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Send back troops to Iraq, Cheney says
The Hill [Washington DC], by Ferdous Al-Faruque

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Posted By:EagleEye, 6/22/2014 1:33:23 PM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he wants U.S. troops back in Iraq to halt Sunni militants now conquering large parts of the country and support resistance fighters in Syria. “When we’re arguing over 300 advisors, when the request had been for 20,000 in order to do the job right, I’m not sure we’ve really addressed the problem,” said Cheney on ABC’s “This Week.” Recently, President Obama announced sending 300 special forces troops to Iraq to advise the Iraqi government on fighting back an offensive by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The president, however, insisted the troops would not engage in direct

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I totally agree with Mr. Cheney. However, the "rules of engagement" must be changed where we are on the offensive at will and our mission is to "win" (with support of Congress) as soon as possible. And, we use our military might to its full potential (except nukes). Collateral damage will be accessed (blamed) later against the ISIS & Al-Qaeda. They have proudly shown the world already that no one is safe from their bloodlust. Oh, and no homosexuals will be arrested upon their boots hitting the ground of the battlefield.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 6/22/2014 1:43:08 PM     (No. 9895711)

I have to disagree, we know how to win wars, we do not know how to win after. Let these vermin wipe themselves out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 6/22/2014 2:00:30 PM     (No. 9895722)

The hell hole is not worth one more American life.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fayebeck, 6/22/2014 2:39:23 PM     (No. 9895771)

Has any of these "leaders" ever thought of nuking the place? I heard a retired Colonel and a retired General on Fox yesterday who said that "we must be careful about harming innocent civilians", should we decide to bomb. That´s it folks. There is no way to "win" a war if that is your priority concern. Cheney is absolutely wrong. That´s the "rule of engagement" that makes victory impossible.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 6/22/2014 2:48:16 PM     (No. 9895790)

Dick is right, but it ain´t gonna happen anytime soon.
Nope, we will have to wait until we get hit at home again and have a Commander-in-Chief who understands what we are really up against. The lessons of 9/11 have been completely forgotten.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 6/22/2014 3:03:23 PM     (No. 9895812)

No thank you, Mr. Cheney. That strategy just delays the inevitable. The Shiites and the Sunnis won´t stop until one side is dead. Getting in the middle a fool´s errand.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PI65, 6/22/2014 3:04:16 PM     (No. 9895814)

Mistake from the beginnin(. Dick Cheney has blood on his hands. Semper Fi No more of our precious treasure into that hell hole.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 6/22/2014 3:36:24 PM     (No. 9895849)

No way. Look at how the democrat party purposely tried to destroy morale and destroy the Iraq War effort. The press treated all soldiers like criminals. My sons will never fight for an America with Obama, Pelosi and Reid in charge.

#1, I don´t even know if we know how to win wars. Our military leaders are all about political correctness and getting themselves promoted. I can´t say I trust the Pentagon either. They are just as liberal as the rest of DC.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bpl40, 6/22/2014 3:41:36 PM     (No. 9895853)

I am no military expert but the Tird Infanftry Div, the 101st Airborne and a marine Brigade would the trick. This time don´t take any prisoners . Including Nookie!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: plex, 6/22/2014 4:14:56 PM     (No. 9895882)

A war is not one because fighting has stopped. A war is won when the enemy capitulates completely. We stopped going that far long long ago. WWII today would be a sure loser for the US as we would not firebomb Dresden, etc. as that was "inhumane"

Go back to Iraq and level the place. Completely. Do the same with Iran and Syria.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/22/2014 4:25:16 PM     (No. 9895889)

I disagree 100% with Cheney. There is no peace to be gotten in Iraq or anywhere else in the Middle East. These nations know only tribal warfare. Their children are taught from birth to hate an it continues to be passed from one generation to another. Peace and democracy are irrelevant in this part of the world. Just as the U.S. has been babysitting Western Europe since the end of WWII and what has that gotten us? Europe consists of a gaggle of socialist nations that cannot take care of their own security. Putin is on the march an Europe does nothing. Taking sides in Iraq is useless. Cheney is wrong on this.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 6/22/2014 6:25:27 PM     (No. 9896015)

I´m a big fan of Mr. Cheney´s, but not under this administration. Zippy would cut and run on them just as soon as it became politically expedient.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/22/2014 6:44:57 PM     (No. 9896027)

I disagree with Cheney here and I rarely have over the years. Mark Levin was right. The noble (turned out to be silly) idea that Iraq, with its lack of basic civilization and encumbered with a complicated, violent tribal culture could be turned into a Western-style democracy was just wrong-headed. It´s time he admitted it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/22/2014 8:54:01 PM     (No. 9896135)

I love you, Dick, but this time you´re wrong. Not one more drop of American blood should be shed for those barbaric Neanderthals. Let them wipe each other out. The world will be a safer place.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 6/23/2014 10:24:55 AM     (No. 9896513)

Let me add my resounding NO to this discussion. NO NO NO!

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