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by canook
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

I would ask of him is what up with their politics up there? Another new prime minister? How many is that in the past 4 years? In the last 4 years we've had ONE Prime Minister - Stephen Harper. He's been pm for more than 5 years actually, although his gov't has been defeated twice in non-confidence ...
by canook
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

And of course, by posing the question, the op is essentially admitting that Iraq was/is a clusterfuck that will be one of Bush's great enduring legacies. Out of curiosity why is a canadian so interested in american politics? Canadian troops went into Afghanistan when Bush abandoned it to invade Ira...
by canook
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

And of course, by posing the question, the op is essentially admitting that Iraq was/is a clusterfuck that will be one of Bush's great enduring legacies.
by canook
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

Not leading - led. He kept referring to the action in the past tense. A few paragraphs in "...Our most effective alliance, NATO, has taken command of the enforcement of the arms embargo and No Fly Zone. Last night, NATO decided to take on the additional responsibility of protecting Libyan civilians....
by canook
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

WC,Not sure if you're quoting me or quoting lenny. I don't pretend to know why, the US went into Iraq. There was probably a myriad of reasons. There were 21 rationales given why Iraq needed to be attacked. Fifteen seperate reasons were offered by gwb. The remainder were given by Cheney, Rice, Wolfo...
by canook
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

he doesn't have a clue what he's doing. but what else would you expect from a guy who's leadership experience it limited to community organizing? many thanks to all of you who helped put us in this situation. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/03/27/libya.html "NATO is assuming command of all ...
by canook
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

Ousting a tyrannical leader and bringing democracy to the region isn't a good enough reason anymore? Wasn't that the previous administration's (final) reason for going into Iraq?
by canook
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/03/defense-secretary-libya-did-not-pose-threat-to-us-was-not-vital-national-interest-to-intervene.html Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that Libya did not pose a threat to the United States before the U.S. began its military campaign against the No...
by canook
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

Hmmm, getting rid of a corrupt dictator and bringing democracy to the region. Where have I heard that before? At least he skipped the specious excuses of weeding out terrorist training camps and wmd's. Expect to see him in front a 'Mission Accomplished' banner soon.
by canook
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libya, Obamas Iraq?
Replies: 116
Views: 6893

Re: Libya, Obamas Iraq?

He said that when, exactly? Worthless comment without proof. BTW - The picture you used is from a protest in Sri Lanka (can be found on the India Times website) - a close POLITICAL ally of Libya. Not sure it has anything to do at all with religious extremism. Qaddafi is not known for his tolerance o...
by canook
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can't pass the test then you can't vote...
Replies: 45
Views: 3141

Re: Can't pass the test then you can't vote...

History has taught us time and again and again that people can be convinced to separate themselves willingly from their money for the thinnest of reasons by preying on people's desires, beliefs, fears and weaknesses. Flim-flam men, con men, snake-oil salesmen, carpetbaggers, grifters, manager/leade...