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2019-10-13 Home Front: Politix
Trump: Those who got US into Middle East quicksand are inept
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-13 02:32|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [524 views ]  Top

#1 Once again, he's not wrong. If they were the least bit competent we'd have won a long time ago. It took us only 4 years to defeat both Axis powers, and they were far more formidable than any country in the Middle East.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-10-13 06:14||   2019-10-13 06:14|| Front Page Top

#2 What if these fellows were not actually "inept." What if participation in 'endless wars' was the intended goal ?

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Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-13 06:28||   2019-10-13 06:28|| Front Page Top

#3 There's a Hebrew expression pertinent to your thesis Besoeker "I don't care if you're brain-damaged, or just pretending".
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-13 06:34||   2019-10-13 06:34|| Front Page Top

#4 Trump takes every solders death personally. Every law enforcement officer death as well. He will do everything in his power to prevent death. These endless wars with no exit strategy will stop. He is running the show. He makes a promise and he delivers.
Posted by Dale 2019-10-13 08:22||   2019-10-13 08:22|| Front Page Top

#5 The rest of the world would hate the USA just as much if we stayed home and tended our own knitting. It would not necessarily be cheaper but at least we'd be wasting our money on ourselves. I still believe a rock solid defense of CONUS could be very profitable for the big contractors. Only downside for them is they'd have to deliver stuff that works. And we still need Prompt Global Strike backed up by diplomats who can explain "Yes, it works and yes we will use it on you if you don't listen carefully."
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-13 08:32||   2019-10-13 08:32|| Front Page Top

#6 Uh-oh: Kinsley Gaffe alert.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-13 10:26||   2019-10-13 10:26|| Front Page Top

#7 Syria is a tar baby. No one can even begin to parse that conflict and tell us, in simple English, who's fighting whom, and why, and where, and who's up and who's down - let alone clearly articulate what if any national interest us at stake there for the United States.

For anyone wishing to understand the hysterical, confused and dysfunctional state of US foreign policy and grand strategy in the 21st century, our Syria policy (ex-Trump) is Exhibit A.

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Posted by Lex 2019-10-13 10:31||   2019-10-13 10:31|| Front Page Top

#8 All you need to know is Johnny McShame's friendsssssssssch are there...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-13 10:43||   2019-10-13 10:43|| Front Page Top

#9 Jeb! Boosh would be committing about 35,000 troops now...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-13 10:45||   2019-10-13 10:45|| Front Page Top

#10 What if participation in 'endless wars' was the intended goal ?


It does seem to be that way. Endless wars would mean there are no goals or objectives in a Sisyphus kind of arrangement.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-10-13 11:51||   2019-10-13 11:51|| Front Page Top

#11 Oh, there'$ objective$ and goal$ aplenty...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-13 15:06||   2019-10-13 15:06|| Front Page Top

#12 gotta keep the military industrial complex well fed.
Posted by 746 2019-10-13 18:58||   2019-10-13 18:58|| Front Page Top

#13 W bet that Democracy was compatible with Islam. He should have conquered Iraq and then handed the place over to the King of Jordan and pulled out.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-10-13 21:35||   2019-10-13 21:35|| Front Page Top

#14 Should have never got into 'Nation Building'.
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-10-13 22:06||   2019-10-13 22:06|| Front Page Top

#15 W bet that Democracy was compatible with Islam. He should have conquered Iraq and then handed the place over to the King of Jordan and pulled out.

Amen. Well put.

The Middle East is a mess. The less we have to do with their endless internecine frenzied feuds of all vs all, the better.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-13 22:29||   2019-10-13 22:29|| Front Page Top

#16 As far as I can tell, the king of Jordan can barely control the factions among his own people...
Posted by trailing wife 2019-10-13 23:06||   2019-10-13 23:06|| Front Page Top

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