View Poll Results: Why wasn't Iraq colonized?

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  • Liberal humanitarians would be shocked too much at home.

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  • 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 Daktoria View Post
    Serious answers only please. This is not a troll thread.

    That is not a sarcastic comment (ad infinitum).
    We are not conquerors, or colonists; we are liberators. Watch “a world without US” it’s the best explanation I have ever seen.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Because it couldnt be the simplest explanation, that its wrong to seize others property. It has to be a complex conspiracy where Big Oil invades Iraq and then leaves it alone to keep prices high.
    The OPECkers are seizing our money, which is our property, by charging us $90 for oil worth less than $10. Besides, we discovered and developed those wells and pipelines, so why is it the natives' property? They didn't live there. In fact, most of them were nomads who never stayed in one spot.

    The Big Oil conspiracy is easy when they control people's minds about what is really happening. Everybody here gives the answers required by Big Oil. And don't think the oily greedheads are hurt by all this wishful thinking about alternatives. It keeps people's minds away from the oilies' price-gouging, collaboration with jihadists, and hoarding of our supply of oil.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Colonize Iraq? We'd need more colonies in the region to justify it. The logistics alone are a nightmare, and protecting colonists would be an indefinite 24/7 detail. The cost is greater than the gain.
    Colinization is why we have problems over there to begin with.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The mission was liberation, so humanitarianism is kind of important.
    The mission was to capture oils fields. The "altruism" of GW Bush et al was shown to be a lie.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Imperialism...really would give ammo to the whole American empire thing
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Antisemites may say things like that, but rational people who are not so obviously prejudiced realize that affording self determination to a persecuted ethnic group in their homeland is a far cry from colonization.
    How is that anti-Semitic? And why is it that every time someone mentions something that goes against Israeli interests it's anti-Semitic or racist?

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Serious answers only please. This is not a troll thread.

    That is not a sarcastic comment (ad infinitum).
    Most of the poll answers are really over the top. We did not colonize because it would have been exactly the wrong thing to do. It would have justified those against the war as well as the terrorists we fought against. The US is also not in the colony business when it comes to nations and nation building. The American people would not stand for anything like that. Bush would not have gotten a second term if he had tried anything that lame brained.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The mission was to capture oils fields. The "altruism" of GW Bush et al was shown to be a lie.
    Please post some proof of this? Oh wait, you can't because that was not the reason. Unless of course you are into conspiracy theories.
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    Last edited by jet57; 09-11-12 at 05:49 PM.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Serious answers only please. This is not a troll thread.

    That is not a sarcastic comment (ad infinitum).
    have you ever been to Iraq? most of the Iraqis don't even want to live there. you might as well have asked "why wasn't a toilet bowl colonized?" why haven't we colonized the south pole? why haven't we colonized the surface of the sun?
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