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Whatever Happened To Iraq and Afghanistan?

Did those wars just magically disappear?

We don't hear much about what's going on in those countries at the moment, mainly because Syria is dominating the headlines.

Wars? What wars?

American troops are still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not sure about Libya but wouldn't be surprised if the US military is operating on Libyan soil too.

Bin Laden is dead...has been for a while. But war wages on in Afghanistan.

Hussein is dead, but war still wages on in Iraq.

Is Syria nothing but a smokescreen to make everyone forget about the wars the US government launched over 10 years ago and are still being fought today?

Just think...if Congress votes no, and Obama abides and does not strike Syria, many people will be happy and go back to sleep...and then Obama and the democrats can play it off like, "We listened to the American people about starting another war, unlike president Bush."

"We need to focus our mission on the wars he launched."

Meanwhile, the wars continue unabated. It's the perfect excuse.

What's Syria really all about?

Maybe it's all about buying more time in Iraq and Afghanistan, making the president look, "tough on terror." Proclaiming Obama as a, "man who listens to the people," as they continue the wars people are starting to forget about.

Another war?

We are already at war.

Aren't we?

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The Iraq war is over.

The Iraq war is over.

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Over my ass

All they did was replace the regular Army with private mercenary groups like Blackwater, which are MUCH more expensive to the taxpayer by the way...Also, the Embassy in Baghdad is the biggest Embassy in the WORLD. It takes tens of thousands of people to run it and guard it, we're still funneling tens of billions of dollars into that country every year, how exactly is it "over"?

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I believe there are just

I believe there are just under 200 US troops in Iraq, all defending the Embassy. There were 16,000 workers (the vast majority not guardsmen) back in 2010; there were ~11,000 in January of 2013 and should be less than half that now.

How many PMCs are in Iraq under the employ of the US government? Many are there under the employ of the oil companies....but not the government.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Are all of our troops out of there? Are all of the contractors

gone too? Are we still training them to defend themselves? Are we rebuilding what we destroyed such as buildings and roads, etc.

A.Hansen

I think we spend about 8

I think we spend about 8 billion a year on Iraq, mostly on "rebuilding".

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Is there any site that shows

Is there any site that shows how many US troops are in each country

Good Question.

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A.Hansen

one of many good questions

one of many good questions need answering

Agree but disagree Mike...

The NSA is not forgotten...it is materialized into the outcome at hand in Syria.

A strike without Congressional approval would end ALL credibility of our administration. It is then open season for change on all fronts.

Greenwald revealed enough through Snowden to strike the debate...I already know whatever he hasn't revealed is totally against Constitutional principle.

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I don't think it's a subject change from any wars at all.

Iraq and Afghanistan are 10 year old news. Publicly accepted as on-going.

The Syria thing has completely blown away any remnants of the NSA spying. Not even a peep about it anymore. Not even here on DP of all places.

The spying crime is now under the rug, forgotten, a footnote in history. Even DPer's fell for it, and forgot the issue at hand.

We just lost much of the momentum for election changes. Totally diverted. And if we forgot about all of that, especially here, with the new Syria news, everyone in the general public certainly forgot about it all.

The biggest congress and American attitude changing fiasco in American history just vaporized and conveniently went away.

Where did Greenwald go all of the sudden?

I hope he didn't buy a Mercedes. It does seem odd that he

has been quite quiet lately, ever since his partner was detained in England. Right now Syria is a huge distraction, just as the Administration planned no doubt, and it needs our upmost attention now. I don't see why we can't and won't get back to the other scandals mentioned below once we get this Syria situation behind us.

A.Hansen

NSA , TSA, IRS and other scandals (including the drones) are all

but forgotten, even here. It is sad but true. Thanks for saying what needed to be said.

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