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(The Daily Beast)   John McCain (R-eality challenged): We won the Iraq war. Obama lost it   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 39
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2014-06-13 11:27:44 AM
5 votes:

FlashHarry: nekom: Same problem in Africa, really.

having lived in nigeria as a kid, i can vouch for this.


Need any help getting your millions of dollars out of there?
2014-06-13 11:45:30 AM
3 votes:

nekom: Back in the days of blinding rage in the wake of the most devastating terrorist attack in our history.



There have been no attacks on US soil during the Bush admin.
2014-06-13 01:01:06 PM
2 votes:
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2014-06-13 12:00:33 PM
2 votes:

FlashHarry: Totally Sharky Complete: [www.infiniteunknown.net image 600x654]

do you have the original of that?


media.tumblr.com
2014-06-13 11:31:47 AM
2 votes:

Sgt Otter: This is the same farking idiot who went to the Al Daura market protected by three infantry battalions, a Stryker platoon, a cavalry troop, an attack helicopter squadron, Delta Force, and an Iraqi National Police battalion, while he was wearing farking body armor and declared it safer than an Indiana farmers' market.


It was safer because McCain wasn't driving at the time.
2014-06-13 11:30:30 AM
2 votes:

All you need to know about McCain is this:



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Even after the "illegitimate black baby" stuff allegedly started by Karl "Turd Blossom" Rove, he still sucked up to Dumbya and his cronies.
The man has no shame.
2014-06-13 11:25:07 AM
2 votes:

We "won"?


We attacked a country that had been under embargo for a decade, based solely on manufactured motive - lies, as normal people call them - and rabidly defended our "right" to basically raze the Iraqi infrastructure so that corporations could move in for the oil. We then installed a puppet government that would ensure that the oil would remain in the hands of those corporations, even as we committed atrocities that guaranteed the enmity of the population. We didn't "win" anything.

Bush put us in an untenable position. Leaving Iraq means that this outcome was inevitable, but staying in Iraq only postponed that inevitability, at high cost and with dwindling support. Frankly, Obama's taken way too long to get this done - we should've been gone at least two years ago. Of course, we should also have closed Gitmo, apologized to the EU, stopped illegal domestic and foreign surveillance, unwound the USA PATRIOT Act, and so on, and so on, but, given that much of that has nothing to do with Obama, it's going to be hard to make all that happen.

The legislative branch, not the executive branch, controls the money, and it's money that runs the world now. Money's upset that their enforcers - our military - are leaving Iraq, and so money's paid lapdogs are coming out to bark about it.

McCain is a lapdog. Nothing more. He's in deep for screwing up and giving Obama the Presidency, because he couldn't make Sarah Palin happen, and so he's repaying the campaign debts by barking for the folks that continue to hold his friggin' leash.
2014-06-13 11:24:08 AM
2 votes:
Utterly not surprised ...

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2014-06-13 11:20:20 AM
2 votes:

parasol: Noam Chimpsky: Why are the Democrats letting an al qaeda army march across an allied nation conquering towns and leaving beheaded bodies in their wake?

okay - this made me laugh


Wow. You have a very dark sense of humor if you thought that was funny. I suppose it's funny until it's your family and friends that gets beheaded in a blitzkrieging al qaeda army's wake.
2014-06-13 11:14:09 AM
2 votes:
Why are the Democrats letting an al qaeda army march across an allied nation conquering towns and leaving beheaded bodies in their wake?
2014-06-13 10:27:09 AM
2 votes:
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2014-06-13 07:18:44 PM
1 votes:

SunsetLament: but whole: SunsetLament: If it wasn't dangerous and sad, it would be hilarious how incredibly skilled Democrat politicians are at losing wars.

How can the Iraq war even be "won" or "lost"? That implies that there is some objective to be met. It was a pointless quagmire since it was conceded that WMD did not exist. We should have left after the famous 'mission accomplished' photo op.

Practically speaking, the war was won in two months.  That's how long it took to depose Hussein and conquer the country's capitol.  Those were the goals of the war.  The country was stable, democracy was put in place, we had couple nice military bases there - the war was a success.

When I say Obama "lost the war", I mean that his actions and inactions post-war have allowed the gains made during our Iraq War to disappear almost overnight.  In fact, it's worse because Al Qaeda is running through the country looting; money that will be used to kill Americans in the future.

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Man, that's great!  And if you skip the rest of 2003 through 2009, the 4000 deaths and 30,000 wounded that followed, you are spot on!
2014-06-13 04:17:56 PM
1 votes:

but whole: SunsetLament: If it wasn't dangerous and sad, it would be hilarious how incredibly skilled Democrat politicians are at losing wars.

How can the Iraq war even be "won" or "lost"? That implies that there is some objective to be met. It was a pointless quagmire since it was conceded that WMD did not exist. We should have left after the famous 'mission accomplished' photo op.


Practically speaking, the war was won in two months.  That's how long it took to depose Hussein and conquer the country's capitol.  Those were the goals of the war.  The country was stable, democracy was put in place, we had couple nice military bases there - the war was a success.

When I say Obama "lost the war", I mean that his actions and inactions post-war have allowed the gains made during our Iraq War to disappear almost overnight.  In fact, it's worse because Al Qaeda is running through the country looting; money that will be used to kill Americans in the future.
2014-06-13 12:36:26 PM
1 votes:

ginandbacon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ginandbacon: I'm curious as to when, exactly, we had this thing won. And when, exactly, we lost it.

We lost it the day we went in

Well yeah, but what date does McCain look at as when the mission was accomplished?


When the Iraqi people met us in the streets throwing flowers and Iraqi oil paid all of our war expenses,silly.
2014-06-13 12:32:34 PM
1 votes:
John McCain should be forced to go to every high school graduation and give a speech that uses the phrase:

I believe that a percentage of you should give your lives in our efforts to provide the Iraq we want. Never you mind that their own citizens are dropping their weapons and refusing to defend themselves. We need a larger proportion of US solider deaths as we move into the future and you are perfect candidates. Your parents will grieve, but we must, at all cost, do what we can to salvage former President Bush's legacy, destroy President Obama's, pacify oil companies and defense contractors.
2014-06-13 12:10:41 PM
1 votes:

ginandbacon: I'm curious as to when, exactly, we had this thing won. And when, exactly, we lost it.


Answer for the first part: see the aircraft carrier image above*

Answer for the second part: January 20th, 2009*

*not valid in this realm of reality
2014-06-13 11:54:10 AM
1 votes:
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2014-06-13 11:51:20 AM
1 votes:

FormlessOne: Frankly, Obama's taken way too long to get this done - we should've been gone at least two years ago.


Uhhh...we left over 2 years ago. Heckuva job there.
2014-06-13 11:39:37 AM
1 votes:
Oh, go crash another jet.
2014-06-13 11:35:20 AM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Anyone remember 'Freedom Fries'?


Fark you for reminding me.
2014-06-13 11:33:50 AM
1 votes:

qorkfiend: MBrady: raerae1980: Thanks Bush.

Can't believe I actually supported going to war. At least I never voted for him.

also be sure to thank: 0bama, both clintons, Biden, Kennedy, Reid, and every other democrat in congress who voted for going to war.  Not to mention Germany, France, the UK, and just about every nation in the UN.

/at least Bush asked congress first, eh?

You do realize that Obama wasn't a Senator in 2003, yes? And that the only opposition to the war at all came from Democrats, and it was the GOP who were fully united behind the idea?

Also, you are asserting that there was a UN Security Council resolution for intervention in Iraq? That's hilarious.


He's also full of sh*t. France did not support it. Anyone remember 'Freedom Fries'?
2014-06-13 11:32:48 AM
1 votes:

MBrady: raerae1980: Thanks Bush.

Can't believe I actually supported going to war. At least I never voted for him.

also be sure to thank: 0bama, both clintons, Biden, Kennedy, Reid, and every other democrat in congress who voted for going to war.  Not to mention Germany, France, the UK, and just about every nation in the UN.

/at least Bush asked congress first, eh?


You do realize that Obama wasn't a Senator in 2003, yes? And that the only opposition to the war at all came from Democrats, and it was the GOP who were fully united behind the idea?

Also, you are asserting that there was a UN Security Council resolution for intervention in Iraq? That's hilarious.
2014-06-13 11:29:39 AM
1 votes:
This is the same farking idiot who went to the Al Daura market protected by three infantry battalions, a Stryker platoon, a cavalry troop, an attack helicopter squadron, Delta Force, and an Iraqi National Police battalion, while he was wearing farking body armor and declared it safer than an Indiana farmers' market.
2014-06-13 11:28:39 AM
1 votes:

MBrady: raerae1980: Thanks Bush.

Can't believe I actually supported going to war. At least I never voted for him.

also be sure to thank: 0bama, both clintons, Biden, Kennedy, Reid, and every other democrat in congress who voted for going to war.  Not to mention Germany, France, the UK, and just about every nation in the UN.

/at least Bush asked congress first, eh?


On the list of key words that indicate you have nothing useful to add.

Also includes: teatard, conservittard, libtard, etc...
2014-06-13 11:26:50 AM
1 votes:

grumpfuff: [cdn.thedailybeast.com image 800x500]


Is he using his cheeks for storage now?


He's certainly not using his brain for storage anymore.
2014-06-13 11:24:31 AM
1 votes:
I'm totally surprised that a republican would expect us to leave a strong military presence in every country in the world for infinity.
2014-06-13 11:21:38 AM
1 votes:

Noam Chimpsky: parasol: Noam Chimpsky: Why are the Democrats letting an al qaeda army march across an allied nation conquering towns and leaving beheaded bodies in their wake?

okay - this made me laugh

Wow. You have a very dark sense of humor if you thought that was funny. I suppose it's funny until it's your family and friends that gets beheaded in a blitzkrieging al qaeda army's wake.


Pants on head.
2014-06-13 11:20:16 AM
1 votes:

salvador.hardin: McCain: Sarah Palin is capable of functioning as the Commander in Chief of our armed forces.


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2014-06-13 11:19:47 AM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ginandbacon: I'm curious as to when, exactly, we had this thing won. And when, exactly, we lost it.

We lost it the day we went in Marjorie Cheney did not orally swallow a load of semen and Dick Cheney was born nine months later.


FTFY
2014-06-13 11:17:44 AM
1 votes:
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2014-06-13 11:17:17 AM
1 votes:
McCain: Sarah Palin is capable of functioning as the Commander in Chief of our armed forces.
2014-06-13 11:17:04 AM
1 votes:

beb004: raerae1980: Isn't McCain retiring soon? He's too old to be effective in government.

He's talking about running in 2016. Fark, I hope not!


Nooooooooo!!!!!!
2014-06-13 11:15:03 AM
1 votes:
John "100 years in Iraq" McCain? Nope.
2014-06-13 11:14:26 AM
1 votes:

raerae1980: Isn't McCain retiring soon? He's too old to be effective in government.


He's talking about running in 2016. Fark, I hope not!
2014-06-13 11:13:10 AM
1 votes:
I am reminded to again give thanks this man, with Palin as VP, isn't sitting as Commander in Chief
2014-06-13 11:11:57 AM
1 votes:
The only thing I can think of that is possibly funnier than the argle bargle coming out of today's GOP.

www.dragtimes.com
2014-06-13 11:11:24 AM
1 votes:
cdn.thedailybeast.com


Is he using his cheeks for storage now?
2014-06-13 10:53:05 AM
1 votes:
i see i was filtwned when naming the adherents to the shia branch of islam. i should've seen that coming.
2014-06-13 10:52:36 AM
1 votes:

ginandbacon: I'm curious as to when, exactly, we had this thing won. And when, exactly, we lost it.


We lost it the day we went in
 
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