Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:07 am

Maybe it is start of upward trend or it could just be blip. However until I see trend I won't make that decision. SPC is right, this is exactly what they want the American public to do and I'm sure the media will add fuel to the fire and play it for all its worth with their gloom and doom... Months of success and not peep from them, some violence erupts and its going to be all over the news.
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: spc On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:27 am

Devil5052 wrote:Then my opinion is that, since you have had no miltary or law enforcement experience or done anything dangerous at all in defense of your country that your pro-war arguments have the same weight as someone spouting off recomendations on heating with coal who has never even touched a coal stove but has just "seen" them in brochures.
Was Franklin D. Roosevelt a great Commander in Chief & I guess BHO could never be President? You are a piece of work. :?
Tell you what, when the IRS calls me & says Stephen you don't have to pay income tax any more, you don't have to help contribute to Americans with disabilities, Medicare, Medicaid, SS, or defense funding, then I'll stop voicing my opinion. Deal?
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:28 am

my advice to all the political arguments: cut the cable wire going into your television. It is all rhetoric.
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:39 am

[quote="spc"]

In case you missed it (from an earlier edit) I'll post it again:


Then my opinion is that, since you have had no miltary or law enforcement experience or done anything dangerous at all in defense of your country that your pro-war arguments deserve the same weight as someone spouting off recomendations on heating with coal who has never even touched a coal stove but has just "seen" them in brochures.
Even though the Vietnam War was over you still could have chosen to serve your country in the peacetime army or law enforcement or even the Peace Corps. Did you? (& if not, why not?)
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: spc On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:43 am

Devil5052 wrote:
spc wrote:
In case you missed it (from an earlier edit) I'll post it again:


Then my opinion is that, since you have had no miltary or law enforcement experience or done anything dangerous at all in defense of your country that your pro-war arguments deserve the same weight as someone spouting off recomendations on heating with coal who has never even touched a coal stove but has just "seen" them in brochures.
Even though the Vietnam War was over you still could have chosen to serve your country in the peacetime army or law enforcement or even the Peace Corps. Did you? (& if not, why not?)
I guess you missed it. LOOK UP. :)
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:54 am

Richard S. wrote:Maybe it is start of upward trend or it could just be blip. However until I see trend I won't make that decision. SPC is right, this is exactly what they want the American public to do and I'm sure the media will add fuel to the fire and play it for all its worth with their gloom and doom... Months of success and not peep from them, some violence erupts and its going to be all over the news.




So your position is that any questioning or disagreement with our leaders in Washington DC should never be expressed since they could give comfort to our national enemies? (If that is your opinion then how can a democracy hope to work?)
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:58 am

Devil5052 wrote:So your position is that any questioning or disagreement with our leaders in Washington DC should never be expressed since they could give comfort to our national enemies? (If that is your opinion then how can a democracy hope to work?)


No but when you get little blip of violnece on the screen then put title like "Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!" you're going overboard just as the media does. Then the American public sucks it up like sponge and turns mole hill into a mountain like you have done here. What are you going to say if this subsides in two days? Probably nothing just like the media.
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:08 am

spc wrote:Tell you what, when the IRS calls me & says Stephen you don't have to pay income tax any more, you don't have to help contribute to Americans with disabilities, Medicare, Medicaid, SS, or defense funding, then I'll stop voicing my opinion. Deal?


Because you pay taxes does not anoint you with knowledge about things like "war" & I feel it is the height of hypocrisy to "cheerlead" a war when you have never even been a spectator at a football game.
You also have not answered my serious question from the same post:

........"Even though the Vietnam War was over you still could have chosen to serve your country in the peacetime army or law enforcement or even the Peace Corps. Did you? (& if not, why not?)"......
Or, do you feel that simply paying taxes, which we all I required to do by law, sufficiently fullfills one's moral obligation to repay this country for all the benefits we have as citizens? A fair question, I think.
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:23 am

Richard S. wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:So your position is that any questioning or disagreement with our leaders in Washington DC should never be expressed since they could give comfort to our national enemies? (If that is your opinion then how can a democracy hope to work?)


No but when you get little blip of violnece on the screen then put title like "Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!" you're going overboard just as the media does. Then the American public sucks it up like sponge and turns mole hill into a mountain like you have done here. What are you going to say if this subsides in two days? Probably nothing just like the media.


OK.....I'll conceed that I might "be going overboard" in my reaction to the last few week's increase in violence in Iraq. I'm willing to wait a bit & see if it's hopefully just a blip or if it is a dangerous trend, as I fear it is. I don't think I can be faulted for having no faith/trust in this administration at all to either fix the problems in Iraq or even to admitt them.
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: spc On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:27 am

Devil5052 wrote:
spc wrote:Or, do you feel that simply paying taxes, which we all I required to do by law, sufficiently fullfills one's moral obligation to repay this country for all the benefits we have as citizens? A fair question, I think.
YES. I don't know about you but paying taxes takes money & I don't have a tree for that growing in the back yard. :lol:
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:41 am

Look, all the news is pointing to an increase in violence in Iraq in the last few days.


That's cause that's all they will report.

Sorry but you have to give them credit, check that graph out. The last 5 months have been the best months there were since '03. They are also 5 of the lowest since this fiasco started, might one or two other prior months where it was lower. December is the second lowest out of all of them. If the numbers tripled next month they still wouldn't exceed that of April of last year. You simply can't say anything else except that what they are doing is succeeding at the moment.
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:55 am

spc wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:
spc wrote:Or, do you feel that simply paying taxes, which we all I required to do by law, sufficiently fullfills one's moral obligation to repay this country for all the benefits we have as citizens? A fair question, I think.
YES. I don't know about you but paying taxes takes money & I don't have a tree growing in the back yard. :lol:



I appreciate your honesty but feel that merely "obeying the law" (by paying taxes) does not count when it comes to fullfilling your moral obligation to repay your country for the many benefits you have as a citizen. You could have chosen to join the paeacetime army but you didn't.....You could have enen chosen to join the Peace Corps but you didn't. I have nothing but contempt for people who are willing to have others shed their blood or do the many important (& often dangerous jobs) while they sit safely at home & crow patriotic slogans & thoughts. Sorry, that's just the way I feel.
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: spc On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:01 am

With your logic how could you vote for BHO as Commander in Chief? John McCain should definitely be your choice.
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:01 am

OK...I'm going to stop now & I even apologise to spc as I didn't start this thread to get into a person attack game here. I am only human & I let my anger get the better of me. Sorry to all......time for a nap :D
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Re: Iraq Spinning Out Of Control....Again!

PostBy: BugsyR On: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:09 am

Richard S. wrote:
Look, all the news is pointing to an increase in violence in Iraq in the last few days.


That's cause that's all they will report.

Sorry but you have to give them credit, check that graph out. The last 5 months have been the best months there were since '03. They are also 5 of the lowest since this fiasco started, might one or two other prior months where it was lower. December is the second lowest out of all of them. If the numbers tripled next month they still wouldn't exceed that of April of last year. You simply can't say anything else except that what they are doing is succeeding at the moment.


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