It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
I say it's about time someone put an end to that ****, and I can guarantee you that it will not be anyone in Europe or Asia that does it. Guess that leaves us.
The reasons are complex, and are not limited to "we care about the Iraqis" but that doesn't mean we don't care. Evidence of that is in the great lengths our forces go to so avoid civilian casualties....often to their detriment.So, I saying you can't present Iraq as a we care effort. We didn't and don't. Not our government. Not a bit.
No, it's our obligation. World freedom then world peace.if we liberate someone, its cause we choose to, not cause we have to.
1. We cannot do everything at the same time.
2. We must have priorities.
3. We must use alternate means as much as possible when direct intervention and nation building would be inappropriate (for various reasons) at this time.
We had many problems with Saddam ruling Iraq. Have you forgotten about seventeen Ch. 7 UNSCRs over the course of two decades? There were always problems. From his globally condemned use of chemical weapons for genocide against his own people to shooting at planes to selling oil-for-food proceeds. He was a recurrent pain throughout his tenure.
Now, here's what changed: the US went from a policy of attrition via de-stabilization (playing evils against each other) to a policy of direct intervention and nation building. As I like to say, when destabilization hit globalization the plan changed.
No. How can a war based on lies and deceit EVER be worth it. The record is abundantly clear that Rumsfield and Cheney for decades had wanted to pursue an imperialistic agenda into Iraq. They couldn't convince the first Bush to proceed and had to wait for someone that they could control better.
How can ANYONE say that manipulating the public and using 911 to justify an invasion of a country that had ZERO to do with 911 was worth it?
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
Considering that thousands of Americans are dead, tens of thousands have been wounded, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed, $800 billion has been wasted, our international reputation is in tatters, and an Iraqi government is in place that is friendly with Iran, I would say it was not worth it.