The question you should ask is when did Yassir Arafat every do anything that resulted in a lasting peace? He certainly had opportunities, but he always ended up walking away from them. A lasting peace would have made him irrelevant.
NOTHING from "Obamacare" has gone into effect yet.
Wrong! Two things went into effect in September. 1) no pre-existing conditions for children. 2) kids up to 26 must now be covered on their parent's plan, regardless of their marital status.
1) has caused many insurance companies to drop child only insurance packages. 2) has caused rate increases, because of the additional associated costs (like paying for a pregnant daughter, who is married).
They did shit
Which produced a way better healthcare bill than what we got from the Democrats. Do you seriously think that the current bill is not going to cause an increase in premiums? Your "a)" and "b)" are going to happen at a much more accelerated rate with the current bill.
Perhaps you meant NCP?
Parent:"...more Iraqi civilians will die from secretarian fights than civilians that were killed by US soldiers."
Yeah, those Sunni Elite Administrative Assistants are deadly!
Some of the results of leaving south Vietnam defenseless:
-North Vietnam took control of South Vietnam in less than a month.
-100's of thousands went to "re-education" camps. 10's of thousands of them died after their release
-Around a million boat people died at sea.
-Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge and 2 million died in the genocide that followed.
A lot of people died in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Many people feel that a militarily weak Iraq could yield similar results, because it would create a power vacuum in a historically unstable region.