Clinton: Iraq crisis could have broad consequences

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 14, 2014 9:11 p.m.

    GaryO:

    * Falsely claiming to be under fire in Bosnia is not being wise. Period!
    * Actually using our military might, the war is very much winnable.
    * How many dysfunctional governments did Hitler conquer before the world feared for their own safety? Not very wise to let this kind of thing to continue, is it?
    * Seventy five percent of the worlds military weapons come from our country. Not very wise to let this occur is it?
    * After killing thousands, and promising to kill Americans, setting five terrorists free, and saying they are no threat to America is not very wise either. Is it?
    * The world knew of Bills infidelity except Hillary. Not very wise.
    * Claiming to be dead broke, but having enough to buy a two million dollar house was not a wise statement.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    June 14, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    "give some examples of Hillary's wisdom. Please."

    Sure thing Worf . . . Let's look at the situation at hand.

    We have a the Nation of Iraq, with a government leader hand-selected by GW "I'm the Decider" Bush.

    The government is completely incapable or running the nation on its own. Iraq is predominantly Sunni, but the government and the military is predominantly Shiitte (traditional Sunni Antagonists).

    The Majority Sunnis don't want to be controlled by their ancient enemies, the Shiites. That government is NOT going to work on its own unless Western powers hover around to protect from outraged citizens.

    Hillary "would not want to fight on behalf of a dysfunctional Iraqi government."


    And that's smart. What she is suggesting is that the Iraq government would have to make changes in that government to make it workable . . . Like welcoming a little more input from the actual citizens.

    And let's not forget, Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration did not suck us into any vast, expensive, unwinnable wars like the Bush administration did.

    That's pretty wise, don't you think?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 14, 2014 10:37 a.m.

    GaryO--give some examples of Hillary's wisdom. Please.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 14, 2014 10:31 a.m.

    GaryO,

    Hillary is not a wise woman, and often doesn't speak the truth.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    June 14, 2014 7:54 a.m.

    Hillary "would not want to fight on behalf of a dysfunctional Iraqi government."

    Hillary is a wise woman.

    That dysfunctional Iraqi government was designed by the might GW Bush in his day of public adulation, when a lot of Americans were foolish enough to believe in him.

    After all, he always prayed to God for advice before making a major decision, according to Condi Rice anyway. Sometimes, they would all hold hands and pray . . . before they decided to make a really ridiculous decision.

    In a predominately Sunni nation, GW installed a government and a military that had relatively few Sunni's in them. He DESIGNED an unstable government and set the nation up for failure.

    Not only that, but Saddam's Sunni-controlled Iraq kept Shiite Iran from gaining too much power, and that was to our advantage.

    GW's Iraqi Government harmed our interests while destabilizing the Middle East.

    If we have some leverage now to insert some good sense into this whole mess, than we should do it.

    If Hillary can convince the Iraqi government to straighten up its act, then GOOD.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    June 14, 2014 7:41 a.m.

    Iron Rod -


    "I would like to hear from some of the readers who felt that the Iraq war was such a good idea."

    Would you? OK

    I thought the war in Iraq was a good idea. Like others, I believed the lies of the Bush administration, and I thought it would be a good idea to attack Iraq before they attacked us with their huge arsenal of WMD's.

    “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.”
    Dick Cheney August 26, 2002

    “Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons.”
    - George W. Bush September 12, 2002

    "We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." –National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, on Iraq's nuclear capabilities and the Bush administration's case for war, Sept. 8, 2002

    By all means ATTACK . . . ATTACK. Get them before they get us!!

    With all those dire warnings from the trusted Bush administration, Americans would have to be crazy not to take preemptive action . . . Don't you think?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 13, 2014 9:57 p.m.

    With three hundred million people in this country, why can't we hear from different people.

    There are many capable people with leadership skills.

    Lets say thank you, and good bye to the Bushes, Clinton's, and Obama's. Goodbye Harry, Nancy, Diane Feinstein, and Boxer.

    Let's give someone else the opportunity to serve their country.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 8:30 p.m.

    I would like to hear from some of the readers who felt that the Iraq war was such a good idea.

    Many people questioned the reasons presented for our preemptive attack and were pushed aside.

    After more than ten years, 3.2 trillion dollars borrowed, over 4,000 dead and over 40,000 wounded
    do you still think it was such a good idea. Would you support it again given the same circumstances?

    For those who were against the war from the beginning which of the reasons given were the most stretch of the truth in your opinion?

    I do not understand how a vast majority of the people some how felt Iraq was behind 9/11.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    June 13, 2014 8:30 p.m.

    I'm sure they removed the word "terrorists" from their talking points.