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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Republican Candidates Can’t Run From Iraq War

All U.S. ground troops will be out of Iraq by Dec. 31, and soon this sorry conflict will fade quietly into the past, the second-dumbest war in American history. Yet the Iraq War has been missing in action during the Republican presidential campaign.

Like “body counts,” “Khe Sanh” and “My Lai” from Vietnam, “IEDs,” “Fallujah” and “Abu Ghraib” are already meaningless to many younger Americans. Today’s young voters were preteens when the war began in 2003.

  • 4u2bwith

    One comes to mind from our Republican Party (offering for presidental quality candidatcy) “If you tell a LIE enough, the voters begin to believe its true. . .” I can not accept this CRAP any more, our 2 Party system has become one.
    Whimps with no-backbone to take control and correct the problems and the Debate-TEAMS who get no where; “We the PEOPLE” must elect a New Congress and Senate. These past TOO many years has proven our leaders could not care less for the Citizens without OODLES of CASH.

  • Hankk

    Why not THEY HAVE RAN FROM EVERYTHING ELSE THAT THEY HAVE DONE TO OUR COUNTRY. hankk, MI

  • ghoxster

    Since World War II, all wars have been about business and friends making money. For example, Schlumberger, VP Cheney ex-CEO, made substantial money trading on the lives of good Americans, believing they were doing something for our country. Next time we go to war lets clearly define what we expect it to cost, and how fund it with taxpayers money. If we need more money, go back to COngress and the American people with the cost. Let there be a clear objective and if it changes advise the people and cost it out. We are leaving a fascist pseudo democracy in Iraq where they do not even want token Americans to stay there. All this to satisfy the plutocracy that is currently represented by the Democratic and Republican Parties. Frankly, the last time we had a something similar to a real democracy was when the last great Republican President was elected, General Dwight Eisenhower. In his farewell speech he imparted to the American people great wisdom that we ignored. He said, “…we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

  • PattiOGara

    I think the reason Obama doesn’t refer to the Iraq War in his campaign is because of the problems we had with Vets coming home from that was and not having any support. He has been extremely supportive of our boys in this one. After all, they did not order this war, the USA under Bush got us in this one. Politically, he should be bringing it up but it would be at the expense of our troops.

  • mll

    You might as well forget about die-hard republicans ever changing their point of views. They have been deeply brainwashed by their leaders and the media for far too long. All you have to do to get their vote is support the death penalty, oppose abortion, hate illegal aliens, and bash Obama for the financial mess, (which started with George W) and you got their vote. Maybe it would take the death of a child in a needless war started by the republican party, to get them thinking, but in the end, they will still blame who their party tells them to blame.

  • rwmunk

    The public in general, and the Republican Party specifically, have a bad case of amnesia.They Republicans under Bush had eight years of running up the biggest debt ever seen by this country. Pork was loaded onto every bill passed by congress, tax cuts were pushed through,and the military industrial complex made untold billions. Somehow they have made the public forget all of this, and blame Obama. If I remember correctly we went to Afganastan to get Osama bin Laden. Only it didn’t happen until after Bush was out of office. We went into Iraq for a bunch of bogus reasons, and we didn’t get out until after Bush was out of office. Pray tell, where would we be if another Republican president had been elected instead of Obama?

  • wdturner

    if Bush ran up the biggest debt this country has ever know; WHAT PRAY TELL HAS THE CURRENT RESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE RUN UP? I REALLY DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS TIDDLY WINKS OR PESOS. IT SEEMS TOME THE CURRENT DEBT HAS GONE UP MORE RAPIDLY IN THE TIME THIS GUY HAS BEEN IN OFFICE THAN AT ANY OTHER TIME IN OUR HISTORY!

    FURTHER, THE NUMBERS I HAVE SEEN THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT HAS MORE CREATED MORE DEBT THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN OUR HISTORY.

    ONE PLACE WE WOULD NOT BE IS DEEPER ION DEBT THAN
    THIS MAN HAS CAUSED IN A PURPOSEFUL, WILLFULLY. AND KNOWINGLY AROUSED TO ACHIEVE HIS APPARENT AIM AND DESIRE TO CREATE THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION TO BECOME DEPENDENT UPON THE GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE HIS POWER AND PERCEIVED GLORY OF HIMSELF.

    A CASE IN POINT READ THE BILL JUST PASSED BY THE SENATE NOTE OBAMA INSISTED A CLAUSE BE IN THAT BILL THAT DESTROYS ANT EVIDENCE HE CARES ABOUT PERSONAL LIBERTY. OBAMA WANTED A PHRASE IN THIS BILL SAYING THE PRESIDENT OR OTHER OFFICIALS CAN ARREST AND SECLUDE INDIVIDUALS IN IN DISCLOSED LOCKUPS WITH NO TRIAL, LAWYER OR LETTING THE PERSON WHY HE HAS BEEN JAILED FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME.

    A CO-Author was senator john McCain from AZ. whatever respect i ever had for him is now gone forever.

  • wpperrine

    If you want to talk about how Obama has run up big debt, you have to remember one VERY IMPORTANT POINT-REPUBLICANS HAVE REJECTED EVERY TAX RAISE EVER MENTIONED, AFTER THEY PASSED THE LARGEST TAX CUTS IN HISTORY. As long as taxes aren’t raised, debt & deficits will climb astronomically, no matter WHO is president! Use your brain, sir! If you cut the income slice of the pie, the expenses will always be out of whack. It’s not rocket science. Raise taxes on millionaires & billionaires!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don’t want government largesse to make us rich or lazy, just to feed & educate our schoolchildren so they can learn how to make a living. The whole point of the OCCUPY movement is to shift responsibility onto the richest 1% that aren’t carrying their weight in our country.

  • Newborn

    It’s true that Republicans don’t mention about Iraq war because they don’t understand a iota about it, starting with their president, Mr Bush who gave half of the Middle East to the Shia (Iran). The problem to me is, Mr Obama followed to the ink the policies of Bush – Cheney. At the end, to me USA is doomed because of utter ignorance and recklessness, in the whole MENA area.

  • disgusted

    There is no question that VP Cheney wanted a war, and President Buse did not have the instestional fortitude to say no. This war did not have to happen, American lives did not have to be lost, but Cheney needed to increase the pockets of Haliburton. I do not believe the Republicans did not understand the war, they do not want to be associated with it, because it was the Republican Party who gave Bush an open ended checkbook. All of Congress is to blame for this disaster- Democrats and Republicans alike. The problem with our government is that they “shoot first, ask questions later”. The only way to get a hold of ourselves again is to vote out every incumbent in Congress, and relieve Obama of his duties. He has also allowed fraud, corruption and wasteful spending in Iraq and Afganhistan,and it needs to be stopped. The key is not to just talk about it, but to do something about it, and that is vote out all incumbents. Talk is cheap, actions speaker louder.