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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Interesting question. Not a simple yes or no though. We have no idea what it has yielded, it hasn't been long enough.

    Basically in history the full effects of events are not fully understood until several decades later. The reason is simple. Everything is interconnected. What could be yielded from Iraq might have changed the course of action of something that might lead to something else later? At any rate our military occupation has certainly taught the US military and Intelligence community some new tricks that we might use later. That might be it...or maybe a pro-US state might emerge in Iraq. Perhaps an understanding of Arabic cultures might be an advantage later on for the United States? Who knows? I mean there is no end to the possibilities of things that could have come out of Iraq. We won't know if they were worth it till we get to spend those intangible things.

    Or maybe it was a totally worthless venture?

    At any rate I won't be hardlining an opinion of this war until I find out what came out of it...on my 60th or 70th birthday.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Great point.

    I forgot about that.

    The war benefited the military contractors, many subsidiaries of Halliburton, + the terrorists + those we helped put into power to run the country.

    Many probably don't recall the $6.6 Billion in cash that went missing back in May 2004. Shrink wrapped bricks of $100-bills were stacked on pallets and loaded onto 20 cargo planes--a $12 Billion stimulus package to grease the wheels in the rebuilding of Iraq. And this year, the auditors closed the books on the mystery:



    So, whoever got their hand on $6.6 Billion of U.S. dollars, I say REALLY benefitted from the Iraq war.

    While we're on the topic of tax-payer dollars paying for the reconstruction...In Paul Wolfowitz's memo that made the case for the war, we were supposed to finance the operation by selling the seized oil fields. That was supposed to be a benefit for us.



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    So, we went to war over lies, damn lies, and pipe dreams.

    No WMD.

    No Oil Profits.

    New breeding ground for terrorists.

    Iraq is this generation's Viet Nam. Yet 106 people believe it was worth it. I guess they must all be invested in Halliburton.

    We could have covertly assassinated Saddam and his sons and, over time, orchestrated an uprising to overthrow the government--the South American CIA playbook is very cost effective.
    If you were to lose $6.6 Billion in a real business, you'd be fired. And investigated.

    What happened to the guy in charge of the Iraq reconstruction when all that money went missing?



    "Heh, heh... hey, Pauly, you can tell W. Where'd you stash all that cash?"

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Assuming that you actually are going 150 rather than just someone thinking you were going 150. You assume your "evidence" is true, that's where you are screwing up.
    Exactly. You clock the speeder. You read the document signed. Both tell you, and you don't need court or a verdict to see either.

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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Exactly. You clock the speeder. You read the document signed. Both tell you, and you don't need court or a verdict to see either.
    Even the clocked speeder can defend himself in court. I'm sure you are quite the expert in treaty law, but I'm sure your accusations deserve a more qualified hearing.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    It appears you are correct, where are you from my friend you seem to be having a hard time commanding the English language, as i noticed many spelling errors in your post?
    That you for affirming that I am correct. We must be from the same area it seems we both have problems. Did you say and I quote
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that's cute. what years did you deploy?
    I didn't, I believe in private property rights, and have no interest in making big oil richer. I served my country by volunteering to serve my fellow citizens through Brethren Volunteer Service. My pay the first year was room & board plus $15/month, the second year my pay was increased to a whopping $20/month.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Even the clocked speeder can defend himself in court. I'm sure you are quite the expert in treaty law, but I'm sure your accusations deserve a more qualified hearing.
    Know more about practice than you might think, but not the point. You do a lot of side stepping the point. An act can be illegal, known to be illegal and there be no charges and no day in court. You can read the document, just as you clock, time or drive with the speeder.

    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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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Know more about practice than you might think, but not the point. You do a lot of side stepping the point. An act can be illegal, known to be illegal and there be no charges and no day in court. You can read the document, just as you clock, time or drive with the speeder.
    Sure it can be, and may be, but doesn't mean it IS until proven. Basic legal principle, right there. That's not side stepping, son, that's the way it works in civilization.
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    Re: Was the War in Iraq worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    That's why when you make your polls, you should turn on the "show people who voted" option in case of people voting multiple times.
    Thanks for the constructive suggestion, but I think some people need to know that their "friendly" board members won't know which way they voted. A little privacy, like an election.

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