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2011-10-21 01:27:35 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: And this is the one they green?! Thanks for ruining a good moment for our troops tardmitter.


Really, a sarcastic headline on fark. I had no freaking idea that could ever happen.
 
2011-10-21 01:27:43 PM
You know, I'm really happy these guys are getting to come home, but I'm not sure what it's going to do to the economy to have thousands of unemployed folks looking for jobs.
 
2011-10-21 01:27:44 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Heard on NPR that women in Iraq now have less freedom than they did under Saddam. Which is depressing.


I believe it, but no one promised Iraq a rose-garden. You can't force a populace to adopt your cultural mores. Well... you can force them, but that's not what I meant.
 
2011-10-21 01:27:44 PM
Happy DAY!
 
2011-10-21 01:28:11 PM
 
2011-10-21 01:28:13 PM

Mike_LowELL: Weaver95: wait - so Obama is really Bush is really Obama?

I get dizzy trying to figure out the GOP spin.

Obama is a dictator. He rules the country until he is dead. That is why we wanted to see the birth certificate, and to this day, he has not released a birth certificate that displays his true place of birth in Mombasa, Kenya. Until I see that birth certificate or Obama does not resign as Dictator of the United States, I have to believe he is hiding something.


not really your best work.
 
2011-10-21 01:28:19 PM

gameshowhost: *major round of applause for subby*

/additional vote to your tally, if i could


I just voted it down from 9 to 8. Now pay Drew his beer money and cancel me out.
 
2011-10-21 01:28:27 PM
Yay! The support personnel heroes return!
 
2011-10-21 01:28:28 PM

Weaver95: Historically speaking, this isn't a unique situation. there was a similar problem after WWI. Luckily (or not, depending on your viewpoint) the influenza epidemic hobbled any protest efforts from the surviving troops who were dumped on the streets with no job and little prospects.


Except for the bonus army. Seriously, I'm afraid our troops are going to be eating ketchup soup when they get home, because nobody can afford to give them the steak they deserve.
 
2011-10-21 01:28:29 PM

Vodka Zombie: Akbar the Trappiste Monk: Mark my words: next, Iraq will slowly start to warm up to yet another orthodox islamic regime in the area. Say, oh I don't know...farking IRAN and we're all going to be royally farkED!

WTF?!?

Yeah. I'm sure everyone can just see Iraq and Iran being the best of pals.

LOL! You should maybe look into the history those two share.


Look at more recent history, like Muqtada al-Sadr and his Sadr movement's influence on the Iraqi government whenever he's not studying in Iran.

Link (new window)
 
2011-10-21 01:28:38 PM
Ok subby, that was good. I LOL'd.

I look forward to a similar, but serious headline on Fox Nation.
 
2011-10-21 01:28:38 PM

I_C_Weener: This is all part of Obama's sekret Muslim plan to get women out of the workplace and back home raising children barefoot and covered in burkas.


As only as they are all naked under the burkas I'm fine with that.

/easy access
 
2011-10-21 01:28:40 PM

make me some tea: Weaver95: sheilanagig: Weaver95: all those combat ready troops will be useful in crushing the Occupy Wall street protests.

Maybe they'll join the protesters. I really hope so.

if I were them i'd be pissed.

Already there:

[www.deathandtaxesmag.com image 585x780]


Now THAT is a quality protest sign: poignant, a bit clever, memorable, and spelled correctly (I'll give him the apostrophe, not enough room).
 
2011-10-21 01:28:51 PM

ThisNameSux: All the troops will be leaving except for the 50,000 "trainers".


Well, DADT's been good for Richard Simmons ;P
 
2011-10-21 01:28:57 PM
lets turn on the radio and see what Limbaugh as to say about this....
 
2011-10-21 01:29:01 PM
Awesome. That's all I can say. Awesome.
 
2011-10-21 01:29:07 PM
Hey, Mr. President, how about a work-program for those of us that didn't serve in the military?
 
2011-10-21 01:29:22 PM

CalvinMorallis: This is, unquestionably, another victory for a president who's been racking up a bunch of 'em lately. I fully, enthusiastically supported his first election campaign, and will no doubt do so again.

It's kind of odd, though, that my biggest gripes with him have been on domestic issues, for which I had the most hope (herpy-derpy hope and change), while the area in which I felt he would be weakest--foreign policy--turns out to be his real strength.


It's the only place he has any control. Domestically he's been neutered.
 
2011-10-21 01:29:26 PM

gulogulo: You know, I'm really happy these guys are getting to come home, but I'm not sure what it's going to do to the economy to have thousands of unemployed folks looking for jobs.


We already have 14 million unemployed and more underemployed. This will add a bit but I wouldn't think overall the difference would be noticeable.

It'll suck for them though.
 
2011-10-21 01:29:27 PM

gulogulo: You know, I'm really happy these guys are getting to come home, but I'm not sure what it's going to do to the economy to have thousands of unemployed folks looking for jobs.


Well, we have billions that will no longer be being spent on the war, meaning it is freed up for jobs programs. Maybe they can refund the GI Bill and give these guys full rides, or use that money for infrastructure projects.

Part of me thinks we are leaving there to give our boys more rest before Iran invades Iraq again.
 
2011-10-21 01:29:32 PM

Hobo Jr.: Grand_Moff_Joseph: And this is the one they green?! Thanks for ruining a good moment for our troops tardmitter.

Really, a sarcastic headline on fark. I had no freaking idea that could ever happen.


This place is full of great headlines. This is just one time where sarcasm could have taken a smoke break or something.
 
2011-10-21 01:29:34 PM

make me some tea: Weaver95: sheilanagig: Weaver95: all those combat ready troops will be useful in crushing the Occupy Wall street protests.

Maybe they'll join the protesters. I really hope so.

if I were them i'd be pissed.

Already there:

[www.deathandtaxesmag.com image 585x780]


Wife like protesting detected ?


/Just sayin'
//That camo pattern was phased out almost 20 years ago.
 
2011-10-21 01:29:54 PM

SharkTrager: You do know Obama is not really responsible for any of those things, right?


If he wasn't then why were we hearing a bunch of whining from RW-Nutjobs complaining about the US involvement in Libya? ... about how Obama is just like Bush because we're still in Iraq?

Obama was responsible when the situation looked grim so Obama get the credit for turning the situation around.
 
2011-10-21 01:29:59 PM
www.sfgate.com
 
2011-10-21 01:30:05 PM
I saw Obama put ketchup on his hot dog!
 
2011-10-21 01:30:08 PM

sheilanagig: HawgWild: To all our servicemen and servicewomen:

Thank you so much. Come on home. Supper's waiting on ya. Hope you like steak beans and saltines.

Sincerely,

Us

FTFY


Fark that! It's BBQ time!
 
2011-10-21 01:30:14 PM

Infernalist: Hey, Mr. President, how about a work-program for those of us that didn't serve in the military?


Any work-program for veterans will have the ancillary effect of creating jobs for non-veterans as well.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:16 PM

Infernalist: Hey, Mr. President, how about a work-program for those of us that didn't serve in the military?


Ask congress that. They are the ones holding up all the jobs packages.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:17 PM

Corvus: DROxINxTHExWIND: Corvus: thismomentinblackhistory: [snarla.files.wordpress.com image 410x308]

HEH!

Obama did in Libya what Bush was trying to accomplish in Iraq in less than 10th the time and for very little money and no killed US troops.

Ummmm, *taps soulder*

What happened in Iraq is EXACTLY what Cheney wanted. Where do you think the $2billion/ week went?

/Bush just wanted a beer

Good point. maybe I should of said what they PRETENDED to the American people what they wanted to accomplish.


One of the biggest mistakes progressives make in understanding the Iraq War is thinking it was about looting Iraqi oil. It wasn't. It was about looting American taxpayers to pay off GOP death merchants campaign contributors.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:25 PM
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/Conservative
 
2011-10-21 01:30:26 PM

timswar: So... What are the extra reservists and guardsmen going to do for jobs now?

/serious question, it's been bugging me since the economy tanked


When pretending to be the powers that be, I have often thought I would bring them home give them lawn chairs to sit in with 20 gallon coolers filled between each chair. The savings in infrastructure and costs would be enough and I think those guys deserve it.

If they are really itching to do work, have them patrol, the southern or northern border. My first vision of patrol would be pretty much the same as the previous duty, except they could sit on the edge of Falcon Lake and shoot at floating targets.

Navy personnel could monitor submarine traffic in the Rio Grande.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:39 PM

Infernalist: Hey, Mr. President, how about a work-program for those of us that didn't serve in the military?


He's written one. Your misplaced anger should be directed at your Congress who won't pass it.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:41 PM

AlgertMan: He has next year in the bag. Sorry Republicans, oh wait no I'm not.


I imagine most people care more about jobs, personal debt, that sort of thing than the fact that our current president carried through with a policy set by the previous president.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:46 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: netweavr: This was Bush's time-line. Obama stuck to it and is ending the war.

Obama also confirmed a 50% reduction of troops in Afghanistan.

He implied there would be a work-program to secure employment for veterans returning home.

How much you want to bet that the GOP filibusters that plan too?


You don't have to bet, they've done so multiple times already.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:54 PM
bah. limbaugh was is on a commercial break.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:58 PM
I'm as derp as they get, but this is good news.

/Still not voting for him.
 
2011-10-21 01:30:59 PM
Lando Lincoln

Buffalo77: To quote Carville, "Its the economy, stupid."

And we're going to be reminded just how much the Republicans have done for us on that front. Not only have they not made any progress, but they've tried to pull us in the other direction just to score political points.


Not germaine to my point but thank you anyway.

I was unaware of the situation you set forth, can you elaborate further?
 
2011-10-21 01:31:06 PM

bugontherug: GOP death merchants campaign contributors.


Oops.
 
2011-10-21 01:31:08 PM
As someone who has been there, been in situations where I've had to do things there that I never thought I would, and has lost friends there, this is a pretty big deal to me. Seriously, I'm tearing up a bit.

/Hooah.
 
2011-10-21 01:31:11 PM

Infernalist: Hey, Mr. President, how about a work-program for those of us that didn't serve in the military?


Already has one on the table. (new window)
 
2011-10-21 01:31:17 PM

stlbluez: AngryTeacher: Big Cheese Make Hair Go Boom: What derp spin can we expect from Fox on this matter?

Cut and run?

He only was able to do this because Bush did all of the hard work?

or .. u know.. they could simply go with the factual "The American withdrawal by the end of 2011 was sealed in a deal between the two countries when George W. Bush was president."

but whateva... u may now return to your regularly scheduled Fox hating circle jerk.


We could. But then we could also point out how the gop said it would only last a few months or how we shouldn't have been there in the first place.

But you know what? I won't because that would kill the mood.
 
2011-10-21 01:31:19 PM
The American withdrawal by the end of 2011 was sealed in a deal between the two countries when George W. Bush was president.

Oh, what effective leadership, W! Way to stick your neck out there - the buck stops here, huh? How wonderful to strike deal years beyond when you'd even still be president. You had YEARS and YEARS to get us out of Iraq and never did.

Pardon me if I decide to give the credit to the president who actually does it rather than the one who got us into Iraq for no just cause and then kept pushing off an exit strategy.

/Oh, and welcome home to the troops. This is really good news.
 
2011-10-21 01:31:21 PM

Weaver95: lets turn on the radio and see what Limbaugh as to say about this....


*cracks knuckles*
 
2011-10-21 01:31:34 PM

Weaver95: not really your best work.


This is what I am talking about. I expose the Obama dictatorship and people claim it is "not my best work". Hilarious. Wait until Herman Cain beats the pants off of Obama in 2012 and removes him from office. Then we'll see whether Obama is a permanent dictator. I'm going to go watch FOX News. Bye, n00bs.
 
2011-10-21 01:31:47 PM
Good... Hope it's true.

What a Fool's Errand the Bush Administration put us on there...
 
2011-10-21 01:31:48 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: gulogulo: You know, I'm really happy these guys are getting to come home, but I'm not sure what it's going to do to the economy to have thousands of unemployed folks looking for jobs.

We already have 14 million unemployed and more underemployed. This will add a bit but I wouldn't think overall the difference would be noticeable.

It'll suck for them though.


It's not like they are all going to quit the military. Just because they are home doesn't mean they will no longer be in the military. We didn't draft these people like WWII
 
2011-10-21 01:31:48 PM
We have to send the troops to Libya to take over the oil companies for BP.
 
2011-10-21 01:32:04 PM

toraque: You may be joking, but that's kind of the problem. Iraq isn't stable enough to stand up against Iranian influence (thanks to us) and now that we're leaving it's most likely going to end up a client state of Iran.


Difficulty: Arabs hate Persians.
 
2011-10-21 01:32:13 PM

yert: CalvinMorallis: This is, unquestionably, another victory for a president who's been racking up a bunch of 'em lately. I fully, enthusiastically supported his first election campaign, and will no doubt do so again.

It's kind of odd, though, that my biggest gripes with him have been on domestic issues, for which I had the most hope (herpy-derpy hope and change), while the area in which I felt he would be weakest--foreign policy--turns out to be his real strength.

It's the only place he has any control. Domestically he's been neutered.


As you (and others have) said, it is an area in which they can't posture at the expense of progress. Kind of sad to think, though: if we had a Republican party in this country that cared even just a little bit more for their country than their own power, how likely is it that Obama's domestic record would resemble the success of his foreign one?
 
2011-10-21 01:32:14 PM

Weaver95: bah. limbaugh was is on a commercial break.


He's in the back waiting for his talking points to come in so he can share them with Savage, Malkin and Hannity.
 
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