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What Is 10 Billion Dollars A Month?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    He's done that several times simply to make a point. Rangel has the clout to get away with that kind of stunt (along with far worse ones, as we learned last year).
  2. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    I want to vomit when I see conservatives suddenly become anti-war when a Democrat is in office. Prior to Jan. 2009, there wasn't war or military action that the right couldn't wait to get behind.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I found this one site where it shows GOPers speaking out against the Iraq war.


    Yet, it took them FOUR YEARS to come to this conclusion. Four years of our soldiers getting hurt, dying, and billions of dollars spent. Not to mention, the thousands of Iraqis killed, and ruined lives.

    The original Iraq War resolution vote saw just one GOP senator, and six in the House voting against it.

  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Got anything on Afghanistan since this is what thread is about?
  5. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    No, because pretty much nobody from that side of the aisle had ever called for withdrawal from Afghanistan until recently.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    We' ve accomplished everything we are going to in Afghanistan. Now we are at point of diminishing returns.

    Time to pull the plug.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    2003 Bush tab for Afghanistan $14 bil

    2011 Obama tab $112 bil
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Apple, 2003, http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/Apple_(AAPL)/Data/Revenue/2003

    Orange, 2011 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/03/idUS49380+03-May-2011+HUG20110503
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    And your point is ?
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That's just a tad misleading. :D
  11. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    The British couldn't civilize Afghanistan. And they civilized nearly everything else. Afghanistan is a melting pot of ethnicities, tribal feuds and ass-backwards people who have been killing themselves when there is no occupying foreign force. Screw 'em. Let 'em kill each other. If we find Al Quaida bases there, hit them with drones. No reason to spend another dime on that stupid place.

    South Korea can take care of itself. I can see a reason for us to have bases in Japan, but Europe? Where's the threat to our interests? There isn't one. Russia? Don't make me laugh. NATO has absolutely no reason to exist. Withdraw our peacekeeping troops from Kosovo and the Sinai while we're at it.

    The Libyan war is useless. If we used the rationale for that elsewhere, we'd be dropping bombs on Iran, Syria, Yemen, on and on and on. Bring our forces, with the exception of the Japanese-based forces home, to CONUS. Let Europe defend itself.
  12. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Well-Known Member

    When people say, "bring the troops home," I'm not sure they realize.

    Bases in Europe, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East and in Asia are necessary if we want to be able to project power globally.

    Our navy needs ports. Our air force needs bases and in-flight refuelling. Our army needs pre-stagged equipment (Because moving an M1A1 is difficult!).

    So I'm not judging whether or not we need bases in Europe or Japan or Korea .... but if we give those up, we give up our ability to respond to situations across the globe.
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