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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Yes, it was the right choice. Better to be proactive and do something versus sitting on our asses like in the 1930's when the war came to us costing trillions and millions of lives.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    Yes, it was the right choice. Better to be proactive and do something versus sitting on our asses like in the 1930's when the war came to us costing trillions and millions of lives.
    With what Navy or Air Force was Iraq going to bring "War" to us. I just don't get that kind of irrational fear in the most powerful country on the planet.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    With what Navy or Air Force was Iraq going to bring "War" to us. I just don't get that kind of irrational fear in the most powerful country on the planet.
    Perhaps you forgot the reward Saddam promised the families of all suicide bombers.

    Saddam Rewards Suicide Bombers' Families | Fox News

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    I'm a bit torn on this.

    On one hand, it was pretty clear that the Bush administration had no real case to invade Iraq.
    Iraq had nothing to do with Al Qaeda or the 9/11 attacks
    Iraq posed no imminent threat to the US or its allies
    Inspectors had more work to do
    The administration completely and intentionally screwed up the intelligence
    The administration completely botched the post-invasion management, astoundingly so
    It galvanized Muslims against the US

    On the other hand....
    It was entirely reasonable to believe Hussein did have, and was willing to use, at a minimum, chemical weapons
    It's very likely that if embargoes were lifted, Iraq would stockpile chemical weapons again
    Hussein was undoubtedly hostile and aggressive
    He was a nasty piece of work to his own citizens

    Ultimately, I think I have to come down on "no," but even knowing how things have turned out, it's not an easy answer.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Perhaps you forgot the reward Saddam promised the families of all suicide bombers.

    Saddam Rewards Suicide Bombers' Families | Fox News



    How did this represent a threat of war on the US?
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    With what Navy or Air Force was Iraq going to bring "War" to us. I just don't get that kind of irrational fear in the most powerful country on the planet.
    You ever hear of a dirty nuke in the hands of terrorists? We don't have to worry about that anymore After GWB but now with Obama kissing all the Islamic butts in the ME I am not sure...
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Because Obama pulled out to soon we may have to go back.....that is the sad thing.......
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Because Obama pulled out to soon we may have to go back.....that is the sad thing.......
    No, we won't go back. Iraq will either make or not, on their own.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You ever hear of a dirty nuke in the hands of terrorists? We don't have to worry about that anymore After GWB but now with Obama kissing all the Islamic butts in the ME I am not sure...
    There are terrorists all over the world, do the fearful expect us to invade and occupy the rest of the world? At the time of our attack, there were few countries that had less military capability than Iraq.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Invading Iraq, which was based on deliberate deception, outright lies, and personal animous, was the worst thing my country has done in my lifetime. I will never forgive those who orchestrated or condoned such an evil travesty.

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