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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

Does this mean the war's over?
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 05:49 PM
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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

It depends on what you consider the War to be?

the War against WMD's and Terrorism that could harm America was fiction perpetuated by the Bush Administration.

the War to remove Saddam Hussein and his Baath party from power was victorious, but at the cost of a new War;

the War against an insurgency bent on ethnically dividing Iraq and driving out any Foreign/American occupation.

so passing the torch does not mean that last war is over, it only means the Iraqi's are now fighting it for themselves.
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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

our guys are still there so the wars far from over. Now its time to worry over the fact that Obama wants us to go over to Afganistan. Almost stop one war just to go start another
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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

err no Megan. We (the US and UK) started that in 2001. Primarily because of the attacks on the US.

Remember how Bush promised to hunt down Osama Bin Laden? Only the cave was too big or something.
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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

I didnt say we didnt start this, but if we were to pull all our guys out and let Iraq have total control again it would no longer be our war hence "almost stop on war and go start another"

And the "cave" wasnt too big or something its hard to find one person when other countries chose to help hide him and your fighting on his turf and he knows where to hide and not too. Just like if you were to come here and try and find me- my land I know secert spots you have no idea of so its easy for me to hide
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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

So,when will the withdrawal of troops from the region begin?
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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

Tomorrow is not too soon for me. However, we will probably have to leave some of our service people there to protect out embassy. I hope we stay out of their civil war.

We have never left Afghanistan. The war in Iraq, which was none of our business, left us short of the men and resources needed to find Bin Laden. I pray that when and if Bin Laden is found, we will allow Afghanistan to solve their own problems.

This might be an interesting read:

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/taliban.html




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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

I just pray that terrorist attacks don't follow those troops home.

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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

John, I don't think the terrorists have retired. They are scattered all over the world. If there's another attack, some people have already predicted that it will be to test Obama. And some will say it's because we left the Iraqi war. I don't think they need a reason. They're radicals.




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Re: We've 'passed the torch' in Iraq...

John, thats one of the big concerns our service men and women have- they would rather fight the war over there then bring it home to thier familys. There will always be people in this world that are terroists. There is no way to get rid of them all but we can try and prepare for another attack. I think there will probally be another right after Obama gets in office, there are supposive rumors going around. Iraq has gotten a little better from what one of my friends says- he's stationed in Iraq for the 4th time in 6yrs.
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