Iraq: Hey America, GTFO!

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  1. Randy

    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    Iraqi Prime Minister Says U.S. Forces Must Leave On Time - WSJ.com
     
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    Funny, from the thread title, I'm not really getting an overwhelming sense of "America, GTFO" from what's been posted. Sounds like he's stepping up a bit and just restating what's already known. That America and Iraq's fledgling government are on track to scale back (and phase out) America's involvement / troop presence.

    Great. :metal:

    Next.
     
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    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    Sounds good to me.
     
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    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    Oh come on, what fun would this section be without a good sensationalist thread title?
     
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    Not much fun, you're right!

    <Kung Fu Voice> Let's FIGHT!!!! </Kung Fu Voice>

    I do hope we stick to what's been agreed upon (as countries) and get the martha fock OUT of there as soon as possible, but I fear the Iraqis will only step up half-assedly OR, America will find an *excuse* to stick around a lot longer than we need to or should.
     
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    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    I'm looking at it like Germany, South Korea or Vietnam... lots of lives and money lost but over time, they'll probably adopt more Western culture and pickup industrializing/exporting. Lemons->Lemonade and all that.
     
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    Exactly :agreed:

    And Walmart. Iraq needs Walmart. Oh and KFC too. And plenty of brothels. But with chicks. Not little kids.
     
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    tacotiklah I am Denko (´・ω・`)

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    Well this could've been achieved had we done what some of the most radical right-wingers I know had suggested; nuked the hell out of all the middle east.

    That would've created a large enough parking lot for the world's biggest walmart.....
     
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    Nuking it from orbit, that's the only way to be sure :yesway:

    And it would've turned the whole place into a nice sheet of glass... and set the clock back, what, 3 weeks? :lol: I keed I keed :lol:
     
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    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    And in a thousand years, it'll actually have inhabitable radiation levels when people will actually be able to go there. :lol:
     
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    Not if you use the Neutron Bomb. Doesn't the Neutron Bomb destroy almost all organic life and leave infrastructure (buildings/etc) more or less in place but with faster radioactive decay?

    From the Wiki apparently the answer is kinda. It has a reduced explosive yield compared to other nuclear weapons, but apparently it does fuck shit up pretty hard (hey it's a nuke) so... so much for infrastructure intact... :ugh:

    Neutron bomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    But wait.. I thought we were already out of there!

    [​IMG]

    And then, we were out of there again!

    Obama declares that combat In Iraq is over

    If my calculations are correct, this means we're double-out-of-there now, right? How much more out of there could we be?

    Or, did maybe the second out of there cancel out the first out of there?

    :lol:
     
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    Third time's the charm?
     
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    We need to be out of there at *least* once or twice more for it to take effect. Then maybe once more after that, just to be safe :lol:
     
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    but if we leave how are we supposed to build our oil empire?
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    "We don't take our forces and go around the world and try to take other people's real estate or other people's resources, their oil. That's just not what the United States does," he said. "We never have, and we never will. That's not how democracies behave."

    --Rumsfeld. :lol:
     
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    Hey we conquered it, it's ours now, we will leave when we feel like it. In fact I'm thinking of buying a vacation house over there and getting nice and cozy. Iraq the 53rd state in the union.
     
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    It's like when someone on the forum says they're out of here, then tries to sign up a duplicate account-

    Or like Monty Python and the Holy Grail's Nights Who Say Ni!

    We are no longer the USA! We are now the USA ekki ekki ekki ftang pow mumble mumble...

    Anyway, I feel awful for the service men and women who left home while the economy was in decent shape only to come back to a country with an unemployment rate in the teens and a literacy rate pushing the sixties.

    As you all know, I feel pretty strongly that we should have never been there in the first place. :shrug:

    Ha ha, 53rd state! After Germany and Japan, I presume?
     
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    Who are the 52nd and 51st states?
     
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    Is Iraq allowed to form their own standing army?
     

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