Inside the Middle East
September 1, 2010
Posted: 844 GMT

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Smith in Oregon   September 2nd, 2010 11:08 pm ET

After American soldiers gave over 4,000 of their lives along with hundreds of thousands of soldiers and their family's gave their blood, sweat and tears along with nearly 1 Trillion American taxpayer dollars with Billions of it in cash totally unaccounted for, the previous Republican administration gave CHINA the Iraqi Oil Field leases worth multi-Trillions of dollars for mere pennies.

Perhaps that is what the GOP is claiming as 'success' in Iraq?

Handing Iran their most hated enemy (Saddam) on a silver platter for death, is that what the GOP is claiming as 'success' in Iraq?

Iran's ability to pour it's hard-line Iranian supporters into the Iraqi Government, greatly increasing Iran's influence thru-out Iraq is that what the GOP is claiming as 'success' in Iraq?

Placing the world's most expensive U.S. Embassy in Iraq while America suffers thru one of the greatest recessions in America's history with States teetering on bankruptcy is that what the GOP is claiming as 'success' in Iraq?

America's Veteran's affairs medical facility's under the Republican administration of Bush-Cheney were woefully unable to deal with 1 Million additional US military veterans with severe and long lasting medical needs. Now the Republican potty'ticians are pushing to severely limit Veterans Military medical benefits under the guise of it being 'good' for the federal budget. How heartless and callous can the Republican party sink to?

Is that what the Republican GOP is claiming as 'success' from the War in Iraq? Senator John McCain blocked the US Senate hearing to address and help Homeless Veterans with Children. Is that a measure of 'success' for the Republican GOP party?

Fred Brun   September 3rd, 2010 12:47 pm ET

Yes and Jesus is sitting in my kitchen having a coffee.

miriam   September 7th, 2010 11:51 am ET


I hope he's clarifying a few facts for you.

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