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American troops withdraw, leaving peace and democracy in their wake.

NOT!

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And this is the religion of peace and love??

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Elbuda.

Just as much as christianity, buddhism, etc are a religion of peace and love. Visit some regions and you will get a surprise on how the followers kill and mutilate others.

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There is no religion of love and peace.

It's sad that these terrorost are killing there own.

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It's sad that these terrorost are killing there own.

Every time a human kills another human, they are killing their own! Nationality and religious lines used as excuses for killing are bull crap and hocus pocus and make the killing none the less sad.

And I disagree that there is no religion of love and peace. Its not the religions at fault, and I say that despite having no love of religion. Its the people who claim to follow but are too stupid to actually do it right that are the problem. Muslim terrorists are not Muslims. And Christian soldiers are not Christians. Both would have a better shot at claiming to be Old Testament Jews. See Jericho.

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Agree with TinMadDog: this is not religion causing the violence, it's people using the religion for their own means and to justify horrible acts. You saw people of different nations doing the same thing in the name of God throughout history. Anyway, there never should have been a war started there in the first place. Now it will become chaos.

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Extremists trying to stoke a sectarian civil war?

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Nobel "Peace Prize" Winner Obama may consider redeployment of US/NATO troops.

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Elbuda Mexicano - "And this is the religion of peace and love??"

Who ever said it was? You and the poster known as RomeoRamen?

Do you know anything at all about the different tribes and beliefs in Iraq?

Anything?

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Another 'peaceful' day at the office, it seems, brought to Iraq courtesy of GWB and his bunch of phoney 'Christian' followers.

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Speaking of Bush and "religion of peace" rhetoric, just Google the two together and see what pops up.

Here's the best that I found in one minute of searching.

muslimrepublican.net compiled 25 or so peaceful quotes in an article "In his own words; Bush on Islam."

Many instances in 2001 and 2002 of Bush talking about "spirit of tolerance", "mutual understanding", "a religion that respects others", "a vibrant faith", "Islam is peace" and on and on.

I agree that ElBuda and WilliB should start attributing their references to the actual source--Dubya and/or his speechwriters.

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The religion of peace strikes again... i can't turn on the TV or see an article on the internet one day without seeing another bomb exploding in the name of Islam.. "The Religion of Peace"... When are they actually going to start proving it ?!!

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Sushi: "Another 'peaceful' day at the office, it seems, brought to Iraq courtesy of GWB"

Ho ho ho, Sushi is actually trying to lay blame for this violence by al Qaida Sunni wackos on George W. Bush. When is Sushi ever going to realize that George W. Bush is not to blame for this?

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"he blew himself up"

Big mistake.

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It's like the nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty. All the king's horses, etc., will never put Iraq back together again. it's a failed state, and the killing will continue, awaiting someone with the ruthless efficiency of its former president to restore order --- by more killing of course.

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"It's a failed state"

I dunno, they held free and fair elections, something Iran and Syria haven't done.

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Looks like they are celebrating the "end of the war" that Obama just bombastically announced.

Life in that giant US embassy with 15,000 personnel in the middle of Bagdad will be real fun. Maintaining that monstrosity will cost almost as much as continuing this so-called war.

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Gurukun:

" There is no religion of love and peace. It's sad that these terrorost are killing there own. "

They are NOT killing their own. Sunnis are killing Shiites, Shiites are killing Sunnis. And both Sunnis and Shiites are killing Christians, and of course the few remaining Jews.

In no case are they "killing their own".

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Not too sure about the peace and love there but I for one and thankful I am no where near that bloody now in Iraq, I feel very sorry for all of these victims, and as Torofususan says, lets thank George W SR and JR for getting us into this bloody mess!

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Extremists trying to stoke a sectarian civil war?

That would be my guess. The religion of peas strikes again!

As far as the US picking up the pieces that W (well, Cheney and Rumsfeld) made; the US hung on longer than Obama would have preferred, I expect. The Iraqi government agreed to the timetable. It's up to the Iraqis (and the Iranians and the Saudis) now. I rather expect Iraq will be a proxy war for Iran and Saudi Arabia the way Viet Nam was for the US and USSR.

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Torafusu Torasan:

" Speaking of Bush and "religion of peace" rhetoric, just Google the two together and see what pops up. Here's the best that I found in one minute of searching. "

However, if you had spent more than than one minute googling on the topic, you would have found that while Bush (just as Obama and other US governments) have bought into the slogan, it is not their invention. It simply refers to the typical argument by islamic demagogues who say that "islam" means "peace" in Arabic.

(Which is actually not true, but that is a different topic.)

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All the trillions (literally mountains of USD) burned and went up in smoke, only to lead to this... A heckuvajob you started, George "The Idiot" Bush....

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It's so easy to blame Bush.besides, thinking makes your head hurt.

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some14someDec. 22, 2011 - 07:21PM JST Nobel "Peace Prize" Winner Obama may consider redeployment of US/NATO troops.

Nope, never again. Enough, enough and enough.

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Either way Iraq will be neither better or worse off than it was with Saddam in power or not. Seems lots of people are forgetting that now the situation is IN THE IRAQIS HANDS. If the Iraqi people want things to improve, guess what. they have to do it themselves now. Freedom and peace isn't given, its earned. And while the building blocks are there, they have to learn how to adjust their own situation. If they can't then its their fault for not solidifying their society to work together to advance forward instead of sliding back into a cesspool of hell of their own negligence.

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