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Sat May 11, 2019, 10:24 PM

Do you change Presidents in the middle of a war?

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Reply Do you change Presidents in the middle of a war? (Original post)
Demonaut May 2019 OP
Iggo May 2019 #1
tblue37 May 2019 #14
Iggo May 2019 #15
think4yourself May 2019 #2
msongs May 2019 #3
Instant Liberal May 2019 #4
Midwestern Democrat May 2019 #12
yortsed snacilbuper May 2019 #5
Wounded Bear May 2019 #6
Turbineguy May 2019 #7
Iggo May 2019 #16
bitterross May 2019 #8
UTUSN May 2019 #9
duforsure May 2019 #10
Vinca May 2019 #11
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2019 #13

Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 10:26 PM

1. Do you change generals in the middle of a war?

Anywhere.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:29 AM

14. Like Abraham Lincoln did? He changed generals to win the war, because McClellan was

incompetent. Grant was much more effective.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #14)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:58 AM

15. Yes. Like that. (n/t)

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 10:33 PM

2. The minute Bolton was appointed

the die was cast.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 10:37 PM

3. yes indeed nt

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 10:38 PM

4. Presidents and generals can be replaced during war.

We have done both before.

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Response to Instant Liberal (Reply #4)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:24 AM

12. Agreed - for example, Truman would not have been re-elected in 1952 had he chosen to run despite the

Korean War still being ongoing; LBJ would not have been re-elected in 1968 had he chosen to run despite the Vietnam War still being ongoing (Vietnam was why he DIDN'T run in 1968).

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 11:01 PM

5. When was the last time we won a war?

So what makes the difference?

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 11:04 PM

6. Don't change Dicks in the middle of a screw, vote for Nixon in 72...

While not an official slogan, it was the contemporaneous version of a meme.



America has not traditionally changed presidents in war time, except for the last two.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 11:17 PM

7. The Iranians have to decide

how many of their people they are willing to sacrifice to keep trump in office.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:03 AM

16. That's one decision that needs to be made (and possibly, has already been made.)

Last edited Sun May 12, 2019, 11:43 AM - Edit history (1)

There're many more. This isn't all on Iran.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:35 AM

8. Newsflash - We've been at war since W

 

We've been at constant war since W. Don't let that fact escape you.

Yes, I understand Trump would start a war with Iran to prevent his impeachment and to try to ensure a second term. I have no doubt he would do such a thing. The possibility scares the hell out of me.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:02 AM

9. SHITLER's flying monkeys feed him history he doesn't know.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:13 AM

10. When its illegitimate

The president , or the cause to start one is based on lies for political gains for himself, , yes you change a president, and political control to stop it from continuing. trump is doing this with Iran now for that reason, and with probably putin's support. They want their oil for more control, and to keep trump in power.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:25 AM

11. It would be nice to change them before.

Maybe the prospect of nukes on their doorsteps will wake up Republicans.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:27 AM

13. Yes

We did in WWII (Okay Roosevelt died in office), Korea and Viet Nam.

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