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Gonzo
06-24-2012, 04:18 PM
An Iraqi press freedom group condemned authorities on Sunday for ordering the closure of 44 news organizations, including a U.S.-funded radio station. The country's media commission said it was only targeting unlicensed operations.No media outlet is reported to have been forced to close so far. But critics say Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom they accuse of sidelining and silencing opponents in order to consolidate his Shiite party's power, is sending a warning to the media.
The dispute calls into question the future of Iraq's fledgling democracy, nine years after the ouster of Saddam Hussein and six months after the last of the U.S. troops who overthrew him withdrew.



http://news.yahoo.com/protest-iraq-moves-close-44-media-outlets-131030568.html

So, what's the over/under in years before we invade again to remove the regime we just helped gain power? I'll go with 9. Need to give them enough time to gain full control, master the weapons and training we provided, and begin the anti-American rhetoric (read: no longer cooperating with our oil companies). Oh, and time to develop those darned hard to find WMDs, of course.

Dolphins9954
06-24-2012, 04:25 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/protest-iraq-moves-close-44-media-outlets-131030568.html

So, what's the over/under in years before we invade again to remove the regime we just helped gain power? I'll go with 9. Need to give them enough time to gain full control, master the weapons and training we provided, and begin the anti-American rhetoric (read: no longer cooperating with our oil companies). Oh, and time to develop those darned hard to find WMDs, of course.

O ye who have little faith in Operation Iraqi Freedom.....

Look at Libya and Afghan too. Our policies of "regime change" are nothing but total epic and very expensive failures. But at least with this election we have a choice in the matter right?

Gonzo
06-24-2012, 04:34 PM
O ye who have little faith in Operation Iraqi Freedom.....

Look at Libya and Afghan too. Our policies of "regime change" are nothing but total epic and very expensive failures. But at least with this election we have a choice in the matter right?
Wait wait, never mind that. The focus is on jobs only, remember. Nothing to see here...

Tetragrammaton
06-24-2012, 08:18 PM
What a disaster. The Afghani government was a pretty quick disappointment, but Iraq seemed as if it could end up being, at the very least, a stable democracy. As a nation, how do we explain to the next generation how we let these wars happen?

rob19
06-24-2012, 10:41 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/protest-iraq-moves-close-44-media-outlets-131030568.html

So, what's the over/under in years before we invade again to remove the regime we just helped gain power? I'll go with 9. Need to give them enough time to gain full control, master the weapons and training we provided, and begin the anti-American rhetoric (read: no longer cooperating with our oil companies). Oh, and time to develop those darned hard to find WMDs, of course.

Pick up the gun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ6kMWA2WRk

COphinphan89
06-24-2012, 10:42 PM
There's still a lot of hardcore Sean Hannity listeners who still view Iraq as this glorious, victorious endeavor that saved the world from supervillain Saddam Hussein and his vast arsenal of WMDs (that didn't exist) and eliminated al-Qaeda's presence in Iraq (that also didn't exist or at least not until we showed up) and installed a functional democracy and the Iraqi people are eternally grateful of their American liberators as they wave their American flags and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner". Hurray freedom!

By the way, they just had about 100 Shia pilgrims get killed by car bombs. What a great job we did empowering Iran by making them an ally out of a previously hated enemy. Remind me again what more than 4,500 of our soldiers died there for again? But hey, there's a solution for that. Let's bomb Iran. And while we're at it, we can go get Syria and Egypt too. That'll show em.

MadDog 88
06-25-2012, 12:32 PM
A huge waste in terms of lives and money. At some point the morons in Washington need to stop butting in where we don't belong. Certainly Americans are tiring of the financial burden and loss of young men and women.