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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    crazy. we took care of that problem quite easily. it didn't take losing 4500 soldiers to stop him.
    Well, true .. but we might have had other things on our agenda: http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1060035789.

    Still, not 100% sure we did anything more than delay the next attempt.

    By the way, though I'm saddened by the deaths of our soldiers in any number, we might have gotten away comparatively cheaply: United States military casualties of war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    As the chart indicates, the Civil War was particularly pricey.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    So he bided his time, meanwhile working on putting together the deal, which would eventually have included a pipeline directly to China to save shipping costs, and the three partners worked on the plan.
    I am looking and do not see a direct route to run a pipe line from Iraq to China, is there one?

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    I am looking and do not see a direct route to run a pipe line from Iraq to China, is there one?
    Yeah, I don't either, at least in the perfect sense of the word "direct".

    But maybe Saddam was hoping the Russian arms he might get in advance would take care of Iran and the other few would let him lease their pipeline land for a small price.

    Regardless, that was his plan .. and here's a more updated plan for the pipeline: The Trans-Arabia Oil Pipeline to China - The Politics eZine
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The reality is that the war was really quite short, the majority of that "near decade" was spent supporting the new government and protecting it from insurgents.
    Yes the decade of involvement was more imperial means than military ones; yes. But still...was there a point? Was it worth it?
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    As the chart indicates, the Civil War was particularly pricey.
    The Civil War was American vs. American, of course our casualties were highest from that war. In terms of deadliness, being under our full scale wars and other police actions such as Vietnam isn't really a hallmark of a decade long occupation of foreign land.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    the Iraq war was worth it if they become and stay a stable democracy.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Of course it was. Iraq's government progessed 100 years in 10. Anyone with any 'progressive' in them must admit that. It went from a genocidal dictatorship to some semblence of democracy. Women's rights have progressed drastically, FGM and Honor Killings are no longer State sanctioned (legal). Censorship has been lessened from unimaginable degrees, it is now ok to criticize the government. The country is no longer in violation of 17 Chapter 7 UNSCRs, and is instead working with the international community towards the development of useful infrastructure. The Kurds and Marsh Arabs are no longer suffering genocide.

    I mean, really... how could removing a backward genocidal dictatorship and replacing it with the beginnings of democracy not be worth it? Just ask the Kurds or Marsh Arabs if it was worth it.

    Iraq is now poised to develop like an Asian Tiger, instead of becoming another North Korea. We shined a light into the heart of darkness.
    Worth somewhere between $1 and $3T of US taxpayer money? I don't think so.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    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" ...
    Sorry, got mixed up.
    Many neutral and third-world countries in the world were against the perception of Allies imperialism.
    In addition, sorry about the statement concerning the strengthening of the Soviet Union. I meant the strengthening of the US
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    According to Wikileaks, 63% of Iraq War causalities have been civilian. That is NOT worth it. Bush and Blair are guilty of war crimes and should be tried for them. This is not a fringe view. Many Iraqis and American veterans are aware of the atrocities committed there and some international courts have called for their arrest.

    And that 63% is not even counting all those who have died due to lack of necessities that the "shock and awe" campaign intentionally destroyed to cripple the country.

    Anyone who can justify that is simply sick in the head.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    Well, true .. but we might have had other things on our agenda: http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1060035789.

    Still, not 100% sure we did anything more than delay the next attempt.

    By the way, though I'm saddened by the deaths of our soldiers in any number, we might have gotten away comparatively cheaply: United States military casualties of war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    As the chart indicates, the Civil War was particularly pricey.
    385 casualties in the Spanish American war? how did they manage that?

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