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The Conservative Dr. Carson seems to be a level headed person which is why he probably will not get the nomination. Even if he could get elected he would not be able to change the culture in Congress. You can't balance the budget by defunding Planned Parenthood or PBS. What they get is equal to ONE F-35 fighter jet and Congress has ordered thousands. If you remember when the great Ronald Reagan was President the deficit increased 300%($900 Billion to $ 3 Trillion) during his time in office. In 2001 when the Conservatives took total control of our government we had a $5 Trillion National Debt with a $250 Billion yearly surplus. When they left 8 years later the National Debt was $11 Trillion and a yearly $1.1 Trillion deficit. The years since have not been much better. Both Democrat and Republican Congressman are all talk about deficit reduction (and immigration) because they won't give up a dime on their personal pet projects which keep them in office. Until we have term limits nothing will change.
Ken if this deal is rejected then Iran can build a bomb by the end of the year so then what? What you have said is exactly what Cheney, Rice, Bolton etc. said in 2003 and that is if we don't attack we will have a mushroom cloud here in the US which calls for a pre-emptive invasion of Iraq. The Defense Industry like Halliburton laughed all the way to the bank and the families of our service men cried all the way to the cemetery. Our only accomplishment in this disaster was to totally destabilize the entire Middle East and you want to do it again? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
Ken Israel already gets more foreign aid than all the other countries added together. If you want to go over and fight Iran feel free but I'm sorry not one more American life needs to be wasted on another invasion in the Middle East. We borrowed over $2 Trillion for Iraq with a long term cost over $6 Trillion, 4855 dead and 50,000 disabled Vets and you want us to do it again because Israel won't. Forget it!
Ken why don't we let Israel take care of themselves. Bibi told Pres. Bush in 2003 that Sadam and Iraq were a threat to the survival of Israel. We invaded and totally destabilized the entire Middle East and made Iran a regional power. Now he is doing it again saying that we need to attack Iran for their survival. (so Israel does not have to it themselves and risk the lives of their troops or pay for it.)
You can't trust Iran however if they cheat the military option is always available as a last resort not a first as Israel wants. In the last 4 years Israel planned to attack Iran and each time changed its mind because of opposition within their government. They rather we pay the cost of lives and treasure like Iraq and we all know how great that turned out. As Pres. Bush found out the hard way it is a lot easier to start a war than end one. Iran would not be such a threat today had the US not installed our puppet the "Shah" in 1953 who made Sadam look like a nice guy. Now you know why we haven't won a war since 1945. My family also knows quite a bit about war from my Fathers 3 years of combat including D-Day, his Brothers 3 years in the Pacific including Iwo-Jima and my Vietnam tour. Plain and simple war is not fun and it should always be a last resort. You can count on one thing and that the people that want to start a war won't do any of the fighting and dying nor pay for it neither will members of their families. (Chicken Hawks like Cheney, Bolton, Kristol etc.)
Good point. Some things they do better but I still would not live there. I think like you Cuba will do well especially after Castro is gone.
Having been to both Saudi Arabia and Cuba I would say the Saudi's have it better. The 50+ year Embargo and Castro have had a dramatic negative affect on the Cuban people. The good news is the 2 Castro's will be gone soon and then we can see if things change which they will and for the better. In fact, most Saudi's have it better than many here in the US. I was all over the country and it is mostly modern and I never saw a depressed area. They all get free Medical and free education through college if they so desire. I still would not want to live there especially from April to November plus I didn't care for prayer time 5 times a day. The accompanying music left a lot to be desired. If you have been there you know what I mean.
Kasich is one of the only level headed candidates in a field of clowns. I thought Jeb would have been in that category however he just yesterday blamed all the turmoil in the Middle East on Hillary and Obama.
He said the withdrawal of our troops in Iraq in 2011 put the region in total disarray. He conveniently left out the fact that it was his Brother that negotiated the withdrawal of ALL of our troops in 2008 before he left office. The PM of Iraq, Malaki refused to give our troops immunity if we left a few thousand in the country. Obama ran into the same problem because the Shiite's Government wanted ALL US troops out of the country so they stayed with the Status of Forces Agreement Bush signed in 2008. It was the 2003 Invasion in the first place that started a chain of events that caused the total breakdown of the governments of Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Iraq and led to the emergence of Iran as a world player. I guess that is called shifting the blame of his Brother's major screw up to someone else so it won't hurt him in a General Election. The question is if he is elected would he reinvade Iraq so he could be a war President and follow in the footsteps of his Father and Brother who both attacked Iraq? I don't think Obama has done a good job either but could anyone fix the mess the invasion caused in the first place and all that followed. I truly doubt it.
New Zealand looks better each day. I can't handle 20 plus more clown debates.
Rhys that is why the Koch Brothers have pledged $889 million to get a Republican elected. They want their $8 Billion in Corporate Welfare guaranteed as does the rest of the Defense, Energy and Agricultural Industries and CEO's who are all on the taxpayers gravy train. Best government money can buy is their motto.
Scott you are right about Hillary but what is amazing to me is the crowds that are coming out to hear Bernie. The Republican and other Democrat candidates are lucky to get a few hundred to hear them(except Trump)and Bernie is getting tens of thousands. It could be the big money and corporations do not own him like the others and he says what he believes is the truth. He also leaves his religious views to himself where they belong. I believe the real average American likes that.
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