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Well, this isn't good news

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

  2. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    so much for promoting good will amongst the Iraqis - who are deeply religious (or most of them are). This is not good at all.
     
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    so much for innocent until proven guilty ...
     
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Yes, I'm sure the U.S. military is launching an investigation off an anonymous phone call.
     
  5. Outta Here

    Outta Here Member

    I don't think anyone's convicting them just yet, but Breakyoself was pointing out that the news that such an event may have transpired isn't going to sit well. And with our troops in a tough spot to start with, the mere fact such an atrocity MAY have occurred is enough to make a bad situation even worse for the troops.
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    Still not good. From the NYT

    One soldier has admitted his role and has been arrested; others have had their weapons taken away and are confined to their base in Mahmudiya, American officials said. The soldiers under investigation are apparently from the same platoon as the three killed in Yusufiya.

    Complete story:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/01/w...&en=2d6fbe6d9ab88fae&ei=5094&partner=homepage

    This is Vietnam all over. Time to get out.
     
  7. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    You think? Whatever prompted you to take such a radical stance, JR?

    It just gets worse, doesn't it? I do hope that anyone who has ever even entertained the idea that history will look kindly on this war is now kicking himself.

    The very idea that we could invade a country and use brute force to spread democracy was possibly dumbest thing I've ever heard of. Guns and killing work for a lot things -- getting one country to stop bombing another, running one country's soldiers out of another country, making sure a country never again makes the mistake of bombing your country -- but when it comes to spreading a way of life, it just fails miserably. Tough to blame the Iraqis. Some guy shows up in my neighborhood and starts killing people, he's pretty much the last person I'm gonna model my life after.

    It's never worked before, and, what do you know, it's not working now. Time to pack it in, cut and run, retreat, leave, get the hell out.
     
  8. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    What happened here was wrong but...
    They're doing worse stuff to us. It's a war and our soldiers have a nanosecond to determine if these people pose any threat to them. They're terrorists, they deserve to be treated badly.
    Bottom line: Whatever we do is OK. Whatever the Islamofascists do is not OK.
     
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    You're scarcasm font had soooooo better be on :mad:
     
  10. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    That last line is hilarious.
     
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how to use it but it was intended to be sarcasm.
     
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    . . . but . . . but. . . what about the oilllllllllll?
     
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