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Al-Qaeda militants seize much of Fallujah

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Al-Qaeda militants have seized much of Fallujah, a key city in western Iraq, engaging Iraqi army forces in pitched battles there in a brazen challenge to Iraq's central government.

"The whole of Fallujah is taken," said Qasim Abed, a member of the provincial council in the region and the former governor of Anbar. "The situation is very bad."

Abed was reached Saturday by phone from his home in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar, a mostly Sunni region west of Baghdad. He said militants have occupied police stations and government buildings throughout Fallujah and are also controlling limited parts of Ramadi.

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Why am I not surprised?
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Good thing we wasted all those Marines there...

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rangertough wrote:Good thing we wasted all those Marines there...

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We had plenty of Army there too.

This pisses me off to no end. I could care less about Fallujah now....but we damn sure left some American blood on those streets and for what?
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Richard Cranium wrote:
rangertough wrote:Good thing we wasted all those Marines there...

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We had plenty of Army there too.
Didn't mean to imply different. My brother-in-law was with 3/2 Stryker operating there as well.

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As the years pass the more I feel as though The invasion of Iraq was a poor decision.
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Silverback wrote:As the years pass the more I feel as though The invasion of Iraq was a poor decision.
In all seriousness: I bet you felt that way from day one. I sure did.

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rangertough wrote:
Silverback wrote:As the years pass the more I feel as though The invasion of Iraq was a poor decision.
In all seriousness: I bet you felt that way from day one. I sure did.

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Silverback wrote:As the years pass the more I feel as though The invasion of Iraq was a poor decision.

Proud as hell to have served and fought there....but hindsight being 20/20, I have to agree with you.
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[quote="Richard Cranium"][quote="Silverback"]As the years pass the more I feel as though The invasion of Iraq was a poor decision.[/quote]


Proud as hell to have served and fought there....but hindsight being 20/20, I have to agree with you.[/quote]

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Silverback wrote:As the years pass the more I feel as though The invasion of Iraq was a poor decision.
Ya think?
Pros - we killed a shit load of terrorists and wannabe terrorists (even got the boogie man of the 1980s, Abu Nidal)
also pro, we got rid of a super douche who made me miss Christmas four years in a row and made me postpone my honeymoon twice

Cons - they killed a bunch of us (not a shit load, but a bunch)

I do think we should have gone, but I think we should have got the hell out quicker than we did. I definitely think we should have got out of Afghanistan about five or more years ago. Same thing will happen there, so why postpone the enivitable
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rangertough wrote:
Silverback wrote:As the years pass the more I feel as though The invasion of Iraq was a poor decision.
In all seriousness: I bet you felt that way from day one. I sure did.

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I certainly did. To update:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/ja ... 01-07.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ ... story.html
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