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6th April 2000
But the war in Iraq was fought for a good cause
yup, us getting oil cheaper really is a reason to sacrifice american soldiers in a war that must end in 30 days before Congress retracts them. Gotta love that executive power. /end sarcasm
The United States of America provides a large chunk of funding to the UN (added support that the UN isn't corrupt, as they would have sanctioned the war because of the money).
Would be awesome if this were true. Actually we haven't paid our bill for quite some time. (A few hundred million last time I checked.)
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N0e, I can't tell where your coming from there. Every country thats apart of the UN Security Council has money owed, but none of them pay even close to the amount of cash the United States pours into that organization. Without the US as a funder the United Nations would be crippled. Infact, I can't see why we even continue to support the UN, it's become so corrupted and useless I can't see the good it does us anymore. As for Bush, I started out as a big supporter for the man. I thought he could give this country the boost it needed. I saw the spending and I thought "Oh well, it is true he has to make up for years of Clinton's deconstructing of the military." but then it just kept going on, and I saw him pour more and more money into places it didnt need to go. I saw him expand entitlement programs, I saw him dump cash on the NEA, etc. etc. etc. I saw him attain a republican congress, and still he did nothing with it. Now I see him in Iraq, claiming we've only got about three years to go in there and I realize: thats bullshit. Iraq has become a quagmire. We have bogged down our soldiers. I supported the cause for the war and the war itself, I witnessed one of the greatest military campaigns in history, but how much longer can it go on? How many more need to die? Or maybe I don't know what the hell Im talking about, with little knowledge of what goes on in the higher branches of the military, I guess Im in no position to pass judgement on the outcome of our stay in Iraq. But I can say its not looking good, and something needs to be done. Ive lost my faith in George Bush, but I dont waste my time bashing him. I don't think he did what he did for corporate success or for oil (If anyone wants to argue that with me, go ahead your wasting your time. Ive completely disregarded any such argument) or really for any reason other then weapons of mass destruction, which once again I support. The way I see it as this point, I have no candidate in the elections, no real candidate. But between a democrat and Bush, I'll pick Bush. Because I can only see things getting worse without him. Who knows, maybe he'll redeem himself in his second term.
All to true. Ive basically given up on fighting that argument. Especially regarding Alaska. I hear some liberal complain about harming the carbiou in Alaska and then have the balls to say the Iraq war was for oil.
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I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
11th February 2003
we, do get free oil from Iraq that is the only reason he did invade.......he acts like an innocent guy and asks" Where are the WMD's i lied about?" He uses the news to brain wash the americans. (thats my opinion its not a fact, thats what i think so dont start cursin' just cuse i said something)
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
11th February 2003
im not deaf or blind i did hear you, and i said thats my opinion.
For all you folks that thinks the US is hungry for World oil are you aware that we are sitting on some of the Worlds largest oil reserves?
7th March 2003
Killor, we have been through this already.....! ! ! (you know of what I speak of)
We can't get oil from Iraq yet. The oil infrastructure of Iraq isn't quite where it needs to be. When it does, oh, we'll be getting oil from Iraq, lots of it. Bush seems to have undermined all of our foreign policy in the last 50 years. The healthcare system is in shambles, prescription drugs are way too expensive, we have a deficit of 500+ billion dollars, our former allies hate us, there are 530 soldiers dead because of a wrongful war, tax cuts are heading to the rich, corporate america/and the rich control the white house, there are millions of illegals(with more on the way!), and many other things that are happening in the US of A because of Bush. Bush could do better. What happened to the fiscally responsible republican? I can see John Kerry doing much better than Bush. Too bad McCain isn't running, he'd be a good canidate. I wish he'd beat Bush in 2000. Btw, the Republicans are trying to "undo" the new deal that FDR set in after the stock market crash. So isn't that great. Oh yea, with that new healthcare plan, and those other new plans, filled with "pork", there will be a trillion dollar deficit in the next couple of years.
get a grip Killor. if you can only be insulting, don't bother replying. everyone is entitled to an opinion on this, and i don't want to see you belittling anyone due to their opinion. grow up.
I reckon I’m indifferent.
Whenever President George W. Bush makes an appearance on our state TV, it rarely has anything to do with American domestic affairs, and given the fact that American domestic affairs are not within my sphere of interest, to say the least, my opinion is based on his foreign policy, as presented by our media. Eh, this means that I have little knowledge of said domestic affairs, and I am thus not qualified to criticize your elected official on this issue.
Moving rapidly along,
Accepting the fact that Mr. Hussein of Iraq had to be deposed, I lament that it was executed so haphazardly. Now, haphazardly not military-wise, rather that the whole issue caused so much inconvenience in the United Nations. The whole incident, of course, pales in comparison to so many other nations on this wretched globe, but it is not the best of examples from a leading military power. But then again, war is never an easy path.
To me it seems many action of President Bush are blown out of proportions by an international press, predetermined on making him look like a buffoon. Alas, slander travels faster than praise and is by far more interesting.
Oh, and two questions:
#1 It is with worry that I have heard of these so-called “Free-Speech Zones”. What exact purpose do they serve?
#2 Pardon this question, for I may not have all the facts. Evidently President Bush has intentions of almost freezing the spending on discretionary programs apart from domestic security and military affairs, eh, reducing it’s growth to 1%. This is, he claims, a measure to reduce the deficit. Apparently two-thirds of the Federal budget (and blimey do you Americans have a large budget) is spent on social security, medicare, and interest payments on debt, etcetera. Military and domestic security craves its vast share and this military/security budget is about to be increased with 7%, to roughly $400 billion if I’m not mistaken. This would leave $445 billion for the remaining domestic programs, and apparently the costs of these programs are rising fast. Then there are the proposed transportation bill (which would cost an annual $310 billion for the next six years), an increase for NASA (which I find exciting), the recent 4% increase in federal salaries, education, job-training programmes, etcetera.
However, it seems that these various increases cannot be alleviated only by decreasing the spending on non-military programs. For instance, is this vast military budget necessary?
In, eh, conclusion, I remain indifferent and I just realized that I have spent way too much of my Sunday evening on this post. :uhm: