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Monday, March 11, 2019

A top Republican blasted the Trump administration's potential demand that countries pay the full cost of hosting U.S. troops and then some, saying it's a "wrongheaded" move that would jeopardize both national security and relationships with allies. "It would be absolutely devastating," Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who heads the House Republican Conference and serves on the Armed Services Committee, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Make Mexico pay for the troops.

~ Dolt 45 ~

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-10 02:44 PM | Reply

China and Russia love Trump's strategy as it will result in the eviction of US forces from their neighbors.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2019-03-10 04:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Typical NY RE developer strategy, ask for an exorbitant price and then come down to reality...our allies need our troops to keep Russia/China/North Korea at bay, and will start paying more, much like South Korea just agreed to do.

South Korea, US sign deal on Seoul paying more for US military

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-10 05:19 PM | Reply

"Many experts think the lack of comprehensive joint exercises will eventually likely weaken the allies' military readiness if diplomacy fails and tensions with North Korea return."

When I was a defense contractor we understood the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

RightOCenter, himself a Marine Corps veteran, says we were wrong about that.

Semper Fi.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-10 05:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We love war!

- "progressives" on this thread.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-10 05:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We love North Korea!

Trumpers on this thread.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-10 05:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#4

Not at all, I actually participated in several smaller joint exercises in Korea and those exercises are still going on even with Trump eliminating the major spring exercise. I know that ruins the Narrative, but the fact remains that the USMC and Army troops in Korea, since they are in a war zone, maintain in excess of 80% readiness at all times.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-10 05:49 PM | Reply

This is one of those threads where the "eternally vigilant" libs will be proven wrong when the EU enters into a similar agreement as Korea (and Japan is about to) entered into.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-10 05:51 PM | Reply

The beauty of this is that for decades the Democrats have complained that it costs too much for the US to maintain these bases all over the world, but when they were in office didn't have the political fortitude to do anything about it. For all his warts, and they are legion, Donnie Little Hands is getting our allies to help foot the bill for our mutual defense, and it is freaking the Left out that he is cooping one of their favorite complaints/agenda items.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-10 05:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We love North Korea!

I do love it's falling apart!

I didn't vote for warmonger,bomb dropping, country killer.

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-10 07:40 PM | Reply

China and Russia love Trump's strategy as it will result in the eviction of US forces from their neighbors.

No kidding. Who do you think wrote it?

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2019-03-10 08:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Lynn Cheney is a POS just like her father.
Her Pa should have gone to prison for life.

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-03-11 03:48 AM | Reply

Lynn Cheney...

#12 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

FYI - her name is Liz.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Maybe we should deploy our troops for our safety and not for profit.

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-11 09:12 PM | Reply

"We're going to make Mexico pay for all the bullets we expend preventing brown people from coming across our southern border," but surprisingly no real outrage about the one's walking through our, air conditioned, airports. Think about that and realize, our government is trying to insure we get the smartest and best immigrants. So, if you were smart enough to arrange a passport and tickets to Miami from (name your place). Realize, it the planet's population increases at the rate now predicted none of that trivia matters. At some point the future of your nation is dependent upon having the best gene pool in the world; i.e. The United States of America because of??????? Diversity of genes. Hate to say it but, honestly, us old hippie chicks are burdened with the job of informing so many of you of the truth. Radical thought; not birth control but birth acceptance?
I understand the horrible ethics involved in such a situation but....

Which child is better off, a young woman not ready to support a child on their own gets pregnant and gives birth because that is what make the feel best.
I am drunk, my concept is good but I will forget in the morning. So

#15 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-11 11:03 PM | Reply

#15 Danni.

Drunk blogging. Been there / done that.

#16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 11:09 PM | Reply

"I am drunk, my concept is good but I will forget in the morning. So"

Your street cred just went up immeasurably. Everyone needs to get --------- once in a while, just to remember why it's not fun the next day.

I think I even agree with the point you were trying to make.

#17 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-03-11 11:38 PM | Reply

I'm not sure I understand her point...but I agree....the drunken blogging is awesome.

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2019-03-11 11:45 PM | Reply

Close bases around the world. US military personnel can spend their pay at home.

The world needs to defend, pay for, their own borders.

Both parties keep the war funding going.

We are not at war! Except with politicians.

This is not National Security.

GW warned the people from confusing trade partners with political partners.

We can trade and still be neutral.

#19 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-03-12 10:21 AM | Reply

A young woman, without the means to support a child, should have a knife to fend of men or a chastity belt with no key if they are too stupid to say no

#20 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-03-12 10:24 AM | Reply

"A young woman, without the means to support a child, should have a knife to fend of men or a chastity belt with no key if they are too stupid to say no" - #20 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-03-12 10:24 AM

Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton.

Perhaps you should try living in the real world, pet.

#21 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-12 10:34 AM | Reply

"Semper Fi. POSTED BY SNOOFY"

"Thnk u fr ur cervix"
- A Marine, thanking snoofy for his services

#22 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-03-12 11:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Radical thought; not birth control but birth acceptance?

/co-sign. Great point, wish our nation had policies in place to celebrate responsibly growing families such as what Singapore has in place to counter their low birth rate. The DNC is right on supporting maternal/paternal leave, but apart from that benefit, both parties ignore how they could bump up the number of baby bumps by citizens.

#23 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-03-12 11:27 AM | Reply

Make Mexico pay for the troops.

~ Dolt 45 ~

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot

dope

#24 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-12 11:32 AM | Reply

Maybe we should deploy our troops for our safety and not for profit.

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner

You are right bru........ we should pull our troops out of many foreign countries and put them on our border.

#25 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-12 11:36 AM | Reply

Perhaps you should try living in the real world, pet.

#21 | Posted by Hans

Why? You don't.

#26 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-12 11:38 AM | Reply

"You don't." - #26 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-12 11:38 AM

So says the author of this tidbit:

"UP???? BS......... Under o'bummer we wracked up 20 trillion in 8 years." - #5 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-21 11:57 AM
And...
"Please feel free to correct my post about the 20 trillion in 8 years." - #11 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-21 02:21 PM
Oops.

#27 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-12 11:42 AM | Reply

dope

#24 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-03-12 11:32 AM | REPLY

Retarded ---------.

#28 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-12 12:12 PM | Reply

Is this the same Liz"Carpet Bagger" Cheney who is the daughter of Satan himself? The woman that had not lived in Wyoming for many years and then shows up runs against the standing republican and goes over to the State's Fishing and Game and fills out a form for a lifetime fishing license as a lifetime Wyoming citizen? This Liz Cheney? What a horrid woman and who cares what the hell she thinks. She is every bit as foul as her horrible father. You know the guy that screwed up the Middle East for generations to come all so he could get richer?

#29 | Posted by Tknees2 at 2019-03-12 01:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You are right bru........ we should pull our troops out of many foreign countries and put them on our border.

#25 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-03-12 11:36 AM | FLAG:

okay?

#30 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-12 03:11 PM | Reply

Not to pop any nubbles (RONothing), but I read the article cited, and there was not an amount cited. Until then, I'll be rightfully skeptical. 95% of Orange Julius' proclamations have proven so far to be lies or duds, so I'll wait until an actual amount of budget increase is announced.

#31 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-03-12 06:53 PM | Reply

"China and Russia love Trump's strategy as it will result in the eviction of US forces from their neighbors."

And this is why there is no logical reason why Liberals aren't supporting Trump wholeheartedly. Less presence around the world means less in defense spending. Trump is setting up a plan that fits directly into the Liberals' agenda and they still hate him for it.

#32 | Posted by humtake at 2019-03-13 12:00 PM | Reply

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