Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
2. Human rights, at least in law if not thoroughly enforced yet
3. Foreign aid
4. UN development projects
5. Other development projects
6. Foreign business contracts
7. A future
That's better than genocide. Saddam killed millions of Iraqis in aggressive war, genocide and starvation. When the suicide bombers have killed over a million, let me know.Suicide bombings?
That because Saddam killed everyone that didn't do what he said. An open society comes with criminals. Those criminals must be dealt with in a civilized manner and not through wiping out entire villages to create fear.How about Al Qaeda operating within Iraq? That is new stuff, as it wasn't happening before the invasion.
We have terrorists in the US. Terrorists are everywhere in the world. That will never change. The important thing is that Iraq becomes a developing nation instead of a genocidal hellhole of darkness.
Imho, the real questions that we should be asking aren't about Iraq--they're about the US.
We went from having Iraq be a country that was not likely to attack us (according to our best estimates at the time) and now we have an Iraq that doesn't seem likely to attack us.
Not sure that we got bargain for our costs.
Apparently, 500,000 Iraqis have been forced to flee their home for fear of violence. So it's not an improvement if you're an Iraqi Christian.
I may be wrong.
We see things happening now in Iraq (listed above) that would have been impossible under Saddam.
Last edited by ecofarm; 07-24-13 at 01:47 PM.