on their radicals.
Dan107 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 8:59 AM
That is why McCain was correct in saying that he hoped that the U.S. would have a presence in Irq for a hundred years.
annfan_777 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 8:14 AM
Joe 145 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 8:42 AM
Must be nice to keep things that simple.
loadstar Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 10:41 AM
Actually, I have gone well beyond the simple-- I KNOW the games of the neoCONS...their writings proved that they were all about conflating AMERICA'S defense needs with Israel's...but one needs to READ/STUDY what Wolfy, Abrams, Kagan, Kristol, Perle, Pipes, Libby, Feith, et al wrote-- see the PNAC agenda
We're now entering the fourth week of the "CSI: Benghazi" hostage crisis. That's how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene -- the Obama administration's preferred term for the location of the first assassination of a U.S. ambassador since 1979 and the first successful al-Qaeda-backed attack on U.S. soil since the 9/11 strikes. (Our embassies and consulates are sovereign U.S. territory.)

It is perhaps not accidental that the State Department cites the need to complete the investigation as an excuse to stay silent on...