Sunday, October 28, 2012

Save us from the idiots like mtracy9

A trip through the comments at Salon will always leave you reeling at the mass stupidity the periodical instills in so many of its readers.


The issue of Iraq is raised and the following 'conversation' begins.

  • Yminale
  • Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 02:41 PM CDT

Last time I looked there are still 30,000 troops in Iraq not counting mercenaries. The only reason we are leaving is the Iraqi's basically kicked us out.

  • mtracy9
  • Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 02:55 PM CDT
Obviously, you didn't look very hard, because there are no longer any US troops in Iraq. These things are easy to find out about, even for idiots, now that we have Google.

  • Yminale
  • Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 03:02 PM CDT
There are still 17,000 "personnel" in Iraq, most of them for security and that's not counting mercenaries.

  • mtracy9
  • Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 03:14 PM CDT
So now there's not 30,000 but 17,000, and now they're not troops but personnel. LOL. You're starting to sound like Mitt.

There are no longer any US troops in Iraq?

How stupid is mtracy9?

Is Salon mtracy9's only news source?

Last December, Ted Koppel filed an important report on Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC).

MR. KOPPEL: I realize you can't go into it in any detail, but I would assume that there is a healthy CIA mission here. I would assume that JSOC may still be active in this country, the joint special operations. You've got FBI here. You've got DEA here. Can, can you give me sort of a, a menu of, of who all falls under your control?

AMB. JAMES JEFFREY: You're actually doing pretty well, were I authorized to talk about half of this stuff.

Tom Bettag, blogging about the report, noted:

But is America really leaving? Many people have the impression that the U.S. presence – and U.S. government spending - is finally ending in Iraq.  Koppel makes it clear that this is far from the truth.
He tells the story of some 16,000 people who will be left behind. Koppel and his team obtained extraordinary access to the U.S. embassy, the largest embassy in the world, with a footprint the size of Vatican City.  He also traveled to the U.S. consulate in Basra, which faces regular rocket attacks from Iranian-funded militia.

Again, how stupid and uninformed is mtracy9?

Did mtracy9 also mists what  Tim Arango (New York Times) reported for the New York Times September 26th?   Here's what Arango reported:

Iraq and the United States are negotiating an agreement that could result in the return of small units of American soldiers to Iraq on training missions. At the request of the Iraqi government, according to General Caslen, a unit of Army Special Operations soldiers was recently deployed to Iraq to advise on counterterrorism and help with intelligence.

But mtracy9 wants to claim all US troops left Iraq?

What an idiot.

And how reflective of the typical Salon reader who will learn very little no matter how often they visit the internet's loudest speaker in the echo chamber.
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