View Poll Results: Was invading Iraq and going to war in Iraq, was it the right choice?

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It is only the far right that refuse to acknowledge the truth about the lack of Iraq threat.

    I am going to keep saying it.........its easy to be a Monday Mornig QB.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    I am going to keep saying it.........its easy to be a Monday Mornig QB.
    Only many knew it in advance. It's false to claim it is only hindsight.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    I don't think it's false. The "conventional wisdom"--and, more important, the intel--said that Hussein had WMD.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I don't think it's false. The "conventional wisdom"--and, more important, the intel--said that Hussein had WMD.
    Only left over wmds, and new programs. So, it was false. Nothing we knew added up to the claims made, and many pointed that out then. You'll know them as those Fix and that ilk called unAmerican.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I don't think it's false. The "conventional wisdom"--and, more important, the intel--said that Hussein had WMD.
    you're kidding, right? Watch Hubris if you get a chance.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bori View Post
    you're kidding, right? Watch Hubris if you get a chance.
    Is this a tv show or film?

    No, I'm not kidding. Even Gen. Clapper (quick--Google) thought this.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I don't think it's false. The "conventional wisdom"--and, more important, the intel--said that Hussein had WMD.


    Take a look at the poll on this forum.

    About 80 percent of the people who voted say that invading Iraq and going to war in Iraq was a bad choice.

    The USA gained nothing in Iraq. Except about 4,500 dead and 30,000 injured warriors (And far higher Iraqi losses of innocent Iraqi civilian 'collateral damage' casualties), a $1 trillion unpaid debt and $700 billion to a $1 trillion future debt for taking care of the USA's wounded warriors.

    Iran gained a lot, and China gained quite a bit.

    Think about it.

    Do you really believe that it was worth it?

    Go talk to the families of the dead and injured and tell them what you think.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    I am going to keep saying it.........its easy to be a Monday Mornig QB.


    I wasn't just opposed to G.W. Bush's illegal war in Iraq, I was also opposed to his father's war in Iraq.

    I noticed a long time ago that the USA kicks some despots out and puts some despots in.

    We need to stop doing that and stick to taking care of the USA.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Is this a tv show or film?

    No, I'm not kidding. Even Gen. Clapper (quick--Google) thought this.
    That doesn't seem like huge sample.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    You under estimate your enemies at your peril. Iraq could have dissolved into a breeding ground for terrorists with Saddam still in power or worse chaos in that country without our influence. I guess you are part of the crowd that thinks that a small group cannot carry out attacks on the US crashing planes into our buildings. They must need a standing army at pre desert storm levels to do anything apparently???

    Your creating new enemies point is an idealist argument and in this global economy we cannot retreat within our own borders. The world doesn't work that way me bleeding heart. Enemies will exist regardless of what we do, but one thing is for sure...they take us seriously and fear us.

    The unconfirmed over-estimation of the enemy has cost us more US lives needlessly than our enemies have cost us, and it just created more enemies. Here was the conclusion of the 2008 Report by the Rand Corporation, the organization hired by the Pentagon to assess the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    "The Rand Corporation, a conservative think-tank originally started by the U.S. Air Force, has produced a new report entitled, "How Terrorist Groups End - Lessons for Countering al Qaida."

    "the U.S. "war on terrorism" has been a failure in combating al Qaida, and indeed, that "[a]l Qaida's resurgence should trigger a fundamental rethinking of U.S. counterterrorism strategy." In the end, Rand concludes that the U.S. should rely much more on local military forces to police their own countries, and that this "means a light U.S. military footprint or none at all." If the politicians take this study seriously, and they should, they should abandon current plans for an increase in U.S. troop involvement in Afghanistan. Indeed, the U.S. military should be pulled out of Afghanistan altogether, just as it should be pulled out of Iraq."


    People need to get a grip on their fears and stop acting in a counter productive manner.
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