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The lost bases of the US empire

"Having expended so much blood, treasure and moral capital in Iraq, one would have thought that the US would seek to maintain a permanent presence there in the decades to come.

Otherwise, the entire Iraq adventure would seem to have mainly benefited Iran. The invasion destroyed Iran’s sworn enemy - Saddam Hussein - and opened up his country to Iranian influence.

Nonetheless, while the world’s attention was fixated on Gaddafi’s corpse, President Obama announced what seems to be the end of the ill-fated US project in Iraq."

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011102...

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Iraq kicked us out

and Obama is trying to take credit for it. One thing is for sure, the next POTUS if they steal the election from Ron Paul will be the last clown that can fool the people, the elites will either have to slow down their plans or speed them up, if the elites speed them up, we are F'd, if they slow them down to make it look like POTUS still actually are not corrupt, we may have time to educate some more people for a Rand Paul run. If Obama wins, it will be speed it up time, if Romney wins, it is a tough call, because if he ends up being like Obama, their game may be up. These next four years are going to be the most important four years in the history of the US since it's founding. Thanks for the OP, keep up the great work!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

And at the same time...

And at the same time the other side is claiming that Iraq is begging us to stay and help keep the peace. Just crazy!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Good opinion article - read the last line.

"The world is becoming a different place. Major US interventions, welcome or not, are unlikely to be on offer. We are perhaps one financial crisis away from the moment when the idea of maintaining even established bases abroad - when the iron web of empire since 1945 will itself be called into question."