View Poll Results: Why wasn't Iraq colonized?

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  • Liberal humanitarians would be shocked too much at home.

    6 18.18%
  • Neocons were afraid of losing European geopolitical capital.

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  • We were afraid of instigating Arabs.

    3 9.09%
  • We were afraid of engaging Iran.

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Thread: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    they have a taco bell, burger king, KFC and an Anthony's pizza in Baghdad.
    Really? Still no McDonald's.

    Did you know that a country that has a McDonald's had never gone to war with another country that has a McDonald's up until 2008 (South Ossetia war)


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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Oops, apparently there is a Baghdad McDonald's. Opened in 2006.


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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    Right. all we want is the OIL.
    I'm still waiting for it.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Oops, apparently there is a Baghdad McDonald's. Opened in 2006.
    smeg...I was there in '09-'10. wonder how I missed it? too busy eating tacos I guess
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    We did the same thing to the resources of America, "owned" but completely undeveloped by the Indians, who never would have developed them. Is the world better off than it was in 1492? Partitioning of backward tribes' natural resources is the reason we are all better off.
    Backwards tribes? hahaha....the Pilgrims didn't even know how to grow corn when they landed on Plymouth Rock the Tribes of Gad, Simeon and Ruben had to teach them. ...talk about backwards....hahahaha

    And the arrow is a marvel of weaponry. silent, stealthy and deadly. Accurately can kill up to 10-15 Buffalo before the herd is spooked, unlike a gun. yet the Pale face didn't create it. who did?..oh yeah, the backwards tribes in the land at the time did.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    they have a taco bell, burger king, KFC and an Anthony's pizza in Baghdad.
    When the Porn shops and smoke shops hit, THEN consider Badhdad colonized.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    I think part of it was because people didn't understand that wars generally don't end in a month, and after a year people were complaining that too many soldiers were dying and it was a lost cause, and that there were other political motives for the war. In short, the people who didn't understand (which I'm sorry to say is most of the country) wanted the troops home. I think the government realized that it would be PR nightmare and bad for getting re-elected if they went against the already resonant thrum of people shouting for their troops to come home.
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