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Thread: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

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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?
    I think that the invasion of iraq ranks up there with 9/11 as the defining foreign policy moment of my generation, it sure defined a lot of my views since. There is little doubt in my mind that this war was the greatest foreign policy mistake of modern times. It demonstrated to me that the competence and good faith of the United States government can not be trusted. The war it self cost us trillions of dollars, nearly 37,000 casualties, and the mountain of good-will we possessed after 9/11 and gained us nothing...it replaced a secular Sunni sadist with a Shia Strong-Man possessing sympathies towards Iran, shed an ocean of Iraqi blood, and may have sparked a string of revolts around the Arab world that seem to be pushing that region towards political Islam.

    I think it's fair to say that the invasion went a long way in helping Al-queda achieve their goals, and subsequently render any American gains in that conflict as hollow at best.

    The worst part for me though is that no one...NO ONE...who had a hand in crafting this disaster will ever be held to account, and that's depressing as ****.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    1. That is so much horse****..........Saddam was paying them off........One got 100K.
    Source?

    2. I will draw you a picture now pay attention..........Sadly people die in war and its tragic but when you stack it up against Nam it was the safest war we have every fought...........I know your to young for it but at the height of Nam we lost more men in 1 month then we did in Iraq in 10 years.......
    Still does not address my point. Hint: my point is that it was not worth American lives to solve their problems.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    1: There was no solid evidence of WMDs

    2 and 3: Protecting Iraqi's not worth American lives

    4: Not our job to fix every government


    North Korea has known WMD's, is threatening to nuke the US, and we are moving defensive missile batteries west. If those are you standards, do you fault Obama for not doing anything to North Korea?

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Clinton a Neo Con???
    Trying to rewrite history again NP? Oh...that's right...in your world 911 occured on Clinton's watch, GWB captured and killed Bin Laden and Clinton was President and in charge when we invaded Iraq. Wow......sometimes I wonder if you actually believe this stuff.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Boy you are really into cliches today........Don't you have any thoughts of your own?

    I personally think its way to early to judge the Iraq war..............Time will tell...........Since I am neither a Republican or a Democrat it does not matter who is in office.......Whether its JFK A Democrat or GWB a Republican my left wing friend whom I voted for..........I would love to se a Conservative Independeent as Prez.
    You also think that history will be kind to GWB....LOL...yeah right...like THAT is going to happen. Probably when Fred Thompson becomes President.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    North Korea has known WMD's, is threatening to nuke the US, and we are moving defensive missile batteries west. If those are you standards, do you fault Obama for not doing anything to North Korea?
    So do, among others, England and Israel. Obviously it is situational.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    I think it was great that Saddam was removed from power and his mass murdering stopped, but the follow up rebuilding of Iraq failed in many ways.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    [SIZE=4]!. the best intelligence says there was....
    The best intelligence was filled with mights and maybes with a truckload of uncertainty. It speaks volumes when your number one source is an alcoholic taxi driver making drunk phone calls to the German embassy. Even more when you present everything he says as fact even after German Intelligence tells you quite plainly that the man is a psychotic chronic liar. After all, he wasn't assigned the code name "Curveball" for a love of baseball.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    [SIZE=4]1. That is so much horse****..........Saddam was paying them off........One got 100K.
    Not really. Even Bush's own hand-picked ISG determined that Iraq had destroyed its wmd in compliance with UN Resolutions. The inspectors were 100% right.
    Last edited by Napoleon; 03-18-13 at 08:55 PM.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So do, among others, England and Israel. Obviously it is situational.
    Based upon your non-answer to the question, I will assume "situational" means it is only your standard for Republicans not Democrats

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Based upon your non-answer to the question, I will assume "situational" means it is only your standard for Republicans not Democrats
    I don't think you understand either the point I was making, or maybe response to you.
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