We intentionally removed a government that enslaved its population. We freed the people from subjugation.We intentionally removed a government that blocked Western oil from the largest oil reserves on the planet.
We did not have a problem providing support to dictators to get oil. Hopefully that has changed.Same way it did when we were his alley in the 80's so evidently we didn't have a problem with that.
We did not unleash them. They chose to fight us.We unleashed them, if you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
We were the approved occupying power. They instituted the violence against us.Any Iraqi we killed that fought against our invasion, we just call insurgents to justify our killing.
We were not fighting a counterinsurgency, even though one developed. We corrected that mistake and protected the population. This stopped the civil war. Absolutely we take credit for stopping it.Our bungle, allowed the civil war to resume, and you want to take credit for stopping it?
Were we suppressing the opposition with a secret police, torture and murder? I don't think so.So we are now doing the same thing as Saddam did at a the cost of a trillion dollars and thousands of lives we have sacrificed for something Saddam was already doing without our support. Good plan!
Yes. We could have anticipated it better. We disbanded the Army as it was a force of Sunni power, which had to be broken for true democracy to form.Ya think!
How did we do that!? We didn't have control over the border and even if we had there are ways to smuggle past. It is an impossible job keeping them out. We won't be blamed for that.We allowed the insurgents in!
It was NOT an immoral act of aggression (The case for Iraq: "Just and Unjust Wars").I'm a reprobate for questioning an immoral act of aggression to people that were not a threat to us?
Yes, you are a reprobate for not merely assuming the worst on our part, but for talking about it in ways that assigns blame to us for things we are not to blame for, like killing tens of thousands of Iraqis.