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#13 YourMomsLover

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Execute all Repubs on the spot

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:35 PM

You do understand that prior to invading Iraq, the one giant political advantage Republicans had over Democrats were that they were the party of defense and foreign policy? Iraq ruined it for them, and Obama has never shirked from using power projection when it suited him - he just isn't as stupid or arrogant about it, so things are pretty much even there these days.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

too bad WMD was on the radar pre W.

Clinton was good cop. W was bad when it came to Iraq.

#16 teeray

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

Pfffft. Whatevs. Right here at home we murder twice as many people per year with firearms than we have lost in 10 years of war in Iraq.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

back when all this was starting i was a rabid hypernationalist who joined the marine corps to go blow up some muzzies and spent my community college years making powerpoints on why the iraq war was justified and even necessary for freedom and stuff and showing them in all my classes

it's really interesting ten years later to see how disconnected i am from my 2003 paradigm when i supported those things, and now i have to wonder to what extent the people who still support it (or did back then and won't admit to not having changed) were ideological brethren with me. having been a part of it i can attest to how scary and dangerous those lines of thinking are, and i think it's part of the reason i've become so opposed to the republican party as a whole, as it seems to embody the depth and breadth of every terrible quality i mentioned, all the while masquerading as a champion of justice.

an epistemological mindfug, tbh


This is my story almost to the T. Ironic.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

Gee whiz, this is a great thread that has some interesting personal opinions and basic truths. And no G5 in sight.

Coincidence?