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  •  I Can't Remember (6+ / 0-)

    maybe it’s the time we added the charge of wrecking the Foreign Service.

    ... who it was (Strom Thurmond or Jesse Helms) who said over a decade ago that we didn't need foreign service officers because we had fax machines!

    A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. America for Gore

    by JekyllnHyde on Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 08:08:03 AM PDT

    •  At least Fax machines don't try to avoid (1+ / 0-)
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      being sent to essential diplomatic postings.

        •  Uhm Yes. (0+ / 0-)

          Do you really imagine that at this point we can just walk away?

          We're going to have to have some kind of major diplomatic presence there up to the day we are physically kicked out.

          •  So Not Only Is A Completely Immoral War On People (1+ / 0-)
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            Amayupta yo

            who never did Americans any harm, essential?  Endless war is too!  Chike, take a hike, back to advising Bush/Cheney , won't ya!  Byee!

            •  um (1+ / 0-)
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              chike didn't say either of those things and you know it.

              whether or not you think the war is completely immoral, baghdad is a pretty important diplomatic posting, and will be for some time.

              give them broadswords and sweet liberty

              by chopper on Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 08:53:21 AM PDT

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              •  Um, Listen To The Foreign Service Diplomats, (0+ / 0-)

                close it down!  Bring em Home.  Not essential!  That's what I know!  And now, Byee, to you too.

                •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

                  we have like 150,000 soldiers in iraq.

                  you better bet that wherever we have 150,000 soldiers, whether or not you want them there, is going to be a pretty important diplomatic post.

                  call me a 'bush lover' or whatever if it makes you feel better, i want them home now.

                  but wherever we have that many soldiers, it's pretty damn important to have the state department there too.

                  give them broadswords and sweet liberty

                  by chopper on Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 09:01:23 AM PDT

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                  •  Can you people stop behaving like babies? (0+ / 0-)

                    Do you get the sense that some people here are like screaming infants?

                    WA! WA! WA! I WANT OUT NOW!  EVERYONE OUT!!!  ALL! ALL! ALL!  NOW! NOW! NOW!

                    What?  You're saying it can't be done tomorrow?


                    In actual fact, the adults in the Democratic Party (ie. every candidate with a chance at winning the nomination) all seem to agree that it will take at least a year to get out of Iraq.  Hillary says two.  And none of them suggest we can get away with total abandonment.

                    And remember - they're running for the party nomination now, meaning they are running left.  When it's time for the general election they're going to head back towards the center... so they'll probably be talking about using their entire first terms to prepare things so they can withdraw in their second terms!

            •  Who do you think we are making war on? (0+ / 0-)

              Get real.

              The war we're fighting now is against people who have killed or attempted to kill Americans as well as other Iraqis.

              Claiming at this time that our war is against all of Iraq is absurd nonsense.

              Even if you want to claim that's what it was at the beginning your silliness would still not be true - Iraq definitely did Americans harm during the Gulf War.  They were pretty bad at it but they got some licks in.

          •  what right do we have dictating Iraq's future (1+ / 0-)
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            you aren't foolish enough to think that we "own" Iraq because we "broke it" are you?

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