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    End the empire, close all our foreign bases and start the age of US diplomacy instead of the war machine. How someone can say w/ a straight face that they care about the deficit while at the same time wanting to increase 'defense' spending is mind boggling.
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    EXACTLY!! The powers that be are trying to make it appear as if there's bipartisan support for a new war so that Obama appears reluctant. Make no mistake, he is just as much a war monger as Bush.
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    We don't need to be sending our troops around the world to protect the interests of Oil and Gas companies. They chose to go there knowing the fragility of the situation. The make billions in profits. Let them hire Xe (Blackwater) to protect their people and facilities. Cost of doing business. NO to using our troops as a private army for the Oil Companies on the taxpayer dollar.
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    Its not just a Business perspective but its also a Homeland Security issue, leading an offensive against Islamist rebels linked to AL Qaeda... If we decide to do nothing then we better be prepared for more hostage crises...Remember recently Algeria!!!
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    @mudzangandoro Nonsense. the Al-Queda faction is in fact based in Mali. This was an excursion into Algeria with the express purpose of attacking an American Oil & Gas facility. That's the oil companies problem. Let them deal with it. We are providing support in Mali. THAT is the Homeland security issue. Not protecting Oil companies empires.
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    And it's the President who is trying to divide the country?

    Let's see, it seems like just last September when the GOP in the person of Rep Tim Johnson was complaining that Mr Obama was dragging the country into the Libyan civil war.
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    It is what it is. The right wing opposes anything a non tea bagger does. And what he doesn't do. And what he might think of doing. Or what he doesn't think of doing. Or whatever they think he thinks they they think that he may thing about what they thing.................ah never mind. Suffice it to say the Baggers are the lunatic fringe of America.
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    This is one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't thingies, isn't it? Stop taxing and spending, but while you're at it, fork over some more billions we don't have to send troops to yet another overseas location. smh
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    @Denizen_Kate This is what both parties do. Blame the other side every time, pass some non important bill and both sides load it up with pork.

    Re-Elect NOBODY 2014
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    Absolutely NOT! This is where I as an independent conservative differ from the Republican Party. I do NOT support them wanting to send troops all over the world. Dr. Paul was right and the neo-con liars who pushed us into war are criminals.
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    We already have over 3,000 troops deployed in North Africa and have for the last two years including more than 1,200 soldiers currently stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Army times has a few interesting articles on it.
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    Let me save all non tea baggers some reading time. Go download some music illegally or something. What the right wing is saying here is "if Obama does it we're against it. If Obama doesn't do it, we're for it. And that's final".
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    If this was going on in Kenya I feel confident that the President would send troops in to protect both his family and his birth certificate.
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    @TheJimmy
    your comment is about as relevant as this headline
    Donald Trump Makes An Ass Of Himself In Florida, Surprises No One
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    HMMM...... both conservatives and France is a wee bit upset! Good. It won't hurt neither because of all the vino they both consume, which is good for the heart (but doesn't help the head....whats so ever). Not interested in helping big oil in their private endeavors or hear France whine for the same thing!
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    Okay....it's all fine and dandy for Americans to be murdered by terrorists?

    Benghazi, now this? No wonder the U.S. military are having high suicide rates....our "commander in chief" is nothing more than terrorist in American clothing....
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    Repups criticized obama for sending troops to Libya, now criticize him for not sending troops to syria, mali. Then when terrorist attack us they blame obama for that. They always want to solve things with war and then complain we spend too much.
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    @Knightmare american were killed in Libya, as there were in Panama, Iraq, Veitnam, and everywhere else they interven in militarily. I'm not sure killing people engaged in war or covert actions against a nation is exactly murder, more like an act of war...
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    @PoliticalSpice So these captured Americans are not civilians in Algeria?

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/21...

    ALGIERS, Algeria — The U.S. State Department on Monday confirmed that three American citizens were among those killed during the hostage-taking by Islamic militants at a gas field in Algeria.

    Lets see....first an Ambassador in Benghazi....one could stretch the justification for not doing much by saying that the Ambassador knew the risks....but American citizens in Algeria?

    Indeed....this would be an act of war but we do nothing?

    What another 9/11 has to happen before we respond? Progressive liberals are funny....they won't do a thing against their muslim friends but have no regrets trying to fight to destroy this country and hold conservatives and Republicans and christians as the enemy....domestic terrorists deserving of all out war....
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    @Knightmare I agree domestic terrorist deserve all out war. when will obama wipe out those wacko right wingers? I do wish he'd get to it already!
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    There are a lot of reasons to be glad Obama won the election but this is one of the best. If Romney were President then the military industrial complex would be smiling from ear to ear because Romney would have already sent a million poor Americans into North Africa today, 30,000 to attack Iran and 15,000 to North Korea. Who cares about the poor Americans that serve our country and sacrifice their lives, limbs and mental health? I think we can tell by how Obama deals with this as compared to how Bush dealt with a terrorist group attacking us so he sent a full scale attack on a country that had nothing to do with it.
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    Yeah and let's not forget Mitt would have signed an executive order forcing all women to be barefoot and pregnant right? Riiiiight? yawn.
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    barry soetoro once said in 'own books'- he would stand with the mooslems & the mooslem call to prayer was the most beautiful sound . Before 2008 there were complaints to the State Dept. about BO's involvement when his cousin was running for the pres. of Kenya , planning sharia law. He wears a wedding ring with mooslem inscriptions . He disrespects ALL of America's allies , yet bows & curtsies like a girl before mooslem terrorist leaders & socialist despots. If it walks like a duck & quacks like a duck - what the heck would you call it ?
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    Except, of course, when one actually looks at a high-res image of the ring, any ding-dong can plainly see that there are no letters at all on the ring Obama wears.
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    @mudpike
    Maybe the whole "mooselum" thing costs you credibility!
    For all we know, you could be relatively intelligent, but you just hide it well.
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    No way should we send more troops to another foreign country. We've already got many bases around the world as it is even in countries not at war. Big waste of spending
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    A wise homeless man that lives under the freeway near my school one said, " Da USA gotta stop waving our d***s all over the place!" and I agree with him. Why police the world when the world wants us to butt out. England and France allowed us to go through our adolescence without controlling us and that policy is one we should endorse.
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    I retired from the US Army after many, many years of service. We need to REDUCE our military footprint from around the world, not go looking for new human-life-swallowing and cash-draining new drains. Let's back up and regroup and bring most of our men and women home from around the world. Would make a great shot in the arm to our economy and stop enriching foreign economies.
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    We need to send troops out only when America is about to be harmed and knock out those terrorist. I believe Hitler could have been put down if USA took swift action in saving Jews and others from the Holocaust.
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