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house Bill H. Con. Res. 55

Withdrawing Most U.S. Troops Deployed to Fight ISIS

Argument in favor

There is nothing to be gained from leaving U.S. troops in the region to combat ISIS. If Iraqi and Syrian armies haven't learned how to fight ISIS already, further training — that put our troops in danger — won't make a difference.

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07/29/2015
If we don't commit to full victory, draft a Doctrine of War and pass it via Congressional vote...There's no reason to have forces in harms way.
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Cj's Opinion
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08/07/2015
Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India, etc. have PLENTY of troops to send to protect the land surrounding them. I don't want to say "not our problem" but, not our problem.
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AndrewGVN's Opinion
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11/04/2015
Other countries in the region have enough soldiers to handle ISIS without our assistance.
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U.S. troops are a core component of building local forces on the ground. Taking them out now would not only leave Syrian and Iraqi forces high and dry in the fight against ISIS, but could also end up putting the U.S. in danger in the long run.

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10/07/2015
"I would knock out the source of their wealth, the primary sources of their wealth, which is oil. And in order to do that, you would have to put boots on the ground. I would knock the hell out of them, but I’d put a ring around it and I’d take the oil for our country.” [infowars.com]
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Jim's Opinion
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07/23/2015
The ISIS issue is far from over. ISIS is to the Middle East as cancer is to the body. They have to be annihilated or the Middle East will never regain any measure of peace. The current coalition.needs to grow, expand and become more aggressive.
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10/07/2015
"ISIS grew while the United States disengaged from the Middle East and ignored the threat." [businessinsider.com]
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    If we don't commit to full victory, draft a Doctrine of War and pass it via Congressional vote...There's no reason to have forces in harms way.
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    "I would knock out the source of their wealth, the primary sources of their wealth, which is oil. And in order to do that, you would have to put boots on the ground. I would knock the hell out of them, but I’d put a ring around it and I’d take the oil for our country.” [infowars.com]
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    Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India, etc. have PLENTY of troops to send to protect the land surrounding them. I don't want to say "not our problem" but, not our problem.
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    The ISIS issue is far from over. ISIS is to the Middle East as cancer is to the body. They have to be annihilated or the Middle East will never regain any measure of peace. The current coalition.needs to grow, expand and become more aggressive.
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    Other countries in the region have enough soldiers to handle ISIS without our assistance.
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    We have brought more chaos to the Middle East through oil wars and a war against ISIS has the potential to ruin the region forever. Instead we should focus on humanitarian aid and preventing the refugee crisis from getting worse. Allow Russia, Kurdistan, and other nearby nations aid in fighting ISIS.
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    "ISIS grew while the United States disengaged from the Middle East and ignored the threat." [businessinsider.com]
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    The troops that are there are low in numbers. They should be left there to fill the non-combative role they were assigned to play.
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    We need to defeat ISIS before removing troops. Then we need to ensure ISIS doesn't return as soon as we leave.
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    More troops with less regulations, Not fewrer troops with more regulations.
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    ISIS isn't that big of an issue the media just blows it up to be. We should be focusing our money on the USA instead of an organization on the other side of the world that poses little to no threat to The USA. The only Americans killed by ISIS have been the ones stupid enough to go where ISIS is.
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    This is a waste of time. If this passed both houses, the president would veto it. Congress has several means to curtail war. It could have chosen not to renew war power approval first given in 2001. Or it could refuse to fund the war budget--Congress just voted to maintain this funding. Stop wasting the time of the American people with cations that can't pass. Politics is the art of the possible, not the quixotic.
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    We have troops deployed? Clearly they are not being utilized to any great effect, but if we have any presence or assets there some defensive posture is required. Further, if deemed insufficient to avoid being ambushed or surrounded and captured it is criminally negligent for the armchair decision makers to impose their ignorant edicts on the military responsible to the troops so deployed.
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    Pulling out before the job is complete will not serve the long term interests of the U.S.
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    If we do not go in and help get rid of Isys we will be having a war on our own soil. Plus it seems when we train people over there to fight and we leave our weapons with them or weapons are ending up in the wrong hands. If we are going to stop Isis we are going to have to send in our troops on the ground. The longer we wait the worse it's going to get.
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    Our withdrawal in Iraq is what created the vacuum of power to allow Isis to occupy the region. We have a moral and logistical cause to be there. BUT, if we are going to be there, we need to go full force, shock and awe, and keep the politicians out of it. We need a declaration of war with a clear goal of winning. Otherwise, our troops are at a disadvantage without the means to defend themselves and others. Furthermore, the execution of Christians, Jews, and non-radical Muslums is unacceptable. If the Iraqi govt doesn't like it, too bad. We need to finish what we started.
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    We actually need about 10 thousand troops on the ground to smash ISIS once and for all before they get here.
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    Radical ISLAM is more of a threat than Nazi Germany was. It must be destroyed.
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    This isn't Iraq war II (III?). There are relatively few troops in country and there role is very limited. So long as we keep an attentive eye out for mission creep, I think the troops we have there should stay there.
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    Get the Saudis to stop ISI!
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