Fanning the Flame

In light of the recent rash of heated debate around these parts, I just thought I would throw a load of super dry kindlling into the flame.

Chicago biggest city yet to call for bringing troops home

6 Comments so far

  1. MArty (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 5:41 pm

    So maybe when the self-described liberals come over to my place and watch Goonies, we can roast soy marshmellows over the flames of the culture war.


    When the troops come home, I’ll make sure they can watch the movie too.

  2. Gabe (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 6:55 pm

    “After a wrenching debate that reopened 37-year-old wounds, Chicago on Wednesday became the nation’s largest city to demand an “orderly and rapid withdrawal” of U.S. troops from Iraq.”

    Demand?!?! How arrogant can you be? Look, don’t get me wrong. I like Chicago but I hear that statement and all I see is arrogance.

    By the way, Chicago can demand all it wants but it still won’t change a thing. The troops will still be there for another 4 years. Demand all you want but the bottom line is that it still won’t change anything.

  3. Moon (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 8:45 pm

    4 years? We’re looking at a Korea/
    Berlin type of thing – 50 years or more.

    Bush/Rumsfeld/Cheney are the most incompetent administration ever.

  4. Gabe (unregistered) on September 16th, 2005 @ 4:07 pm

    Wanna show some examples there Moon so we can have some talking points? Or do you just care to make a generalization and run?

    As to the 50 years comment, I wouldn’t doubt it but I don’t think we’ll have anywhere near the level of troops there that we have now. Also, given the war on terror (or whatever they call it now), we need a staging ground for deployment. This allows us to have rapid response that will be hours instead of days. So yes, I think we’re gonna be there awhile.

    And to bring this full circle, which brings me to my point. Why make/pass a resolution stating that you “demand” the immediate withdrawl of our troops if you know it’s not going to have any impact? To make a statement to the world that we don’t support our government or our troops in this war is inviting another disaster in the name of pride.

  5. Marty (unregistered) on September 16th, 2005 @ 4:35 pm

    Okay, there is a HUGE difference between demanding that we bring our troops home and not supporting our troops. That, dear reader, is a terrible generalization.

  6. Moon (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 9:13 am

    You need examples of the most incompetent administration ever????

    OK, then.

    They took a prosperous economy and ran it into the ground, supposedly giving tax cuts to the rich which would keep the economy going. That didn’t work.

    They took budget surpluses and turned that around to having the biggest deficits in history.

    They started a war based on incomplete and inaccurate information and then didn’t plan for the aftermath.

    After 9/11, we had the support of the whole world in finding and rooting out terrorists. By not listening to anyone else, they lost that support and now most of the world hates us more than ever.

    Valerie Plame, Enron running the Energy Task Force, John Bolton, the list goes on and on. I’m looking back at Nixon with a longing for a better era, for God’s sake.

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