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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Not even close. It was a war based off of lies that has only strengthened fanatical resolve against the USA and alienated much of the worlds love for us after 911. The war was stupid and the Bush admin should be tarred and feathered like the douche bag liars that they are.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The war was stupid and the Bush admin should be tarred and feathered like the douche bag liars that they are.
    More like... they are rolling in the money that their buddies got from the oil and defense contracts.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    George Bush Sr. appears to have been vindicated. He took some heat for not "finishing the job" after the first Gulf War. People said he should have had our troops continue into Iraq to take out Saddam Hussein. However, he explained that being an occupying power of an Islamic country would create bad blood and a quagmire for us. He appears to have been right. It's too bad his son didn't learn from him.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Worth what?

    What did WE get out of the deal?

    Let me know and then I will vote in your poll.
    Got rid of Saddam. We don't have to worry about him invading his neighbors every few years.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    4500 americans dead, 100,000 civilians dead, one trillion spent. What's the opportunity cost?

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Got rid of Saddam. We don't have to worry about him invading his neighbors every few years.
    He wasnt going to invade anyone after the first gulf war. We destroyed his weapons program. We had some terrible sanctions on his country and we bombed his country before the second war in Iraq. He wasnt going to invade anyone.

    And to answer the question. **** no it wasnt worth it.


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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    US, British and French OIL corporations now have most of the Iraq's oil in their centralized distribution network. That's the same as the Centralized Collection of Monies network. Oilfield service and development contractors from the USA can now operate legally in Iraq and generate huge profits. Armaments and ammunition and weapons manufacturers have profitted handsomely and will continue to profit by selling to the Iraqis. These were and are the groups that inspired the war and generated the perceptions that justified (falsely) the invasion and killing of at least 100,000 people. It was and is worth it to them. It's all about Corporate profit and loss. The bottom line. The black and white bookeeping that is the Corporate lifeblood and continuity. A corporation is a fictitious entity that does not live and breathe, but profits from war in this case. Does Corporatism seem a bit more real in hindsight?

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    I don't ascribe evil intent to the Bush administration for their decision to go to war, as we had reason to believe that Hussein was holding material left over from the first Gulf War that, in the hands of terrorists, could have wreaked havoc across the world.

    However, it is obvious that our intelligence gathering was flawed and the decision making process based on it too strongly influenced by politics and patriotism. Cooler heads should have prevailed, but they didn't.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Got rid of Saddam. We don't have to worry about him invading his neighbors every few years.
    I wasn't worrying about that to begin with. And, frankly, I could have cared less if he gave Iran hell.

    I agree our soldiers should have a parade. They are heroes and they deserve the best we can offer them. But, that being said, I don't think all that was worth it just to have a parade.

    Lotsa parents lost their kids over there. Lotsa kids lost their daddy's. Let's give them a parade too.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    He wasnt going to invade anyone after the first gulf war. We destroyed his weapons program. We had some terrible sanctions on his country and we bombed his country before the second war in Iraq. He wasnt going to invade anyone.

    And to answer the question. **** no it wasnt worth it.
    Right, that's why he massed Republican Gaurd units on the Kuwaiti border in 1994. Not to mention his persicussion of the Kerds and the Shia.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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