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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.
    Just look at history with regards to your point about irrational fear. WW1 was the war to end all wars right? If you said in the 1930's hundred of millions would die and we would spend trillions defeating Japan and Germany, people would have said the same thing. I concede its all subjective, and a What If game, but it doesn't take much brain power to make assumptions about how Saddam could F UP the middle east leading to an invasion much later costing us even more lives, bloodshed etc he doesn't need a navy or airforce to do that.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    Just look at history with regards to your point about irrational fear. WW1 was the war to end all wars right? If you said in the 1930's hundred of millions would die and we would spend trillions defeating Japan and Germany, people would have said the same thing. I concede its all subjective, and a What If game, but it doesn't take much brain power to make assumptions about how Saddam could F UP the middle east leading to an invasion much later costing us even more lives, bloodshed etc he doesn't need a navy or airforce to do that.
    Did you really not know that we completely destroyed Iraq's capability to invade other countries in the fist Gulf war? I guess that would help explain the fear by people that were not aware of Desert Storm.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Did you really not know that we completely destroyed Iraq's capability to invade other countries in the fist Gulf war? I guess that would help explain the fear by people that were not aware of Desert Storm.
    That didn't prevent him from genociding 50k Marsh Arabs and starving 400k children.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That didn't prevent him from genociding 50k Marsh Arabs and starving 400k children.
    We were his ally when Saddam was at his most murderous, so that did not represent a threat to us. Hell, Rumsfeld was over there shaking hands with him back then and Reagan had Iraq removed from the terrorist nations listing. Doesn't sound to me like we considered him much of a threat back then.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We were his ally
    Yeah, yeah. I'm tired of explaining how US foreign policy changed from destabilization to nation building. That should be obvious.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Did you really not know that we completely destroyed Iraq's capability to invade other countries in the fist Gulf war? I guess that would help explain the fear by people that were not aware of Desert Storm.
    I'm not worried about invasion. Its the dirty bombs and other things that Saddam could have done or supplied to terrorists that concerned me.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yeah, yeah. I'm tired of explaining how US foreign policy changed from destabilization to nation building. That should be obvious.
    I don't think you can make a case for what we did to Iraq as being moral.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I'm not worried about invasion. Its the dirty bombs and other things that Saddam could have done or supplied to terrorists that concerned me.
    Than why were you comparing Iraq to Germany and Japan? Saddam was less connected to al Qaeda than many, many others. They did not get along.

    So where does such fear come from in the most powerful nation on the planet?
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    GW Bush is alive and well and posting on DP.
    Nah. I make GWB look like Ghandhi or MLK.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't think you can make a case for what we did to Iraq as being moral.
    Well then there's not much point to us debating, beause you refuse to see my perspective even a little bit. People who are so one-sided and committed to a narrative are not often open to understanding the perspective of others.

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