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  • dxmnkd316
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    Re: Global War on Terror III: Dick Cheney's Hague ICC Vacation

    Originally posted by bronconick View Post
    What precisely are our two divisions in Germany defending against?
    It's a strategic base to have access to the middle east (and pretty much everywhere else east of the prime meridian). Rammstein holds more strategic value than probably everything but Pearl Harbor and Deigo Garcia.

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  • bronconick
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Isolationism? We don't need to defend Europe or Japan anymore do we??
    What precisely are our two divisions in Germany defending against?

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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Isolationism? We don't need to defend Europe or Japan anymore do we??
    Why do we? Who are we protecting them from? The Red Menace? The Cold War is over.

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    Let me rephrase that: We aren't supposed to be an Empire, but have been since WW2. We need to go back to being a Republic, if for no other reason than we can no longer afford our Empire.
    Isolationism? We don't need to defend Europe or Japan anymore do we??

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Hopefully someone reminds them that we have a massive deficit...and should be trying to cut government spending.
    The fiscal cons get that. The 3G types never will.

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  • 5mn_Major
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    Originally posted by MattS View Post
    Are you sure?

    I am thinking that most of the GOP would disagree with you.
    Hopefully someone reminds them that we have a massive deficit...and should be trying to cut government spending.

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    Originally posted by MattS View Post
    Are you sure?

    I am thinking that most of the GOP would disagree with you. Heck I am pretty sure most of them don't now it's a Republic or what that means. But an Empire sure sounds better, right?
    Let me rephrase that: We aren't supposed to be an Empire, but have been since WW2. We need to go back to being a Republic, if for no other reason than we can no longer afford our Empire.

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  • MattS
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    This is a Republic, not an Empire.
    Are you sure?

    I am thinking that most of the GOP would disagree with you. Heck I am pretty sure most of them don't now it's a Republic or what that means. But an Empire sure sounds better, right?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Aggression from whom? Terrorists don't care how big our military is: If they are going to attack, they're going to attack. The days when the evil Red Threat was going to invade the country or shower us with nuclear missiles are long gone. The Chinese? We're they're biggest customer, plus they've already beaten us economically anyway. We can slash the military budget and still have plenty of soldiers to defend the country, which is what the military is supposed to do. The military doesn't exist to project American power around the globe. This is a Republic, not an Empire.

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  • 5mn_Major
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    Sorry, but no tears from here. We have long since left the cold war, are overdue for a complete military overhaul focusing on today's realities rather than manning bases around the world, and just perhaps this will mean that the US taxpayer pays less than half of the world's military budget:

    Panetta Warns Military Cuts Would Invite 'Aggression'

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday that sweeping military cuts which could be triggered by the failure of the congressional deficit committee to strike a deal "invites aggression" from abroad.

    "I've warned that by cutting in excess of 20 percent in every area, (the trigger) will lead to a hollow force. And let me explain just exactly what we're talking about when we talk about hollow force. Obviously, that which is hollow retains a shell but lacks a core," he said.

    "It's a ship without sailors. It's a brigade without bullets. It's an air wing without enough trained pilots. It's a paper tiger. An Army of barracks, buildings and bombs without enough trained soldiers able to accomplish the mission. It's a force that suffers low morale, poor readiness, and is unable to keep up with potential adversaries. In effect, it invites aggression," Panetta said.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011...#ixzz0e6MPQ7ON

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  • 5mn_Major
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    It sounds like the European Union has been watching the National Collegiate Hockey Conference in terms of its membership.

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  • WeWantMore
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Hey, they were asking for it.

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  • Kepler
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    Cojones.

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    Last edited by Kepler; 11-08-2011, 12:30 PM.

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  • LynahFan
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    Interesting read.

    "If it was a kill mission you don't need Seal Team 6; you need a box of hand grenades."

    (not to mention a chance to bump Priceless's outstanding picture).

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: Global War on Terror III: Dick Cheney's Hague ICC Vacation

    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Saw this on the Fox News site. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10...est=latestnews

    Some quotes:

    We don’t have enough kids from ourselves.
    If that's a problem, I'll help solve it.
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