Afghanistan vet honored as new troops head to Iraq

Jun 19, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBS 3 Springfield

A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.

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#1 Jun 20, 2014
New troops move to IRAQ.
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Are you listening all you Bush Haters?
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#3 Jun 20, 2014
8ball;) stopping hidden in the bush!!;)
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spocko

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#5 Jun 20, 2014
Obama did not manufacture the phony Iraq war – George Bush did!! Gdub deserves credit where credit is due; we are looking at another 50 years of military intervention and anti-americanism in the ME thanks to a criminally misguided Bush administration!
nanyabusiisnis

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#6 Jun 20, 2014
Yes George Bush was responsible for the start of the war, he drove the whole nation into the ground and smiled like an imbecile while doing so, however Obama should not be applauded for not being as bad as his predecessor. He does what ever he wants in office and if anyone questions he goes around them with shady tactics.
Fred

Oakley, KS

#7 Jun 20, 2014
barak the yellow will do nothing to harm his fellow muslim brothers.

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#8 Jun 20, 2014
spocko wrote:
Obama did not manufacture the phony Iraq war – George Bush did!! Gdub deserves credit where credit is due; we are looking at another 50 years of military intervention and anti-americanism in the ME thanks to a criminally misguided Bush administration!
If GW lied so did these people!

spocko

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#9 Jun 21, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
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If GW lied so did these people!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Cwqh4wQPoQkXX
Now if put in context one realizes that these people were promoting weapons inspection in Iraq not a bloody invasion as you would have us believe, the duplicity of you f-ing wingnut loons knows no boundaries!!
spocko

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#10 Jun 21, 2014
nanyabusiisnis wrote:
Yes George Bush was responsible for the start of the war, he drove the whole nation into the ground and smiled like an imbecile while doing so, however Obama should not be applauded for not being as bad as his predecessor. He does what ever he wants in office and if anyone questions he goes around them with shady tactics.
Like trying to avoid further bloodshed in the ME or binging all Americans into the fold of health insurance?

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#11 Jun 21, 2014
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Now if put in context one realizes that these people were promoting weapons inspection in Iraq not a bloody invasion as you would have us believe, the duplicity of you f-ing wingnut loons knows no boundaries!!
At what point does talking turn into action? When the inspectors are stoned-walled, or when they are kicked out of the country? Then what? More sanctions, more talking, more threats with no actions? GW parroted EXACTLY the same thing that was said in 1998. Funny how liberal forget this!!
spocko

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#12 Jun 21, 2014
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At what point does talking turn into action? When the inspectors are stoned-walled, or when they are kicked out of the country? Then what? More sanctions, more talking, more threats with no actions? GW parroted EXACTLY the same thing that was said in 1998. Funny how liberal forget this!!
Huh? Sober up dude ...

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#13 Jun 21, 2014
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New troops move to IRAQ.
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Are you listening all you Bush Haters?
Maybe they find missiles this time

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#14 Jun 21, 2014
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Huh? Sober up dude ...
I have been for a long time! YOU are then one that needs to get off the Kool-Aid! Facts are a funny thing!
spocko

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#15 Jun 21, 2014
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I have been for a long time! YOU are then one that needs to get off the Kool-Aid! Facts are a funny thing!
You’re talking complete nonsense, the very same misguided individuals that pushed the US into the Iraq war are at it again, except this time even FAUX New disagrees with them. Obama did not manufacture the phony Iraq war – George Bush did!! Gdub deserves credit where credit is due; we are looking at another 50 years of military intervention and anti-americanism in the ME thanks to a criminally misguided Bush administration!

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#16 Jun 21, 2014
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You’re talking complete nonsense, the very same misguided individuals that pushed the US into the Iraq war are at it again, except this time even FAUX New disagrees with them. Obama did not manufacture the phony Iraq war – George Bush did!! Gdub deserves credit where credit is due; we are looking at another 50 years of military intervention and anti-americanism in the ME thanks to a criminally misguided Bush administration!
Have you forgotten Operation Desert Storm, Desert Fox, 12 years of UN sanctions, Food for oil scam, inspectors being licked out of country? Do I need to re-post the video for what Clinton, Albright, Gore said about Saddam? Are you purposely disregarding facts of what happened?
The problems in Iraq now has very little to do with the 2003 invasion more to do with the Arab Spring, Iraq being the weakest country of the 3 plus that border Syria, our lack of action in Syria AND the lack of a US presents in the area to counter Syria's civil war.! Bitch all you want about GW, but HISTORY AND FACT don't agree with your opinion!!
spocko

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#17 Jun 21, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
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Have you forgotten Operation Desert Storm, Desert Fox, 12 years of UN sanctions, Food for oil scam, inspectors being licked out of country? Do I need to re-post the video for what Clinton, Albright, Gore said about Saddam? Are you purposely disregarding facts of what happened?
The problems in Iraq now has very little to do with the 2003 invasion more to do with the Arab Spring, Iraq being the weakest country of the 3 plus that border Syria, our lack of action in Syria AND the lack of a US presents in the area to counter Syria's civil war.! Bitch all you want about GW, but HISTORY AND FACT don't agree with your opinion!!
Again, you're nonsense is entirely based in your misguided ideology instead of verifiable real world facts. A decade after the neo-con’s disastrous Iraq invasion, we are witnessing an Iraq becoming the very thing it was meant to destroy. It is becoming a Shiite dominated state dependent on Iran for its security. It is becoming a weak, broken state that will serve as a haven for the Sunni terror organization ISIS.

They wanted to invade Iraq to create a liberal, democratic counterweight to radical Islam. They wanted to create a country that would, through its glittering example, erode the foundations of Iran's theocratic regime and al Qaeda's deadly ideology. They, the noe-cons, called it the Democratic Domino Theory. First Iraq would become a beacon of political freedom and economic success. Then, one by one, the populations across the rest of the Middle East would rise up and force their countries to follow. The war on terror wouldn't end with a fight. It would end with a vote. And those are the same guys (assholes) that claim Obama’s foreign policy is a failure – how freaking arrogant can one be?

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#18 Jun 21, 2014
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Again, you're nonsense is entirely based in your misguided ideology instead of verifiable real world facts. A decade after the neo-con’s disastrous Iraq invasion, we are witnessing an Iraq becoming the very thing it was meant to destroy. It is becoming a Shiite dominated state dependent on Iran for its security. It is becoming a weak, broken state that will serve as a haven for the Sunni terror organization ISIS.
They wanted to invade Iraq to create a liberal, democratic counterweight to radical Islam. They wanted to create a country that would, through its glittering example, erode the foundations of Iran's theocratic regime and al Qaeda's deadly ideology. They, the noe-cons, called it the Democratic Domino Theory. First Iraq would become a beacon of political freedom and economic success. Then, one by one, the populations across the rest of the Middle East would rise up and force their countries to follow. The war on terror wouldn't end with a fight. It would end with a vote. And those are the same guys (assholes) that claim Obama’s foreign policy is a failure – how freaking arrogant can one be?
And we had it won but when it became political convenient to run against the war, things started to change. We had voting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We had a popular uprising in Iran and what did Obama do, NOTHING! We had popular uprisings all across the middle east/North Africa and what did Obama do, created a vacuum in Libya, made threats against Syria but never followed through, left Iraq and announced the date when we are leaving Afghanistan. All of the hard work since 2001 was wasted. Thank you Obama you don't deserve to be called president because you are not acting like one!

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#19 Jun 21, 2014
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And we had it won but
You won nothing, soteln valor potato soldier, and there was nothing to win when George Bush lied and took this country into war to get a leg up in the 2004 election

4,500 Americans,$2 trillion out of pocket,$2 trillion more in long time VA care, and 150,000 dear Iraqis.

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#20 Jun 21, 2014
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The problems in Iraq now has very little to do with the 2003 invasion more
HAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH! stupid stolen valor potato soldier: Iraq falling had EVERYTHING to do with George Bush's war on Hussein in 2003.
spocko

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#21 Jun 22, 2014
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And we had it won but when it became political convenient to run against the war, things started to change. We had voting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We had a popular uprising in Iran and what did Obama do, NOTHING! We had popular uprisings all across the middle east/North Africa and what did Obama do, created a vacuum in Libya, made threats against Syria but never followed through, left Iraq and announced the date when we are leaving Afghanistan. All of the hard work since 2001 was wasted. Thank you Obama you don't deserve to be called president because you are not acting like one!
Pure nonsense!! If ignorance is bliss you are one blissful individual and certainly entitled to your opinion but not your own facts ... and by the way, the vid you posted of democrats lambasting Saddam Hussain are not endorsing the invasion, as you would have us believe, they are endorsing weapons inspections -- ye pathetic moron!!

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#22 Jun 22, 2014
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Pure nonsense!! If ignorance is bliss you are one blissful individual and certainly entitled to your opinion but not your own facts ... and by the way, the vid you posted of democrats lambasting Saddam Hussain are not endorsing the invasion, as you would have us believe, they are endorsing weapons inspections -- ye pathetic moron!!
It is your opinion they are endorsing weapons inspections. THEY still recognize the threat Saddam posed if he was left to his own accord. Their lack of action forced a president to do the hard right especially after 9/11 when we couldn't take a chance. Their lack of action embolden Saddam to be more defiant. Just to be fair, what happened to the weapon inspectors? Seventeen UN resolutions against Saddam, at what point do you stop talking and take action against a man that does not take you serious?? You can't argue the facts of what happened ,you just want to call people, you don't agree with, names! Now who is the pathetic moron?

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