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Keep troops out of Ukraine

March 26, 2014

Ukrainian officials recently said their country’s military will hold joint training exercises with U.S. and British armed forces. That would be an invitation to disaster....

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mrshubbs

Mar-26-14 12:09 PM

But that lunkhead is likely to send more sacrificial goats over there anyway.

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JeffreyR

Mar-26-14 12:15 PM

But we still have a few Arab countries we haven't invaded yet...

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Skrocki

Mar-26-14 12:28 PM

First this column criticized President Barack Obama for not taking aggressive action against Russia for its bullying of Ukraine, now you criticize a troop deployment for being too aggressive. You can't have it both ways. This editorial has little to do with the situation in Ukraine and much ado about Obama bashing.

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adkkev

Mar-26-14 12:46 PM

This military exercise was planned long before the Russian annexation & is not going to be canceled. One can only imagine the editorial outrage if the exercise had been canceled. The same exercise was held in 2013.

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Scarecrow57

Mar-26-14 12:56 PM

Reagan ended the cold war, Obama started a new one.....

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TiredOfTax

Mar-26-14 1:10 PM

You know in true Obama fashion he yesterday said "Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors, not out of strength, but out of weakness,"

I believe that he should just simply shut up. How can anyone think that this type of rhetoric will help anything? Maybe he can draw a red line... or tell Russia to "bring it". His rants have done us no good so far, why would he keep it up? WRONG AGAIN O, woefully wrong again! Why not let your mouthpiece Biden give it a go for a while so we won't have to watch him run for president next? He is as inept as Obama and it would be nice to get it out of the way now!

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FedUp0416

Mar-26-14 2:24 PM

Yes lets keep our troops out of the Ukraine. Lets wait until Russia is in Belarus, or Latvia or Poland or Estonia or ...

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Annarondac

Mar-26-14 2:44 PM

Obama thought we would have a kinder, gentler world by disarming our missile defence systems pointed at Russia. His radical advisers do not understand walking softly but carrying a very big stick. They are so anti-war, that no one saw this coming, except a Republican running for office. Obama actually mocked Romney for thinking this could happen. Now, in Europe, Obama is crying to our allies that they need to ramp up their military defence. Defence does not mean war, but a strong showing of troops and missiles would be a great deterrent.

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laker88

Mar-26-14 2:56 PM

Yup fedup, just like WW2 with Hitler!... or is it just like Ike's dominoe theory. Skrocki, the illustrious LH editorial staff like many on here, would be critical either way. I'm glad we're keeping our noses out of other country's civil wars. "Reagan ended....." brought to you by Fox news/Glenn Beck History 101.

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Hilltopper

Mar-26-14 3:27 PM

You're right Laker, in their eyes Obama is wrong before he acts either way. One thing he did do, kick the Republican Party's *ss twice and get us out of Iraq and soon to be Afganistan. Maybe McCain can head up a militia of racist, red necked bigots from Arizona to spill their own blood in the Ukraine. Crimea voted and it was less rigged than Gore vs Bush, 2000, in Florida with thugs Jeb Bush and our own John "Kick*ss" Sweeney stealing the election.

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mrshubbs

Mar-26-14 3:33 PM

All of which proves the majority voted emotionally rather than logically, or maybe it was just the 47% on the take that bothered to vote.

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FedUp0416

Mar-26-14 3:49 PM

You notice the name calling and demonization of a differing opinion. Of course the left cannot defend the record of this president and if you say anything against this president you are label a racist and bigot. Rather than stand up for what you believe in and try to make a coherent and FACT BASED arguement, they choose to demonize the other side. It makes them sound shrill and uniformed. I have dared them to make a case for this president and instead we get mindless dribble like HILLTOPPER just posted. They make statements that are inflammatory and total fabrications (Right GVILLE70 and GREADER??) but cannot defend the record of this president. But they all feel good because they voted for the first black president. That and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.

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MrBoB51

Mar-26-14 3:56 PM

Hill, I respectfully disagree. Low information voters and voting multiple times for the mans skin color does not an 'azz-kicking' make, nor does a few % points. No landslide, no mandate. Those are the libs rules. By the way, you 'forgot' that the wind down and exit from Iraq was already in place in March 2008, before this imposter was selected. Obama didn't manage to complete the task until 2011, that's 3 more years Obama kept us in Iraq, gosh, that's almost as much as Bush kept us there, where's your complaint about that? Conveniently silent.

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MrBoB51

Mar-26-14 4:05 PM

As I recall Hill, our Military under Bush deposed a horrendous Dictator and won the War in Iraq. Too friggin bad they also killed people and destroyed things, that's what we expect them to do...WIN. Tough to admit isn't it. Obama the opposite has managed to lose Afghanistan and has neutered our troops, turned them into an useless 'police force' and gutted the Military. That is also tough to admit, isn't it.

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Hilltopper

Mar-26-14 4:17 PM

Let me break the silence for all you "right to life" hypocrits. American deaths in Iraq, 2003-2008, under Bush, 4222; American deaths in Iraq, 2009-2012, under Obama, 264.

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laker88

Mar-26-14 4:33 PM

Fedup...Personally I have no interest in defending any politician. I've agreed with some Obama policies, disagreed with others. We've been talking about changing our health care system for 5 decades, let's give Obamacare a chance, revise it if necessary. We stayed out of Syria, and hopefully Ukraine, and ending the Afghan war since Karzai the scum can't be trusted. If you think we should get involved and put our troops in harms way in those places that's your opinion, can agree to disagree. "Feel good voting for the first black Pres" is a racist/bigoted statement, plus it had nothing to do with my vote. I didn't agree with many McCain policies, and poor Mitt was so worried/shaken by the Tea Party, he had to change positions every other day. Bob, I respectfully disagree with your assessment on Iraq. Iraq was made powerless by the gulf war, sanctions, no fly zones etc. Al Qaeda wanted nothing to do with Saddam's liberal muslim sect, in spite of (continued)

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laker88

Mar-26-14 4:38 PM

(cont.)in spite of Cheney so desperately looking for a connection. Cheney and Rummy were trying to run the show, when the only one familiar with ground war was Colin Powell. Truer wds were never spoken when Powell said, "If you go into Iraq, you'll own it."

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Annarondac

Mar-26-14 4:45 PM

Troops killed in Afghanistan under Obama = 580. Troops killed in Afghanistan under Bush (88 months) = 575. Not all conservatives are Red necks, believe in right to life and are bigots. Unlike MrBob51, I cannot respectfully disagree when someone is making a point by calling anyone who disagrees a hypocrite. To demonstrate hatred for a different political point of view goes against what being an American is. Right or left.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-26-14 6:24 PM

The AP-GfK poll shows 59 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama -- a point higher than the previous high set in December. Obama's approval rating stands at 41 percent. That's the second-lowest figure the poll has ever found. Part of Obama's problems appear to be related to foreign policy: The poll shows Americans disapprove of his handling of the situation in Ukraine 57-40 and disapprove of how he handles relationships with other countries 58-40.

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Hilltopper

Mar-26-14 6:55 PM

"Too friggin bad they also killed people and destroyed things, that's what we expect them to do...WIN." Anyone making such a statement while playing the "pro-life" card is a hypocrite. Sorry BoB

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Hilltopper

Mar-26-14 6:56 PM

TOT: Please cite your 59% poll.

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Solarguy

Mar-26-14 7:23 PM

Being a guy who hasn't watched television in many years, I have a question. When I was working at a customers home today Fox News was on. Do people really watch this stuff? After 15 minutes of this aggressive, negative, one sided, criticism, I came to the conclusion that Fox News is much more frightening than Vladimir Putin. No more television for me, Yikes!

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BlackFrancis1

Mar-26-14 8:21 PM

You mean the president - the 2-term president,by the way - is black? I voted for him because he's Hawaiian. I just thought he was really tan.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-26-14 8:25 PM

The Ukraine buys almost all its energy (natural gas) from Russia. Revenues from natural gas sales are a primary source of income for Russia. Because of the recent disagreement between the Ukraine and Russia, Russia is raising the price of the natural gas it sells to the Ukraine. The Ukraine is almost broke and can't afford the increase in the natural gas price because it would be forced into bankruptcy. Obama just announced the United States is giving the Ukraine $1 billion to assist in paying for the higher priced natural gas it buys from Russia. So, the United States is actually giving Russia $1 billion because the money is just passing through the Ukraine. The first question: Has Putin figured out a way to raise the price of his natural gas sales and make the U.S. pay for the increase? Next question: Was he really in the KGB or was he a commodities trader? If this analysis is accurate, Putin just got Obama to pay him $1 billion by holding a press conference and moving some troops.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-26-14 8:28 PM

OK sure Hilltopper the source is in the first line of the post... maybe if you read it? But just for giggles here it is just for you!

h t t p :// ap-g f k poll . co m/

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