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Rhys, read Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler's (2 time Medal of Honor recipient ) "The Reason We go to War."
It was relevant in 1939 as it is today. The Halliburton's of that era (and Cheney Chickenhawks of that day) made $Billions and the Combat Soldier pays the supreme price. I saw the same garbage in Vietnam(1966) as they saw in Iraq. If you talk about liars Cheney will always be the Supreme low life that should be sent to Gitmo and never return.
Having had a Top Secret clearance myself I don't think Trump would qualify either. We are screwed.
Ken, I understand your analysis of Hillary being a liar. However when I listen to Mr. Trump and analyze his statements I find them also to
be mostly untrue and exaggerated. I highly suggest you fact check what he says and you will find this election is a battle between 2 liars. My problem is which one these 2 unfit Presidential Candidates can you give the keys to the Nuclear Arsenal?
Ken, Hopefully a strong 3rd Party will emerge(long shot). If there was ever a year they could win it would be this one. I can't support either one as it stands.
My Country and Grandchildren come first and not some Political Party.
In the 1930's Europe and especially Germany went through the same situation we are going through right now. A man emerged to make their country great again. He created a Germany first campaign, attacked immigrants and won. The rest is history. Unfortunately there are no good choices come November. The big question is can you give this man(A Dick Cheney on steroids) the keys to the Nuclear Arsenal?
The "premature" pullout of troops(Status of Forces Agreement) out of Iraq was negotiated and signed in 2008 by then Pres. Bush. It called for the total pullout of ALL US Troops by the end of 2011. PM Malaki of Iraq refused Pres. Bush's request and later Pres. Obama to leave a residual force(10.000) in country. He(Malaki) later left office and took his $100 million and moved back to Iran.
Iraq was a Foreign Policy Disaster starting in March 2003 and still is today. It is the gift that keeps giving.
As Mr. Trump has said over and over and he is 100% right, the Invasion of Iraq was the biggest blunder since Vietnam. It destabilized the entire Middle East leading to the overthrow of many evil Dictators, who held these countries together and the void was filled by Radical Islam namely ISIS. Ironically, Mr. Trump's VP pick voted for the Invasion as did Hillary Clinton. This all could have been avoided if Congress had done their job which is to declare war or not however they gave into the hype of Mr. Cheney and his fabrications that Sadam was part of the 9/11 plot and that he had acquired Nuclear material from Africa to build an A-Bomb. On the Sunday talk show in January 2003 Mr. Chaney reiterated that if we did not invade we would have a mushroom cloud here in the US. ( He also said the War would last only a few months and cost a few $ Billion) The CIA had told Cheney in Dec. of 2002 that there was no evidence that Sadam had acquired any Nuclear material yet he continued to press for war and finally convinced Pres. Bush to invade. As for the involvement of Sadam in 9/11 it was total BS to cover for the Saudi involvement.(15 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia) If you follow the money you will find out Halliburton had enormous financial interests in Saudi Arabia plus they received a no bid cost plus 10% contract to conduct the Iraq War and padded it very well. What did the US accomplish? The Middle East has fallen apart, ISIS came into being, and the US lost almost 5,000 Troops dead, 50,000 disabled and $6 Trillion added to the Deficit. I truly doubt the American people including myself would stand for a massive invasion across the entire Middle East to wipe out this cancer. There are no good solutions no matter who is elected in November.
you missed all the fun if you can call it that. I was a Sergeant in 66-67 before I became a Pilot with the 315th Air Commando Troop Carrier Wing from Ham Tam to Song Be. It was an experience i will never forget with the best bunch of guys that ever lived.
I'm not going to change your mind and you will not change mine because I have seen what these weapons can inflict on the human body. The Supreme Court has upheld the ban of certain weapons. That does not infringe on your right to bear arms. I could care less if you own a weapon however Terrorists, Criminals, and the Insane should not have that right. It is common sense that the majority of our citizens agree with. Enough said.
I have no problem with people who need to possess a firearm. However the design of Assault Weapons is to kill as many people as you can in a short amount of time. An armed police officer in Orlando engaged the shooter immediately but he was out gunned with this type of weapon. I do not think these type of weapons are used for hunting or even self defense. They are being used as an offensive weapon and in my opinion should not be sold to the general public. Congress is totally under the control of the gun lobby and they would not even bar people on the Terror Watch list from buying them as was the case in Orlando. The fact since 2004 when the ban was voted down we have had numerous mass shootings not just by Middle Eastern people but many more by middle aged white males. I for one do not want to live in a society with everyone walking around with a Assault Weapon over their shoulder. That is what happened in Colorado Springs and 20 minutes later he opened fire and 6 people were shot dead. I think the great majority of people want these weapons banned including NRA members but weapons manufacturers are making too much money off these sales and like everything else in our country they pay off the politicians with big campaign contributions. If they were your children butchered I doubt you'd be making this argument. It is just plain common sense.
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