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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Iraq War Is Over

Posted by on Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 9:50 AM

So said Obama last night from the Oval Office. Here's the video in case you missed it:

 

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Eli Sanders 2
@1: Hey, thanks for the tip.
Posted by Eli Sanders http://elisanders.net/ on September 1, 2010 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Original Andrew 3
That's all folks!*

*Eeeeeeeeeeeexcept for the 50,000 troops, countless mercenaries and now heavily invested foreign oil companies armed with the endless billions that we'll be spending to help them fight off Iraqi rebels trying to reclaim their resources.

Other than that it's over.
Posted by Original Andrew on September 1, 2010 at 10:25 AM · Report this
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Posted by dwight moody on September 1, 2010 at 10:37 AM · Report this
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Let's call it by its right name, here in Slog if nowhere else. It is not and never was a "war." It was an invasion and occupation by an aggressor nation. Funny that no one thinks of it that way.

Iraq never attacked the US. The pretense for the "war" - weapons of mass destruction - was based on blatantly false intelligence. Despite Iraq's non-compliance with UN monitoring, the UN never gave the US the go-ahead to enforce those terms on behalf of the international community.

And yet even in the ultra-liberal pages of the Slog, it's still called a "war." Fascinating!
Posted by Centrists Rule the World today on September 1, 2010 at 11:07 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
What's a million paid mercenaries living off the taxpayer's tab in Iraq and Afghanistan between massively unemployed taxpaying friends ....

BRING THEM ALL HOME BY XMAS OR LOSE THE WHITE HOUSE!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on September 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
@5 i prefer foreign civil war of Republican adventure.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on September 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 8
Well…
That was awkward…
But hey! It’s good to see that even with near 10% unemployment, a massive deficit and stagnant economic growth, Obama could scrape together enough extra cash to redecorate his digs. Looks like my dad’s den in the 80’s… Yuck!
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on September 1, 2010 at 11:11 AM · Report this
aardvark 9
if i was unemployed id remix this video with a dope soundtrack fer yall
Posted by aardvark on September 1, 2010 at 11:11 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 10
@8,

Redecorating the White House is part of the administration's normal budget. The red tape involved with transferring that money to another part of the federal budget would likely exceed the original dollar amount.

And you're the one wedded to the trappings of the nouveau riche. I long to see the tacky wreck you live in.
Posted by keshmeshi on September 1, 2010 at 11:59 AM · Report this
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The red tape involved with transferring that money to another part of the federal budget would likely exceed the original dollar amount.

As long as people treat red tape as if it was a law of physics, nothing will ever change.
Posted by LJM on September 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 12
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Honey. Trust me. There is nothing nouveau about my riche. It's 6 generations old.
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on September 1, 2010 at 5:10 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 13
Although, admittedly, most of my furniture, art, silver, crystal and china has only been “with us” for 5 generations. The original paterfamilias preferred to buy (and hold) land, banks, railroads, mills and mineral rights. Bless his soul.
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on September 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM · Report this

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