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Obama won't do that. He killed Awlaki and had OBL killed, remember?
What invasiveness do you mean, the NSA?
The war in Afghanistan,as far as what was possible and had to be done, was a success. What Rand means is, the war he never paid attention to, or cared to know what was at stake, failed. It makes him feel smart, being stupid.
This is a sure way to get republicans elected. Everyone hates an immigrant. All republicans need to do win easily against Hillary is be clearly anti- mexican, women, and gay.
It would be wise to take care when believing facts from a hate group like FIAR.
We are throwing away a lot more than 5 million a day fighting our war with Iran and Iraq.
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Taft Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 7:08 PM
"In Libya, the administration followed the British and French lead in bombing the Moammar Gadhafi regime out of power -- but then failed to help dissidents fight opportunistic Islamists. The result was the Benghazi disaster, a caricature of a strategy dubbed "leading from behind," and an Afghanistan-like failed state facing Europe across the Mediterranean." Not really, the US led in the attack, and paid for most of it. Should he have kept a military force there, and started nation building, it is unlikely it would have turned out any better than Iraq, ( but we wouldn't have 5,000 dead troops).
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Taft Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 7:03 PM
"Then they simply pulled out all U.S. troops, bragged during their re-election campaign that they had ended the war, and let our Iraqi and Kurdish allies fend for themselves against suddenly emboldened Islamic terrorists." What really happened was the US had no choice in the matter, Iraq wanted the US to go, and if they had not wanted groups like ISIS to grow, they would have had an inclusive government, instead, Malaki fired all the good generals, and hired yes men.
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Taft Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 6:51 PM
Its hard to get other nations to be as stupid about the ISIS threat as we are. When polled, most Americans do not think a war with them will work.
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Taft Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 6:49 PM
"If unchecked, the Islamic State will turn what is left of the nations of the Middle East into a huge Mogadishu-like tribal wasteland, from the Syrian Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. And they will happily call the resulting mess a caliphate." ISIS's military ability has been completely over blown. They survive in Syria because Assad needs them, and Assad has bombed ISIS enemies for them. In Iraq, they managed to sweep over the Malaki army for several well known reasons. To add to that, they are the enemies of entity in the ME, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Saudis, and Israel.
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