why are we wasting time in iraq




 
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Boots
 
May 6th, 2005  
abrams
 

Topic: why are we wasting time in iraq


why we are in iraq when we should be in north korea. our soliders[US soliders] are in iraq training our exenemies when they could be stopping a nuclear disaster[/quote][/u][/i][/b]
May 7th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
The US is scared of North Korea. Their picking on the countries they are sure they can defeat.
May 7th, 2005  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
The US still has the capability to fight on Korea, the entire US military isn't deployed to Iraq...

Not that starting a war with North Korea would be the smartest idea right now, too many casualities when there may yet be a peaceful solution, must use much caution.

Not that North Korea would launch a nuclear missile randomly, not unless the situation was incredibly dire for them, MAD makes certain of this.

Worst case: They hand a nuclear weapon to terrorists
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Boots
May 7th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 

Topic: Re: why are we wasting time in iraq


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Originally Posted by tanker 101 abrams
why we are in iraq when we should be in north korea. our soliders[US soliders] are in iraq training our exenemies when they could be stopping a nuclear disaster
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While this will probably start a fight, the mistake was to go there in the first place but an even bigger mistake would be to leave now.

Besides I think its probably a little too late to intervene in NK this one is probably best left to the politicians to sort out.
May 7th, 2005  
Sea_Cadet
 
does korea have oil?
May 7th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by Sea_Cadet
does korea have oil?
I think its a big mistake to think that this was solely about oil, there were many reasons for the invasion some justifiable others not.
May 7th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by RankIt
The US is scared of North Korea. Their picking on the countries they are sure they can defeat.

Uh yeah okay

It is a guaranteed that in the event of conflict with NK one of the first things that will happen is the North Koreans will hit Seoul with the Artillery (conventional and rocket) that they have just across the DMZ in fortified positions. I'm not talking batteries or battalions of artillery but Regiments of artillery. I'm not talking in sand bagged implacements or exposed firing positions indefilade they are in concrete reinforced bunkers that a JDAM may or may not penetrate.They have promised a "Storm of Fire" on Seoul if they are attacked by the ROK or the US. Now imagine the number of civilian casualties in a city of that size by a just conventional artillery. IMO NK would also use Bio, and Chem rounds in a heart beat double your casualty figures.

Then theres Japan. Easily in range of any nuke device that NK may have. And have no doubt that they would launch on Japan if threatened by the US or ROK. Just to prove a point.

So for now when casualty figures among the civilian populations of allied countries would be that high. Diplomacy is the best option. Especially when you have a nut job like the "Great and beloved Leader" running the asylum they call a country.
May 7th, 2005  
rkmac48
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RankIt
The US is scared of North Korea. Their picking on the countries they are sure they can defeat.
Please, tell me you're kidding. It's this ignorant sort of attitude that leads to negative attitudes about the United States and President Bush... not his actions.


I hope, for your sake, that you made that comment as rhetoric, and that you don't actually believe what you wrote.
May 7th, 2005  
Desert_Eagle
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkmac48
Quote:
Originally Posted by RankIt
The US is scared of North Korea. Their picking on the countries they are sure they can defeat.
Please, tell me you're kidding. It's this ignorant sort of attitude that leads to negative attitudes about the United States and President Bush... not his actions.


I hope, for your sake, that you made that comment as rhetoric, and that you don't actually believe what you wrote.
Same here
May 7th, 2005  
7.62
 
 
We could defeat NK. Saddam needed to be gone andit hapened. The biggest mistake we're making now is not going into Syria and Jordan. Thats where the fanatics are comimg from.