#123 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2016-04-12 12:19 PM
"No kidding that is the Point. You must have attended the same history class as NorthGuy 2.5
I see you support Team Obama in his ME efforts, do you think he was SAVVY when he negotiated the terrorists real good in the Bergdahl trade? Obama and Kerry also negotiated the deal with Iran another disaster and yet you support his efforts WHY?"
Say WTF? No the point was you equating an Germany with the Iraqi government we supported. As far as who was in my history class, at least I was in school.
War is a last resort and a useless threat, negotiation is always valuable whether it succeeds or not.
One cannot foresee the long term results of negotiation & equating short term posturing with eventual results is as mistaken as blindness to the known consequence of military action.
Peace through Permanent war is a failure as the most recent 25yr Gulf entanglement proves.
"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into."
Once the US got involved failure was per-ordained, the only policy which Obama or anyone could have taken to avoid failure was complete takeover of both Iraq & Afghanistan.
When the US military is kicking down doors & trying to sort insurgents, between pro, anti, & neutral militias & civilians we're an occupying force & there is no good end.
Just like Bush & Clinton and every other misguided moron in charge, the heroin of the short decisive war is irresistible, especially since the military-industrial complex employs a lot of people and the military has become the 4th branch of government.
Hmmm why has Colin Powell dropped out of politics? Because thoughtful, intelligent, rationalism is futile against the oligarchy?
"When you decide to get involved in a military operation in a place like Syria, you've got to be prepared, as we learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, to become the government, and I'm not sure any country, either the United States or I don't hear of anyone else, who's willing to take on that responsibility."