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2003-04-29 Arabia
US pulls out of Saudi Arabia
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Posted by Steve 2003-04-29 07:42 am|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1078 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 excellent - finally -

If we want to make nice with Saudi this makes it easier - no US troops on "holy soil" stirring things up.
If we want to put pressure on the Saudis this makes it easier.
And it presumably improves conditions for our troops, especially the females.
More fruits of the 3 week war.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-04-29 08:24:13||   2003-04-29 08:24:13|| Front Page Top

#2 So what's Binny gonna bitch about now? That's if he's not a compost heap, which is entirely possible.
Posted by tu3031 2003-04-29 09:03:28||   2003-04-29 09:03:28|| Front Page Top

#3 U.S. Pulls Out Of Saudi Arabia

"a dissatisfied Saudi Arabia expressed frustration afterward, whining: 'it's all about them and once they get what they want, it's over'"
Posted by Frank G  2003-04-29 09:37:31||   2003-04-29 09:37:31|| Front Page Top

#4 Did we leave cab fare on the dresser?
Posted by Steve  2003-04-29 10:54:18||   2003-04-29 10:54:18|| Front Page Top

#5 Will they still respect us?
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-04-29 12:39:04||   2003-04-29 12:39:04|| Front Page Top

#6 Do we care?
Posted by Steve  2003-04-29 12:47:18||   2003-04-29 12:47:18|| Front Page Top

#7 I'm more worried about catching something...
Posted by Fred  2003-04-29 12:50:14||   2003-04-29 12:50:14|| Front Page Top

#8  The sweetest part about it is. When we have to invade Soddy from Iraq, we'll have a kick ass forward air base, that's just waiting for our arrival.
I'm beginning to really like those military planners of ours.
Posted by Mike N. 2003-04-29 13:07:07||   2003-04-29 13:07:07|| Front Page Top

#9 So what's Old Scratch's Absolutely Murderous Archvillain going to complain about now? Oh, just the overthrow of the Tally Banned and Saddamn; he'll use an inflated # of civilian casualties, probably certainly.
Posted by KP 2003-04-29 16:41:18||   2003-04-29 16:41:18|| Front Page Top

#10 Do you realize what HUGE news this is for the military - particularly the Air Force?... SOUTHERN WATCH rotations were a fact of life for those guys for MANY years - any person joining the military after the first Gulf War does not remember an Air Force that did NOT deploy to Saudi on a continuous basis... This Saudi rotation act was directly the cause for untold numbers of fed-up, mid-level NCO's and first term enlistees leaving the service! and now its over... Quite frankly, with unemployment up, and operations SOUTHERN and NORTHERN WATCH ended, I don't think we're going to see the degree of retention problems that we have been living with in the military for the past decade or so...

I'm actually tremendously excited for the friends that I have that are still in the Air Force - we had all assumed that Prince Sultan would eventually become a permanent duty station -- guess the government meant it when they said it was temporary - it only SEEMED like forever...

Posted by Steve W.  2003-04-29 21:54:15||   2003-04-29 21:54:15|| Front Page Top

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