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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Not going to answe my first question? OK. How about the fact that we have invaded Vietnam, N. Korea, Panama, Hawaii, The Indian Nations, Iraq, etc.?

    Do others have the right to invade us to kick us out or any of them? How about Russia attacking us to kick us out of Iraq just as we invaded Iraq to kick them out of Kuwait?
    They have the right but not the ability.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We didn't invade Vietnam. How can you make a credible argument when you don't even know that much?
    Semantics and not even the point. If you don't understand the point, just ask. To think that you made a point though, in addition to ignoring the other examples only affirms your inability to honestly debate.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    They have the right but not the ability.
    Fair enough. An honest answer. Agreed.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    They have the right but not the ability.
    Though you can attribute some terrorism to it. These groups know they can not head our troops off in standard combat, so they revert to dirty tactics and cheap shots.

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    I am not sure if the Iraq war was worth it. I am still a bit bitter over being sold on a lie and the language they used to justify the war, but if it can be tied in anyway to the changes occurring the Middle East, I would be inclined to give credit where it is due. I cannot vote, however, because a "I am not sure yet" option is not available.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Semantics and not even the point. If you don't understand the point, just ask. To think that you made a point though, in addition to ignoring the other examples only affirms your inability to honestly debate.
    It's not semantics!

    It's a fact!

    It's impossible to have an honest debate with someone that isn't able to post actual facts when making his argument.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We didn't invade Vietnam. How can you make a credible argument when you don't even know that much?
    Right. We had the Japs hold onto Vietnam until the French got back in there. We were very nice weren’t we?

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's not semantics!

    It's a fact!

    It's impossible to have an honest debate with someone that isn't able to post actual facts when making his argument.
    Yes... semantics.

    "Invaded" is the semantics.

    Definition of INVADE
    transitive verb
    1: to enter for conquest or plunder
    2: to encroach upon : infringe
    3a : to spread over or into as if invading : permeate <doubts invade his mind> b : to affect injuriously and progressively <gangrene invades healthy tissue>


    Invade - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    We entered "encroached" into Vietnam. We invaded the North and we invaded Cambodia. You can call it entering to defend if you like, but ultimately we sent more troops that did invasions to win or conquer. I am sure that you think that I mean the North and I am already wondering how your will skip and didge actually just answering a simple question this time.

    Seriously... what a joke.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    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.
    Probably would explain why Bush, Sr wanted Jeb to be President before "W"...cuz he knew Jr would listen to the neocons who were just itchin' for a fight in the Middle-East and up screwing things up over there.

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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.
    Why should we have worried about what Saddam did to his own people in his country? Didn't affect us one bit.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yes... semantics.

    "Invaded" is the semantics.

    Definition of INVADE
    transitive verb
    1: to enter for conquest or plunder
    2: to encroach upon : infringe
    3a : to spread over or into as if invading : permeate <doubts invade his mind> b : to affect injuriously and progressively <gangrene invades healthy tissue>


    Invade - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    We entered "encroached" into Vietnam. We invaded the North and we invaded Cambodia. You can call it entering to defend if you like, but ultimately we sent more troops that did invasions to win or conquer. I am sure that you think that I mean the North and I am already wondering how your will skip and didge actually just answering a simple question this time.

    Seriously... what a joke.
    You're still wrong. 1) we never crossed troops into North Vietnam. 2) We were invited to deploy troops to South Vietnam, by the South Vietnamese government.
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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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