A precipitous withdrawal? 6 years later????
rick baird wrote:
> I'm more than willing, as I have from the beginning, to consider that
> they have indeed screwed the pooch, in more ways than one, on how they
> conducted the war.
> Are you willing to at least consider what effect a precipitous
> withdrawal might have on the entire region, even globally?
> and btw, while a majority believe the war was a mistake, a much
> smaller percentage want us to pull out immediately. But as I've said
> on many occasions, the significant portion of Americans who answer
> polls are retards.
> Every poll ever taken has shown that of these same people who answer
> poll questions and pull levers each november, a majority can't name
> the vice presidident, can't name either of their senators or their
> congressman, or even what party they belong to, don't know what the
> bill of rights is, let alone what's in it. So, please, don't bother
> me with your polling data.
> If you're goal is to win elections, stick your finger in the air and
> ask what the retards want. If your goal is to make the world a better
> place, make up your own mind and stand on principle. That's what a
> statesman would do.
> On 4/30/07, Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Rick, are you willing to at least consider the other possibility? The
>> possibility that GW is performing right in in line with his history?
>> That just maybe GW is the one that has it wrong and that the *huge*
>> majority of Americans are now realizing it?
>> rick baird wrote:
>>> On 4/30/07, Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> who would want to put their life on the line for a conflict that is
>>>>> right on schedule to be lost in 6 months?
>>>> I am starting to get grumpy over the repeated thought that the
>>>> Democrats are traitors who specifically want to kill US soldiers and
>>>> weaken the United States in order to get back at the President.
>>> I won't go that far, but it's certain that what you describe above
>>> sure appears to be at least part of their strategy. I won't seriously
>>> call them treasonous, but they're as heavily invested in hoping and
>>> working towards this going badly for bush as bush is invested in it
>>> going well.
>>> Did you watch any of the dem presidential debate last week? every one
>>> of them shaped the answers to every question as a referendum on Iraq
>>> in general and bush in particular.
>>> Someone should have mentioned to them that Bush isn't running in '08.
>>>> Here is a very serious question.
>>>> It's 6 years later, the Republican President and Republican Congress
>>>> have decided to get out of Iraq. After appropriate deliberation and
>>>> all that -- we've seen progress and it's finally time to leave.
>>>> How could it happen without setting a 'date certain?'
>>> Very easily.
>>> Since when does any reasonable and logical person make a decisions
>>> about 6, 8, 24 months in advance, set them in stone and then wait for
>>> that date to roll around and complete the decision without
>>> reevaluating the circumstances?
>>> If things were to go as you describe, troop rotations would quicken,
>>> with fewer and fewer replacing them. If conditions on the ground
>>> waranted, temporary increases could be deployed or resources
>>> maintained and shifted to other concerns without having to first ask
>>> congress' permission,
>>> It would then be a decision based on reality rather than based on the
>>> arbitrary nonesense they're talking now.
>> Booth Martin
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