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Islamists taking over Iraq

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jun 11, 2014.

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  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Mosul and Tikrit are gone. ISIS in now only 70 miles from Baghdad:

     
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    I suggest we let Iran worry about this problem, as it now theirs.
     
  3. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    Can somebody explain to me again why the U.S. was in Iraq, ever?
     
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    WMDs!!!!! They're everywhere over there and pointed right at us!!

    There is no good explanation. By far the biggest foreign policy blunder in our nation's history. And if/when Islamists do end up taking over Iraq it will have backfired on us as comprehensively as it possibly could backfire.
     
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
    --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    How astonishing it occurred to Clinton in Feb. 1998 that Saddam Hussein might be a bad guy. Had any previous presidents had any problems with him?
     
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    The co-lead story (along with the Cantor saga) on the Times website right now, but the thread will end up getting locked because people want to rehash the invasion of 11 years ago, that was launched with widespread, bi-partisan support.

    God forbid we talk about what is happening now.

    Afghanistan will likely suffer the same fate.
     
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    Except the UN weapons inspectors went in and said that Saddam had gotten rid of his WMDs. But that wasn't good enough for a certain president and his VP, because, after all, Saddam attacked us on 9/11. Or that we should go in anyways and we would be greeted as liberators with candy and flowers and unicorns.
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    We get it Baron. You were smarter than everyone else.

    Any comment on the current situation?
     
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    And why again, was it launched with semi-bipartisan support?
     
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    Didn't take a genius to figure out that the country was bitterly divided by sects and that they wouldn't magically just get together and sing Kumbaya just because we got rid of their leader.

    As far as the current situation, I say, yeah, it sucks that 4,849 of our brave men and women died so that another country, which didn't attack us, could end up in civil war.
     
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: Islamist taking over Iraq

    LOL.

    Maybe when Baghdad falls people will be interested.

    With any luck, we'll get some good video of the last US helicopter leaving the Green Zone with people trying to grab on as it takes off.
     
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