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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Change the bolded to "some" and I'll agree with you.
    Actually, before the invasion, while Canada was still working with the US and Britian to get the UN to sanction the action, a majority of Canadians approved - the lone exception being Quebec where they oppose any Canadian action anywhere.

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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    OK, if you say so. Sure, we did have some people in Iraq, but sending the troops across the border with the goal of deposing the government sure looked like an invasion to me.
    And that first occurred in 1991. They decided to halt, and we played silly-games for 12 years, but the invasion didn't begin in 2003. The invasion ended in 2003.

    It may also interest you to know that the modern 'war on terror' began in the 70s when Iran took American hostages.

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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, before the invasion, while Canada was still working with the US and Britian to get the UN to sanction the action, a majority of Canadians approved - the lone exception being Quebec where they oppose any Canadian action anywhere.
    Ahhh... 71% of Canadian disapproved.
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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    By calling this the 10th anniversary, you are forgetting and thus dishonoring all the veterans who died in Iraq during the previous 12 years.

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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Ahhh... 71% of Canadian disapproved.
    ..... of Canadian involvement without UN sanctioned approval. The Canadian people, on the whole, supported the Canadian government for not participating without UN approval yet also supported the US and President Bush in taking military action against Saddam. It's reflective of the Canadian people's love and respect for the US but also it's respect, at the time, for the UN process to seek agreement on such actions.

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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Again, this poll was taken before the invasion began March 19, 2003 and was reflective of Canadians general preference to be part of a UN sanctioned invasion of Iraq, not a US led invasion.
    Exactly what I found admirable about the Canadians prior to our invasion. I also admired their non-belligerent status during the Vietnam War.
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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What's all this "10 year" bull****? The conflict in Iraq started in 1991 under Bush Sr, not 2003 under Bush Jr. Talk about getting your facts wrong, you're 12 years off.
    GHWB accomplished the task he said we needed to, which was to kick Saddam's ass out of Kuwait. It was over in just 100 days. Ten years ago, his son restarted the conflict on March 20, 2003 with Shock 'N Awe.

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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    GHWB accomplished the task he said we needed to, which was to kick Saddam's ass out of Kuwait. It was over in just 100 days. Ten years ago, his son restarted the conflict on March 20, 2003 with Shock 'N Awe.
    You're citing only one operation within the conflict. The conflict was on-going for 12 years with enforcement of the no-fly zone and spec ops missions.

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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You're citing only one operation within the conflict. The conflict was on-going for 12 years with enforcement of the no-fly zone and spec ops missions.
    Only one maybe, but it caused almost 4500 of our brave servicemen their lives.

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    Re: 10 Years On, Paul Wolfowitz Admits U.S. Bungled in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Only one maybe, but it caused almost 4500 of our brave servicemen their lives.
    Mhmm....at this point you should be more worried about the fact that those special war powers are still in the President's possession. Congress has don nothing to take those powers back. Any president can still do whatever they want with the military without further Congressional authorization.

    There's nothing to be don about the 4500 who are already dead, but if you don't want to add to them then the War on Terror needs to be de-authorized.

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