Wave of insurgent attacks kill 48 acr...

Wave of insurgent attacks kill 48 across Iraq

There are 11 comments on the CBS News story from Aug 16, 2012, titled Wave of insurgent attacks kill 48 across Iraq. In it, CBS News reports that:

Security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug 16, 2012.

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Chicago
#1 Aug 16, 2012
Just so much love in the middle east.
kev
#2 Aug 16, 2012
get ye men home, what a price to pay to run your car on oil ??????
Ayreshire

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Aug 17, 2012
kev wrote:
get ye men home, what a price to pay to run your car on oil ??????
Do you run your car on something else clown?
kev

Ireland

#4 Aug 20, 2012
Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text>Do you run your car on something else clown?
yes on battery power you may not have heard of it yet ,,,,if as much on it as arm every year ye would not have to fight an oil war
Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Aug 20, 2012
kev wrote:
<quoted text>yes on battery power you may not have heard of it yet ,,,,if as much on it as arm every year ye would not have to fight an oil war
Oh Sure you do! It's all Battery Huh?? It's got to be a golf cart or a child's battery operated toy car!! You clowns are stuck on this war for oil nonsense! Do drive a car, heat your trailer trash, fly in an airplane, take a train, take a bus? Well I hate to tell you this but they all need oil and there is no way around it until someone comes up with an alternative!! Did we steal someone's oil and if we did, how much? I'd really like to hear your answer? Most wars had nothing to do with oil but had a lot to do with taking out murdering madmen, terrorists, Hitler and I could go on and on but you clowns are stuck on your war for oil nonsense.
kev

Ireland

#6 Aug 21, 2012
Iraq sits on top 112 billion barrels of oil, the second largest reserves in the world. U.S. oil companies have been cut out of exploiting Iraqi oil since 1990. According to the Washington Post, "A U.S. ouster of Hussein could result in a bonanza for American oil companies long banished from Iraq." The State Department is already using rights to Iraqi oil as bargaining chips to win endorsement of U.S. military action from UN Security Council members.(9/15/02)
Many Americans are confused by the Bush Administration's calls for war on Iraq. The President calls Saddam Hussein, dictator of a country whose army was destroyed in four days by the U.S. in 1991, a major threat, but refuses to present evidence that Iraq has any "weapons of mass destruction" or the means to deliver them. Bush calls Hussein a thug who used poisoned gas against Iran and his own people, but neglects to mention that Hussein was an ally of the U.S. at the time (1988) and had U.S. support for his actions. Besides, the U.S. has never been shy about supporting thugs and dictators.

Why would the U.S. government invent reasons for a war in which many thousands of Iraqis and hundreds or thousands of Americans may die?
Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Aug 21, 2012
kev wrote:
Iraq sits on top 112 billion barrels of oil, the second largest reserves in the world. U.S. oil companies have been cut out of exploiting Iraqi oil since 1990. According to the Washington Post, "A U.S. ouster of Hussein could result in a bonanza for American oil companies long banished from Iraq." The State Department is already using rights to Iraqi oil as bargaining chips to win endorsement of U.S. military action from UN Security Council members.(9/15/02)
Many Americans are confused by the Bush Administration's calls for war on Iraq. The President calls Saddam Hussein, dictator of a country whose army was destroyed in four days by the U.S. in 1991, a major threat, but refuses to present evidence that Iraq has any "weapons of mass destruction" or the means to deliver them. Bush calls Hussein a thug who used poisoned gas against Iran and his own people, but neglects to mention that Hussein was an ally of the U.S. at the time (1988) and had U.S. support for his actions. Besides, the U.S. has never been shy about supporting thugs and dictators.
Why would the U.S. government invent reasons for a war in which many thousands of Iraqis and hundreds or thousands of Americans may die?
Where is your silly reference to this nonsense? The question was..... Did we steal someone's oil and if we did, how much? I'd really like to hear your answer?
Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Aug 21, 2012
kev wrote:
Why would the U.S. government invent reasons for a war in which many thousands of Iraqis and hundreds or thousands of Americans may die?
They did not invent anything imbecile!! Your hero Saddam broke every U.N. Resolution from the first Gulf War and we had every right to go back in!! Furthermore, your hero Saddam and his two sons murdered hundreds of thousands of their own people and in some cases used Nerve GAS! That's why he was called "The Butcher of Baghdad!" Do not know your history or are you just playing silly childish games??
Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Aug 22, 2012
kev wrote:
Iraq sits on top 112 billion barrels of oil, the second largest reserves in the world. U.S. oil companies have been cut out of exploiting Iraqi oil since 1990. According to the Washington Post, "A U.S. ouster of Hussein could result in a bonanza for American oil companies long banished from Iraq." The State Department is already using rights to Iraqi oil as bargaining chips to win endorsement of U.S. military action from UN Security Council members.(9/15/02)
Many Americans are confused by the Bush Administration's calls for war on Iraq. The President calls Saddam Hussein, dictator of a country whose army was destroyed in four days by the U.S. in 1991, a major threat, but refuses to present evidence that Iraq has any "weapons of mass destruction" or the means to deliver them. Bush calls Hussein a thug who used poisoned gas against Iran and his own people, but neglects to mention that Hussein was an ally of the U.S. at the time (1988) and had U.S. support for his actions. Besides, the U.S. has never been shy about supporting thugs and dictators.
Why would the U.S. government invent reasons for a war in which many thousands of Iraqis and hundreds or thousands of Americans may die?
The U.S. has never been shy about supporting thugs and dictators???? And so has most other countries in the world!! Furthermore, Iraq was our friends during their war with Iran who happens to be the only country since Nazi Germany that has actually threatened to wipe out another country and has been one of the world’s most active sponsors of terrorism. Tehran has armed, trained, financed, inspired, organized, and otherwise supported dozens of violent radical Islamic groups over the years. In Saddam's case, history also tells us, friends can go bad as in Saddam's invasion of Kuwait!
kev

Ireland

#12 Aug 24, 2012
i dont see us jumping into china south africa, human rights, and for chldish games i grew up n nort ireland in 70s i seen more of war and the bullshit thats behind it,goverments insighting hate on both sides. so dont tell me whats behind it money and greed for a select few.
Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Aug 24, 2012
kev wrote:
i dont see us jumping into china south africa, human rights, and for chldish games i grew up n nort ireland in 70s i seen more of war and the bullshit thats behind it,goverments insighting hate on both sides. so dont tell me whats behind it money and greed for a select few.
What are you smoking?? The U.S. has never been shy about supporting thugs and dictators???? And so has most other countries in the world!! Furthermore, Iraq was our friends during their war with Iran who happens to be the only country since Nazi Germany that has actually threatened to wipe out another country and has been one of the world’s most active sponsors of terrorism. Tehran has armed, trained, financed, inspired, organized, and otherwise supported dozens of violent radical Islamic groups over the years. In Saddam's case, history also tells us, friends can go bad as in Saddam's invasion of Kuwait!

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