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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    How I remember what was going on at the time...

    The U.N. was sending in an investigation team. Saddam laid out all of his documentation on the table and said have a look, we're not up to anything. Several locations in Iraq had been searched by the U.N. and turned up nothing. Bush Jr. got his panties in a bunch saying the U.N. wasn't moving fast enough, we know there's WMD, then bombed Baghdad. Of course, he figured we would find the evidence while we were attacking Iraq so he could say, "see, I told you so". Of course, we never found anything.

    If we had let the U.N. finish their job with the searches, soldiers like my brother would not have come home with COPD, we'd have a lot more solders still alive. Yeah, Saddam might still be alive, but he was nothing more than a placed puppet. Oh yeah, we put him in power in the first place. Funny how that works. Since he didn't work out, let's try changing the whole government so we can control the oil. That didn't work out too well either.

    Saddam was just like our politicians, except we don't kill our politicians when they don't do what we want them to do.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    LOL

    I just channel surfed on the TV and realized that MSNBC is giving the GE zombies at DP their marching orders for the day regarding the conflict in Iraq. Half of them are probably just stupid people who don't know how duped they are by the media into thinking that there was no AQ or WMD in Iraq. The other half are simply disgusting evil liars.
    You do know there really weren't any WMD's in Iraq right? After years we never found a single one. Not to mention the CIA and th MI6 had intellegence before hand that Iraq did not have the capabilities to produce one.

    If you honestly think Iraq had WMD's I'm afraid you're in the wrong froum

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by falcata View Post
    You do know there really weren't any WMD's in Iraq right? After years we never found a single one. Not to mention the CIA and th MI6 had intellegence before hand that Iraq did not have the capabilities to produce one.

    If you honestly think Iraq had WMD's I'm afraid you're in the wrong froum

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    Oh Saddam had WMD's at one time. He used plenty of chemical weapons in his war against Iran. We, (army) found plenty of evidence that he had them with the key word "had". None were found during or after the Iraq war.

    http://cns.miis.edu/npr/pdfs/81ali.pdf

    Here is just one reference, there are a whole bunch more confirming that Iraq did have at one time WMD's and used them. Just google chemical weapons used during the Iraq Iran war.

    So the remaining question is what happened to them? Did Saddam use them all up, doubtful. Did he destroy all of them prior to the U.S. invasion, probably. Or he could have hid them in his vast desert. It took us 6 months to uncover 20 MIG Saddam had buried in the desert and that was purely by accident. When you start comparing the size of a 55 gallon drum to a MIG, perhaps you can envision how hard that would be to detect in Iraq's vast desert.

    Personally I suspect he destroyed them, that is probably why Saddam was pretty nonchalant about the possibility of an U.S. invasion. But like everyone else, that is just an assumption on my part. If he buried them, we probably won't find them until a little Bedouin boy trips over a lid of one of the drums caused by the shifting sands. That is how we discovered the MIG's, a boy tripping over a tail fin and reporting it.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Was invading Iraq and going to war in Iraq, was it the right choice?

    Absolutely yes. Was it the "right choice" to lose the ground gained (read lose the peace)?
    No Let's hope Iran does not become such a problem that this fact becomes obvious in spades.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Generally I take a very liberal view. However, I am sick and ****ing tired of the US government supporting, propping up and condoning tyrants that clearly don't reflect the moral nature of this great nation (and doing so mainly out of fear that free people lead to a more dangerous and unpredictable world). Though I personally feel the actual war with Iraq was bungled from the start (thanks Rumsfeld/Cheney). The overall idea of creating a democracy in the middle east and removing a tyrant with a volunteer army nonetheless. I'm okay with it.


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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    How I remember what was going on at the time...

    The U.N. was sending in an investigation team. Saddam laid out all of his documentation on the table and said have a look, we're not up to anything. Several locations in Iraq had been searched by the U.N. and turned up nothing. Bush Jr. got his panties in a bunch saying the U.N. wasn't moving fast enough, we know there's WMD, then bombed Baghdad. Of course, he figured we would find the evidence while we were attacking Iraq so he could say, "see, I told you so". Of course, we never found anything.

    If we had let the U.N. finish their job with the searches, soldiers like my brother would not have come home with COPD, we'd have a lot more solders still alive. Yeah, Saddam might still be alive, but he was nothing more than a placed puppet. Oh yeah, we put him in power in the first place. Funny how that works. Since he didn't work out, let's try changing the whole government so we can control the oil. That didn't work out too well either.

    Saddam was just like our politicians, except we don't kill our politicians when they don't do what we want them to do.

    Well said GB!
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So we are nearing the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war, and with that happening and looking back 10 years ago i have a quick question for you guys here.
    With all that happened, the regime change in Iraq, all the deaths, controversery and what not; Was invading Iraq and going to war in Iraq, was it the right choice?
    No only no, but HELL NO! And this is true even if Iraq eventually becomes heaven on earth. It was costly, both in terms of money and, more importantly, lives. Not to mention our loss of credibility and how much it helped train those who will be killing people for decades to come. It was fool hardy, reckless, and likley caused more harm than good.

    As for the Iraqis:

    “You see these people,” he said. “They are here to sell birds to earn some money to help them live. People are not interested in that. They are desperate and want to see real change, so they’ve stopped looking at the news or remembering past events.”

    In recent interviews here, most Iraqis, like Mr. Shimari, say they have given little or no thought to the looming anniversary, which falls on Wednesday, though the sight of foreign television news crews conducting stand-ups in the city this week will remind them that the war, for the conquerors anyway, is something to be reflected upon.

    “If our situation were better than this, we would surely remember that day when the Americans came to free Iraq and gave us the chance to build a better future,” Mr. Shimari said. “But the Americans didn’t give us that chance. They did all the things possible to ensure that Iraq is going to be ruined.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/wo...war.html?_r=1&

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    We should all be very very thankfully that Iraq didn't have WMD:s. Because the USA military had no plan for stoping looting not even of known military sites. So Iraq was one big smorgasbord for criminals and terrorist after the invasion. This is just one example of the madness of the Iraq war.

    Iraq’s Looted Arms Depots: What the GAO Didn’t Mention » FAS Strategic Security Blog

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/17/in...ted=print&_r=0

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Well said GB!
    Thank you. Sometimes I feel like I am the only who remembers the truth without the media and government spin. The invasion of Iraq was just as bad, if not worse than the Vietnam conflict. Of course, we labelled that as a conflict so we didn't have to say we lost the war there either.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    There are two types of people in the world.... your Allies and your Enemies. If you aren't one of the first (which I don't believe the US actually has any of), then you ARE one of the second.
    GW Bush is alive and well and posting on DP.

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