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  •  Not being snarky at all. (2+ / 0-)
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    frostbite, Victor Ward

    The ISIS looks like they're going to control a big hunk of Iraq and there isn't anything the US can do about it.

    The US isn't going to do anything to take ground away from them, bombing isn't going to do it, and the Iraqis look like the Keystone Kops/Three Stooges/Marx Brothers of effective government, what do you propose?

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Sat Aug 09, 2014 at 08:01:17 AM PDT

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    •  One of the mistakes America made was assuming t... (2+ / 0-)
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      Sam I Am, riesling

      One of the mistakes America made was assuming that everyone seeks the American model- pluralism, equal rights, democracy. Plenty of people aren't interested in that and I don't think ISIL is going to buy into it. They're driven by the notion of religious purity and supremacy- I doubt they spent 3 seconds considering how they'll feed the faithful.

      •  Actually every person in our world hopes for (1+ / 0-)
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        democracy. However, democracy is much like terrorism. It has many interpretations. Just as Americahas it's own definitions, so do all other countries in the world.

        War is costly. Peace is priceless!

        by frostbite on Sat Aug 09, 2014 at 09:56:13 AM PDT

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