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Clinton says "we cannot win" Iraq war

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posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 10:24 PM
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Clinton says "we cannot win" Iraq war


www.reuters.com

Democrat Hillary Clinton charged on Monday the Iraq war may end up costing Americans $1 trillion and further strain the economy, as she made her case for a prompt U.S. troop pullout from a war "we cannot win."

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, but voters now say the economy is their top issue in the campaign for the November presidential election.
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posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 10:24 PM
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This is pretty much the only thing I can agree with Hillary Clinton on.

We cannot win a war in Iraq. We will never win.

Bush announced "major combat missions in Iraq" ended in 2003, but we're still there 5 years later.

Who is telling the truth? None of them.

As I mentioned in a previous thread, this war has been about oil and protecting Israel.

The Pope AND Hillary Clinton say enough is enough. What other hypocrite needs to step forward and say we're fighting a bull# enemy before anything happens?


She said the war has sapped U.S. military and economic strength, damaged U.S. national security, taken the lives of nearly 4,000 Americans and left thousands wounded.

"Our economic security is at stake," she said. "Taking into consideration the long-term costs of replacing equipment and providing medical care for troops and survivors' benefits for their families, the war in Iraq could ultimately cost well over $1 trillion."


You know its really really bad when both the aforementioned "leaders" have anything to say in common...

www.reuters.com
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posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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The conspiracy in this article involves the $500 billion we've already spent and at least another $500 billion slated to be spent.

Where is this money going? Who profits off of this expenditure? Surely not the Iraqis. They are reaping the violence sewn, but nothing more.

Oil companies and the Military-Industrial Complex are making a killing off the..killing...

Who profits? Halliburton, Blackwater, Exxon, Mobil, etc etc.

They are the ones we should be going after, not the "insurgents."



posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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The conditions for winning that war were met when Saddam gave himself up for questioning.

Everything since then has been a farce, nothing more than an illusion generated by the Media's short-sighted apprehension of the situation, saying that we're there as a peacekeeping force to stop the Sunni and Shia fighters from massacring one another.

When in reality, the Allied Presence has done little to stop the suicide bombings.

Our troops are dying for a cause that many among the public don't even believe in.



posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 10:46 PM
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Why are none of the candidates saying "we could have won this war had we done it right from the start". I'm not that big of a fan of war but who goes to war with a minimal amount of troops? We should have gone in with at least half a million troops, taken care of business and gotten out. This is just a hypothetical of course, I know the whole reason for the war was a joke. I'm just saying that if you're going to invade another country, do it right. Sorry if I went slightly off topic here, who cares what Hillary said, she just wants to be back in the news and feed us more of her blabbering.



posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 10:49 PM
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Here's the problem though, when we pull out, we are going to see much killing and more violence.

A lot more.

However, we cannot afford this war. This is like another war on drugs, it will go on perpetually with no victory for either side, and end up costing lives and TONS of $$. $$ we cannot afford.

Bush really screwed us with this one.



posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 10:59 PM
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all i can say is............Thank GAWD ALMIGHTY. I thought Iraq storys would never end.



posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 11:13 PM
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the Iraq stories will end. have no doubt.
See, slowly this war has been adopted by the Corporate side.
thus why there are more corporate contractors in Iraq than military men.

What happens when bush and cheney leave office?
The common military personnel, the average 'Gi-Joe' will come home, and it will be touted as a US Miiltary reduction. 150,000 US Troops come home, 150,000 Iraq trained police step up to the plate.
But the 150,000 corporate contractors will still be there, with their helicoprters, jets, hummers etc etc.

You wont hear anything about them on the news, because its teh inner workings of a Corporation, that stuff remains quiet outside of boardroom meetings.

Dick Cheney will adopt this war as a 'ongoing project' under KBR. It will be removed as a 'US-Military-Adventure' from the public mainstream.
Troops arent dying in a warzone, but leaks of confidential corporate documents will reveal contractors were continuing to die, but this isnt deemed as a US military thing.

Thats if the economy, and the US survives its present meltdown.



posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 11:39 PM
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More like she doesn't want us to win.


Which explains why Ms. hillary, as well as obama, cannot come up with a plan of action in regards to Iraq having a bright future. ie a successful campaign that doesn't send our soldiers the wrong message. Saying we cannot win, is nothing more than an oxymoron.

Dont fall for it people...That women has more skeletons in her closet then the crypt keeper.



posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 11:55 PM
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Much of this "equipment" she speaks of is going to be, and is in the process of being replaced by Future Combat systems (a program Obama would like to stall). FCS is slated to be out by 2012-2014, it is commonly referred to as being "open ended."

This war, has been nothing short of using up what would have otherwise gone to waste.



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