The Iraq War Is Over

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@1: Hey, thanks for the tip.
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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.
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
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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!
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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!
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@5 i prefer foreign civil war of Republican adventure.
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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!
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if i was unemployed id remix this video with a dope soundtrack fer yall
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@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.
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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.
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@10

Honey. Trust me. There is nothing nouveau about my riche. It's 6 generations old.
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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.