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    Warmongers, here is YOUR chance to serve....

    America needs you and your kids to enlist NOW!!!!! Let's end the WOT!!!!!!!!!!

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    Pace: Another troop buildup possible [/B]


    [QUOTE]BAGHDAD - The U.S. military's top general said Monday that the Joint Chiefs of Staff is weighing a range of possible new directions in Iraq, including, if President Bush deems it necessary, [B]an even bigger troop buildup[/B].

    Making no predictions, Marine Gen. Peter Pace revealed that he and the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force are obliged to consider various troop-level scenarios before September, when Bush will receive an assessment of the Iraq situation from his top commander there, Gen. David Petraeus.

    "We're (doing) the kind of thinking that we need to do and be prepared for whatever it's going to look like two months from now," he said in an interview with two reporters traveling overnight with him from Washington aboard an Air Force C-17 cargo jet.

    "That way, if we need to plus up or come down" in numbers of troops in Iraq, then the details will have been studied and the military services will be in position to carry out whatever policy Bush chooses, Pace said.

    He mentioned no potential range of increases or decreases in force levels. Another possibility being considered, he said, is maintaining the current level of troops for some period beyond September.

    In a separate interview later at the U.S. Embassy after conferring with Pace and Petraeus, Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, the No. 2 commander in Iraq, said he did not foresee requesting more troops.

    "Right now I can't find an assessment where I would say I need more troops," he said, adding that he is confident that by September he will be able to give Petraeus his advice on how the troop buildup is working.

    "My assessment right now is, I need more time" to understand how the current offensive targeting al- Qaida in Iraq terrorists is working and how it could lead to political progress in the months ahead, Odierno said. "I'm seeing some progress now here in Iraq. We have really just started what the Iraqis term 'liberating' them from al Qaida. What I've got to determine is what do I need in order to continue that progress so that the political piece can then take hold and Iraqi security forces can hold this for the long term."

    There are now about 158,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, reflecting a boost of approximately 30,000 to carry out the new strategy that Bush announced in January. The strategy is focused on providing better security for Iraqis in Baghdad, but the intended effect -- a political reconciliation between the Sunnis and Shiites -- has yet to be achieved, and many in Congress are clamoring to begin withdrawing troops soon.

    Some on the Joint Chiefs had argued against the troop boost in January, in part out of concern that it could not be sustained long enough to have the desired effect and that it put too much strain on the military.

    The chiefs for a number of weeks have been studying the timing of a possible U.S. military transition away from today's combat-oriented mission to one focused mainly on support functions like training the Iraqi security forces while also protecting Iraq's borders and continuing the fight against terrorists.

    Pace said the chiefs intend to be ready with recommendations on that for Bush by September.

    Without opining on any new course of action in Iraq, Pace stressed in the interview his concern that multiple combat tours for many in the Army and Marine Corps could tear at the fabric of the military. He said that is one reason he is visiting the troops now — to hear their concerns, assess their morale and to explain to them why he advocated extending Army tours from 12 months to 15 months.

    He said he also would stop in Germany this week to meet with family members of military units that are affected by tour extensions. These visits are intended to give him a sense of how the military as a whole is holding up under the strain of the Iraq war, now more than four years old, and will be one important factor in what the Joint Chiefs collectively recommend to Bush in September, Pace said.

    On this week's visit Pace planned meetings with Petraeus and other top commanders in Baghdad as well as with U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker.

    Over the next several weeks the Joint Chiefs will do their own Iraq assessment, which at this stage is being developed separately from Petraeus' assessment in order to "stay out of `groupthink,'" Pace said.

    When he returns to Washington in September, Petraeus will brief the Joint Chiefs on his thinking, and the chiefs will take that into account when they make their own recommendations to Bush, Pace said.

    In the interview, Pace was asked whether, as the president's top military adviser, he feels political pressure amid a heated and prolonged Iraq debate in Congress and the approach of the 2008 elections.

    "I don't feel any pressure" of that sort, he said.

    Pace unexpectedly was informed in June that he will be replaced as Joint Chiefs chairman on Oct. 1. In announcing the switch, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he decided that although he had wanted to keep Pace for a second two-year term, it appeared that his Senate confirmation hearing would turn into a battle over the past four years in Iraq. Bush instead nominated Adm. Michael Mullen for the job.

    Pace has said publicly he chose to remain until the end of his current term on Oct. 1 rather than resign when Gates decided to replace him. In the interview, he said that although September is shaping up as a hectic month in Washington, he is determined to make yet another trip to Iraq before retiring.[/QUOTE]

    [url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070716/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_pace[/url]

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    this thread will probably get about as much traffic as the Saudis are our real enemy threads

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    [QUOTE=bitonti]this thread will probably get about as much traffic as the Saudis are our real enemy threads[/QUOTE]


    Hence the name 'Satch' from the East Side Kids.

    You know, when Slip and Boys get into a rift with the 'bad guys', Satch would hide behind something while the 'Boys' duke it out......

    Gotta luv it..... :yes:

    'Protect America, I'll watch on tv'......

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]Hence the name 'Satch' from the East Side Kids.

    You know, when Slip and Boys get into a rift with the 'bad guys', Satch would hide behind something while the 'Boys' duke it out......

    Gotta luv it..... :yes:

    'Protect America, I'll watch on tv'......[/QUOTE]


    What in the hell are you talking about?

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    [QUOTE=pauliec]What in the hell are you talking about?[/QUOTE]

    With the military on the edge, recruiting efforts down, where do you think that troops will come from?

    How about the warmongers signing up to fight the WOT? Too old, get your kids to go......

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]Hence the name 'Satch' from the East Side Kids.

    You know, when Slip and Boys get into a rift with the 'bad guys', Satch would hide behind something while the 'Boys' duke it out......

    Gotta luv it..... :yes:

    'Protect America, I'll watch on tv'......[/QUOTE]

    I loved those movies. Especially right before the big brawl would start Muggs would say something like "c'mon guys give 'em a # 51"

    [URL=http://boweryboys.bobfinnan.com/]Bowry Boys[/URL]

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    I did my time in Viet Nam. What about you!

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]Hence the name 'Satch' from the East Side Kids.

    You know, when Slip and Boys get into a rift with the 'bad guys', Satch would hide behind something while the 'Boys' duke it out......

    Gotta luv it..... :yes:

    'Protect America, I'll watch on tv'......[/QUOTE]
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    Would you wish that on someone else? Did you enjoy your time there?

    [QUOTE=MnJetFan]I did my time in Viet Nam. What about you![/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=cr726]Would you wish that on someone else? Did you enjoy your time there?[/QUOTE]

    Nobody enjoys war, but sometimes must be done, and this is one of them times. Talking did no good did it? The US, the UN all negotiated with Saddam but he gave the finger to both. War sucks plain and simple, but to cut and run at this point would leave the area in a disaster that we all would pay for.

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    Nice shot cr....... :yes: I was too young for Vietnam anyway

    Quiet thread as the warmongers don't want any part other than cheerleaders.
    When they stand up (warmongers) we'll stand down..... :yes:

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    [QUOTE=Buster]I loved those movies. Especially right before the big brawl would start Muggs would say something like "c'mon guys give 'em a # 51"

    [URL=http://boweryboys.bobfinnan.com/]Bowry Boys[/URL][/QUOTE]

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    :yes:

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    Cut and run? Come on now. This whole situation is pitiful and it is not getting any better.

    Afghanistan is a war everyone agreed with and look what is happening now. AQ is getting as strong as before 9-11 and Iraq now is a reason why so many want to join AQ and fight.

    If we would of took care of Afghanistan and then moved on we would be in a much better place now.

    I was lucky enough to be in the military during peacetime, the key word being lucky.




    [QUOTE=MnJetFan]Nobody enjoys war, but sometimes must be done, and this is one of them times. Talking did no good did it? The US, the UN all negotiated with Saddam but he gave the finger to both. War sucks plain and simple, but to cut and run at this point would leave the area in a disaster that we all would pay for.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]Nice shot cr....... :yes: I was too young for Vietnam anyway

    Quiet thread as the warmongers don't want any part other than cheerleaders.
    When they stand up (warmongers) we'll stand down..... :yes:[/QUOTE]

    You would have run to Canada! Oh yea you fought in the Falklands woop to ****in do!

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan]You would have run to Canada! Oh yea you fought in the Falklands woop to ****in do![/QUOTE]

    I never said that I fought in the Falklands. I was on a ship with the Second Fleet. The British did their job and beat the Argentinians. Marines often sit off shore awaiting orders to fight.

    They just never came. As for Canada, I did not go there until the 90's

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    MnJetFan moreover, the issue here is that there are cheerleaders for the war who won't fight for the nation at all. Gen Pace is now calling for Troop Surge Jr.

    The warmongers want others to fight. I put my neck out there and don't want anyone to do so for and unworthy cause like Iraq.

    If you are going to drum beat for war, then you had better be able to do it yourself or send your kids to do it. Not someone else's kids. Thanks for your service

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    Of the three people in this thread that served in the military, only one of them saw action in one of the bloodiest wars the US ever took part in.

    And the other two are staunchly liberal and anti-Bush.

    That's kind of odd.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec]Of the three people in this thread that served in the military, only one of them saw action in one of the bloodiest wars the US ever took part in.

    And the other two are staunchly liberal and anti-Bush.

    That's kind of odd.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg][IMG]http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u17/jetdawgg/IMG_1687-1.jpg[/IMG]

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    You know what else is odd?

    The only two [B]ass holes[/B] on this site to break [I]my [/I]balls about signing up for the military are you and cr. And of course, you two are the proudest anti-heroes to serve during peacetime.

    Meanwhile, MnJetsFan and NIGHT STALKER, two Vietnam veterans, have shown a lot more class and respect towards me. And everyone else for that matter.


    Like I said, odd.

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]Nice shot cr....... :yes: I was too young for Vietnam anyway

    Quiet thread as the warmongers don't want any part other than cheerleaders.
    When they stand up (warmongers) we'll stand down..... :yes:[/QUOTE]
    You were (allegedly - I really don't give a sh*t) in the Marines 30 years ago. You left a trail of dead mosquitos. If your recruiter saw the end result of the "man" he made (messageboard badazz & fruitcake), he would have felt guilty scooping up his recruiting bonus.

    One more time, supporting the troops (you know, actually wishing for US troops success in a foreign war overseas and all) doesn't make any individual citizen a warmonger. However, a peacetime citizen doing his best to undermine those efforts, does make one unpatriotic. Ask some troops wearing the uniform today, Jetdawgg, about my thoughts. I think they'd agree with them rather than your hoo-haa horsesh*t.

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