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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    WWII is also worthless when you consider the number of military and civilian deaths, the amount of money wasted, the US international reputation having confused perceptions, and the strengthening of the Soviet Union to become a superpower.
    Just saying
    Point taken..
    Confused perceptions ?
    By whom ?
    Surely not Germany and Japan.
    Nor the European nations.
    Hard to view this strengthening of the Soviets to be anything but a good thing..
    Also, Iran is probably the mid-east power broker, so why should not Iraq be friendly ??
    I even question the money "wasted" ...

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Simple yes or no question.
    Not really a simple yes or no question.If Iraq falls into the hands of terrorists and troops left before eradicating the terrorists, then it becomes a waste of all the troop deaths and money spent.If Iraq becomes a enemy nation then yes it would be a waste.If Iraq becomes a peace loving democracy and great ally then it would not be a waste.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Not really a simple yes or no question.If Iraq falls into the hands of terrorists and troops left before eradicating the terrorists, then it becomes a waste of all the troop deaths and money spent.If Iraq becomes a enemy nation then yes it would be a waste.If Iraq becomes a peace loving democracy and great ally then it would not be a waste.
    Neither ereally matters that much to us or our efforts against terrorism. Terrorist function just fine in free countries and within the boarders of our allies. It was always a false premise that this meant anything really to our interests.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Our reputation is no different than it was before, and the rest...meh.
    "Meh". That's all you have to say? I'm sure that would console the parents of the troops who died in that stupid conflict. I'm sure the many thousands of troops disfigured and paralyzed by roadside bombs would appreciate it as well. Maybe you should stop by a V.A hospital some time and see how much they appreciate your "meh". And I don't know about you, but I can think of a about thousand better ways to spend $800 billion than using it to pay for the invasion, military occupation, and reconstruction of a country that wasn't even a threat to us.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    We don't have invisible planes...
    America doesn't have invisible plane. Silly people...That was Wonder Woman. See...

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not entirely true. We've now shown rule of law is not important to us, so we don't have that high ground. We're shown that we'd torture, whihc means no country in the future has to worry about being held to that law, not for us. And more people see us as imperialistic than did.
    Substantiate that....somehow.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Substantiate that....somehow.
    Well, those in the military have argued it concerning the use of torture. And the UN among others have presented that we were aggressors, ignoring our own agreements, the ones we signed. So, I think it is fairly clear.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, those in the military have argued it concerning the use of torture. And the UN among others have presented that we were aggressors, ignoring our own agreements, the ones we signed. So, I think it is fairly clear.
    Really...got some evidence of your claim?
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You said it right here. Militarily speaking, the air crew don't qualify as, "troops".
    You are free to disagree with the commonly accepted definition that states that they do if you like...
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Really...got some evidence of your claim?
    I have shown it many times over the years. From many different sources. But here's what todays quick search shows:

    The report shows that there was strong opposition to those four corners -- which were established by Bush administration and justice department lawyers -- from the military, which argued that the behavior it purported to justify was illegal.

    Bush Administration Ignored Military's Strong Opposition To Torture Program

    . . . this letter from 38 other military leaders, including two former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Generals John Shalikasvili and John Vessey.

    Armchair Generalist: 38 Retired Military Leaders Against Torture

    Veteran's Against Torture

    Just the first few from a search. There is more, and you should knnow that.

    Do you need links to our agreements with the UN as well? Really?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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