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    Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    At least 58 people are dead and more than 150 injured in a series of attacks across Iraq over the past 48 hours. The bombers targeted shopping areas filled with people eating at the end of the daily Ramadan fast. Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad.


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    Another day in "liberated" Iraq. 58 people dead and more than 150 injured in unstable and violent Iraq. Something to be real "proud" of my countrymen (USA).





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    Re: Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    Beats 10k dead by chemical weapon genocide. Saddam probably killed 50 just in rape palaces on a slow day.

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    Re: Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    That Saddam was such a nice guy, it's a shame they got rid of him.
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    So by overthrowing Saddam who did not threaten our country and was not a threat to our country justify us invading him overthrowing him and opening up an unstable state that slipped into a civil war and has a terrorist attack or two a day? If so just because he wasnt a "nice guy" then man we better start overthrowing a lot of other "not nice guys".


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    Re: Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So by overthrowing Saddam who did not threaten our country and was not a threat to our country justify us invading him overthrowing him and opening up an unstable state that slipped into a civil war and has a terrorist attack or two a day? If so just because he wasnt a "nice guy" then man we better start overthrowing a lot of other "not nice guys".
    Saddam broke a treaty with us and fired on our planes which were enforcing the no fly zone Saddam had agreed to, that was an act of war on his part.

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    Re: Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So by overthrowing Saddam who did not threaten our country and was not a threat to our country justify us invading him overthrowing him and opening up an unstable state that slipped into a civil war and has a terrorist attack or two a day? If so just because he wasnt a "nice guy" then man we better start overthrowing a lot of other "not nice guys".
    Saddam was overthrown because he invaded a neighbouring country, used chemical weapons and then spent a decade breaking UN law. What have we done for Iraq honestly I couldn't tell you and hopefully in 10-20 years time they are a flourishing country. When I served a tour in Basra conditions were bad but getting better and the people seemed happy enough we were there but now I'm sure they would probably say something different. It makes me sad personally because I met so many nice people in Basra who were just trying to get by and it saddens me that their life's have not improved, were we wrong to get rid of Saddam no we were not however the occupation and withdrawal could of been handled so much better.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Saddam broke a treaty with us and fired on our planes which were enforcing the no fly zone Saddam had agreed to, that was an act of war on his part.
    I take it you won't be supporting Colorado's new permits to shoot down US Drones?
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    Re: Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Saddam broke a treaty with us and fired on our planes which were enforcing the no fly zone Saddam had agreed to, that was an act of war on his part.
    Yea through an illegal act under a resolution that made no references to "no fly zones"...


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    Re: Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Saddam was overthrown because he invaded a neighbouring country, used chemical weapons and then spent a decade breaking UN law.
    All which happened in the 80's and 90's and he dismantled his arms then... Does not justify overthrowing him in the 2000's..


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    Re: Deadly violence continues to sweep Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    All which happened in the 80's and 90's and he dismantled his arms then... Does not justify overthrowing him in the 2000's..
    well Operation desert fox was late 90's ( just a few years before the Iraq war) and at that point Iraq was still actively trying to make WMD'S. Personally I think the Iraq war was coming anyway but 9/11 postponed it by a couple of years.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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