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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 9:07 AM
You should ask our soldiers, who know what's really happening over there, what they believe we should do. Because if you did, you'd find out they overwhelmingly agree with Ron Paul. But I see you'd rather believe our politicians and their propaganda. Our troops overwhelming gave their cash to Ron Paul while he was still a presidential candidate, so much so that those donations were more than the donations to all other candidates of both parties. Why don't you support our troops, rather than support the policies of Obama and Bush? Our troops have been telling us, that our involvement is just helping Al Quaeda to recruit more terrorists.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 9:02 AM
"20 years of good will" You are mistaken about good will. Iraqi opinion of the US has continually declined since our involvement there. A million lost lives, that wouldn't have been lost, has a lot to do with it.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 9:01 AM
How is it that Paul is helping Iraq go to hell? He voted against going to war in Iraq, and was the only Republican presidential candidate who was right about it. Hussein wasn't a threat to the USA, though he did want his enemies to think he had WMDs. Isn't it our actions that have brought hell to Iraq? A hell that is worse for the Iraqi citizens than under Hussein, and worse for us as well. And we've also hanged an ally against Iran. And to be clear, Hussein was oppressive as well. But he never attacked the USA. Finally, you should read about April Glaspie, a US diplomat, who Hussein on July 25 1990, told Saddam that James Baker (Bush's chief of staff) and the US "that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America." Saddam then proceded to invade Kuwait 8 days later.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 8:51 AM
So who in Iraq attacked the USA? Let me know who the enemy was that led to killing millions, the loss of thousands of US soldiers and even more of their limbs, and trillions of dollars? From what I see, the cure for the supposed enemy is worse than the enemy.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 8:49 AM
Ron Paul retired from government. Now like many elder statesmen, he is imparting his wisdom and knowledge to others via the media. His philosophy is not one of "checking out from current events to himself" unlike Obama who's philosophy is to lie about current events to enrich himself at our expense.
If Republicans promote politicians like Boehner whose campaign website says he's leading the fight to defund and repeal Obamacare, but who then voted to fund Obamacare, that will help ensure the Democrats retain control. Boehner likes Obamacare, and lies that he's against it. Those are the Republicans who are all for selling favors to the 1% rich, who return a kickback in campaign cash. And it won't help elect Republicans.
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The Problem With The Right Part 2

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 17, 2014 1:04 PM
Social issues are not a financial issue for me or my familiy. We've worked hard and have provided for our needs. Your social desire to make me responsible for others' actions and to take care of them, is a financial issue for me and my family.
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The Problem With The Right Part 2

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 17, 2014 12:59 PM
Do you support the right of a majority to fine/jail those whose actions have harmed no one or their property? I think not, because you fail to distinguish beween issues in this way. And you're making a mistake, because by doing so, you'll be relegated to a liberal government that will force their values on you, contrary to your values. E.G., you'll be fined for not providing contraception and abortions in your health plans for your employees. And your children will be taught all about homosexuality and how they have sex in your government school. Frankly, I'd rather have freedom, where people can do what they want provided they don't harm others. Even if it offends me. Just as our founders defended free speech. Something social consevatives show they don't support, by wanting to jail those who burn a flag they own, among other actions that don't harm others.
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The Problem With The Right Part 2

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 17, 2014 12:46 PM
Boehner, McConnell and others like them say they are conservatives. They are liars. They are statists in the Republican party, who are rotting the party and its principles of freedom from the inside out. As Rush said, they're willing to lose several elections to get rid of the Tea Party and the libertarians.
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The Problem With The Right Part 2

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 17, 2014 12:31 PM
Look at this from the point of view of freedom. Shouldn't husbands/wives be free to get out of an abusive relationship without a penalty (you propose more government to make divorce more difficult)? And why should I be forced to support others' children born out of wedlock or in divorced families? Aren't you assuming that government should be doing this? Removing the government force supporting this behavior and the redistribution of income that encourages it would do a lot to prevent it from happening, as those who've chosen this path get the freedom to do so, along with the responsibility for thier actions, rather than some social conservative supporting government force to redistribute income. Regarding prisons, they are full of people who've harmed no one else, but have offended conservatives by using drugs. Social conservatives and liberals both believe that government should have the power to jail those who harm no one, but instead just offend conservative or liberals. That's giving liberals the power to force their morals on you, which are likely contrary to your own morals. Instead, you should support freedom, and government limited to dealing with those who harm others, rather than those who only offend others.
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The Problem With Libertarians

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 17, 2014 12:13 PM
I like your post Stuart. What strikes me, is how quickly so many Republicans are willing to denegrate pot-smokers, which is apparently a large group of people who want their recreational drug of choice to be legal. Are they saying that those who drink alcohol (like priests drinking wine during communion) are degenerates, or are they saying they believe they should have their freedom but others may not? It appears the Republicans don't really support a big tent, or freedom. And Bush's term proved they are big spenders (Veronique de Rugy even says they increase spending faster than Democrats based on the evidence http://reason.com/blog/2013/05/09/veronique-de-rugy-on-why-government-spen). What surprises me, is how many conservatives the Republicans in government have fooled into thinking they are conservative politicians. Didn't they see Boehner/Cantor produce a bill to defund and repeal Obamacare (knowing Reid would ignore it) followed by a bill to fund it (that they knew Reid would vote on)? Why do this if not to fool conservative voters?
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