Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Ham schlong, in what sense do you use the word "occupy"? The US has had huge troops presence in the Middle East since WWII. We maintain bases in Kuwait, Turkey, Dujbuti, Qatar and used to have them in Saudi Arabia until we quietly left after 9-11, meeting one of Bin Laden's demands. We have invaded Lebanon and Iraq, bombed Lybia and threaten Iran. Peace in our time, brother.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address