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  •  It is estimated that Saddam Hussein (3+ / 0-)

    killed about 100,000 of his own people in Iraq, some with chemical weapons (that we sold to them), and the United States did nothing, declaring themselves "neutral" in the Iran/Iraq war.
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    Obama and his administration are being naturally cautious, after the Bush debacle and the invasion of Iraq using phony evidence of WMD.
    We also know that some of the rebel groups are affiliated with Al Qaeda, so it would be idiotic to arm the rebels until we know more.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:50:54 AM PDT

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    •  Arming the rebels seems like a stupid policy (1+ / 0-)
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      in nearly all cases.  We laugh out loud every time we read about all the troops/police we have armed and trained in Iraq and Afghanistan who will now supposedly help stabilize the country.  Why anyone would think this would work is beyond me.

      •  Agreed, yet (1+ / 0-)
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        arming the rebels is exactly what we did when the CIA ran the largest covert war in our history-- in Afghanistan, in order to get the Soviet military out of there.

        It's all in the book Charlie Wilson's War.

        We can see how well this worked for us.

        "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

        by Superpole on Sun May 05, 2013 at 01:24:15 PM PDT

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