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  •  stuck like the spittle in his hair (18+ / 0-)
    on June 15 from his NBC platform, Wolfowitz opined that the current Iraqi violence could be traced to the absence of U.S. troops, suggesting that we should have stayed in Iraq just as we "stuck with South Korea for 60 years."

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." (@eState4Column5)

    by annieli on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 07:26:50 AM PDT

    •  Paul Wolfowitz has the blood of hundreds of (37+ / 0-)

      thousands on his hands and his soul.

      Was Saddam Hussein a brutal sociopathic thug?  You bet.

      But to occupy the highest level policy position in the White House and KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE HISTORY, CULTURE, AND ETHNOGRAPHY OF A POST-COLONIAL STATE, carved out of the ruins of WWI is:

      --willful ignorance
      --delusional thinking
      --intellectual laziness
      --abject stupidity

      I say all of the above.

      And for that moron David Gregory to have him on as an 'expert' would be hysterical, except for the hundreds of thousands dead and maimed because of Paul Wolfowitz.

      •  Ethnography wiki: (0+ / 0-)

        Ethnography wiki:

        Ethnography is the systematic study of peoples and cultures. It is designed to explore cultural phenomena where the researcher observes society from the point of view of the subject of the study.
      •  Reading "the history of the ancient world: from... (2+ / 0-)
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        Skippah, Cleo1205

        the earliest accounts to the fall of rome" by Susan Bauer. Almost constant conflict. Empires rising and falling; assyrians, chaldeans, babylonian, medians.......

        This is >1,000 years before islam. There's documented brutal ethnic shit going back 5K years. T'is more than religious strife.

        I'm an engineer but we must have ethnography experts at the highest levels of our government's machinery.

        So, Top choice is none of your suggestions. Mine is they were and are Lying then all your worthies as well and more.

      •  The same Paul Wolfowitz who said (2+ / 0-)
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        "There's a lot of money to pay for this. It doesn't have to be U.S. taxpayer money. We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon"?

        That Paul Wolfowitz? The one who promised us a "free" war?

        Shut the F up, asshole.

        Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

        by anastasia p on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 02:31:55 PM PDT

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      •  Tim Russert Is Spinning In His Grave About Now... (1+ / 0-)
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        We could power the country.....

        I have come to despise right-wingers.

        And if corporations are people now, we should be able to vote them out of our Government.

    •  Isn't he handsome? (3+ / 0-)

      Sigline? What Sigline?

      by Khun David on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 07:57:26 AM PDT

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    •  From those wonderful folks who brought you (1+ / 0-)
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      the Iraqi war; the guys who claimed we'd be welcomed as liberators, that we'd find wmds' that Saddam was involved in 9/11; that you go to war with the army you have-instead of taking time to make sure there was adequate man-power and materials; that the war would pay for itself; and on and on.  Now they are again offering advice and the news channels are interviewing them as if they were actually experts in anything but screwing up.  Even the shortest attention span should remember the body bags arriving at Dover Air Force Base because the Administration didn't want to draw attention to what the war was actually costing us.  Soldiers' lives, unlike everything else about the war couldn't be paid for by credit card or outsourced at great expense to contractors well connected to the Bush Administration.

      •  No, no, no... (0+ / 0-)

        continually the point is missed.  All this is misdirection.  They don't care about the body bags. Soldiers lives are irrelevant.  They are employed by those who make great gobs of money when the USA goes to war.  And they will say anything, absolutely anything, to promote another war.  The political or moral rightness or wrongness of the situation is also irrelevant.  The ONLY relevant issue is how many rifles, bombs, mines, planes, bullets, etc., etc. can be sold to all sides of the conflict.  Don't sell them short. These are intelligent and dedicated professionals doing what they are very well paid to do.

        •  Can't we please declare war on global warming (0+ / 0-)

          instead of any nation?  We could pay our MIC firms well for parts for a national smart electric grid, wind turbines, solar power systems, the above ground parts for enhanced geothermal systems.  We could speed up R&D on algal bio-fuels and in a few more years, subsidize getting our too big to fail oil firms into making algal bio-fuels instead of wanting to attack some OPEC nation to grab their oil.  War against global warming could be both cheaper in the short run and more constructive in the long run than war against any other nation.

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