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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    The health and welfare of billions of people depends on the free flow of oil. Saddam Hussain sought to get control of roughly half the worlds oil, and threatened to withhold supplies unless his various terms and conditions were met. Throw in his documented effort to become a world power through weapons of mass destruction, and the guy became a real problem. Play nice, or get squashed like a bug under a big stick. Saddam became a bug. Well, a bug at the end of a rope.

    So, the true immoral people are those who would have let him do that, so that hundreds of millions of people would have been put in harms way, and made to suffer.

    Why is it that so many supported such an evil person?
    he was pretty well contained in his box prior to the invasion I don't think any of those fears were realistic, especially after the decimating of his military during the Gulf War.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    And the defense of 'others'.

    Honestly, though, don't you think that's a stupid question?
    The defense of US citizens is up to the US government. The defense of the rest of the world is up their governments and the National Security Council.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The defense of US citizens is up to the US government.
    No, defense is a personal responsibility whether we like that or not.

    The defense of the rest of the world is up their governments and the National Security Council.
    See above.


    Seriously, dude, I'm not gonna entertain this "do you believe in self defense" crap nor ~"it's the government's responsibility to make you safe" crap either. I don't know what has possesed me to bother with such elementary school nonsense. Don't let anyone say I didn't try.


    I'll consider myself dismissed.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    No, defense is a personal responsibility whether we like that or not.



    See above.


    Seriously, dude, I'm not gonna entertain this "do you believe in self defense" crap nor ~"it's the government's responsibility to make you safe" crap either. I don't know what has possesed me to bother with such elementary school nonsense. Don't let anyone say I didn't try.


    I'll consider myself dismissed.

    So you prefer Switzerland's system of national defense by mandatory citizens militia?
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So you prefer Switzerland's system of national defense by mandatory citizens militia?

    I do...but that's an entirely different thread.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So you prefer Switzerland's system of national defense by mandatory citizens militia?

    Switzerland is interesting. Switzerland maintains "neutrality" so its' banks can do business with both side during wars. Its' neutrality is not a humanitarian endeavor. Basel, Switzerland is home of the "Reserve Bank of Reserve Banks." That would be BIS. Bank of International Settlements. Some very old money.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eynon View Post
    he was pretty well contained in his box prior to the invasion I don't think any of those fears were realistic, especially after the decimating of his military during the Gulf War.
    You know what I would suggest? Try reading the actual IAEA reports submitted to the United Nations for the years leading up to Iraq kicking inspectors out in 1999. Read their own words, and then lets have a discussion about "pretty well contained in his box".

    History is carved in stone, not subject to opinion and spin.

    Here is one of them. You could Google the dozens of others, if you wanted the truth.

    IAEA Report 10-8-98

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eynon View Post
    I do...but that's an entirely different thread.
    There would certainly be less wars for hegemony wouldn't there? I can't think of a single war for hegemony that Switzerland has fought, can you?
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Its' neutrality is not a humanitarian endeavor.
    unless you're Swiss...remember that they used to be the Alabama Crimson Tide of war running up to the French Revolution. I think they also just got sick of seeing their country devastated and their young people dying for bad reasons.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    There would certainly be less wars for hegemony wouldn't there? I can't think of a single war for hegemony that Switzerland has fought, can you?

    not since the invention of the ski-lift anyways.

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