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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    The only prolem with Nam was the suits in Washington lost the will to fight and win.
    The problem with the suits in Washington was thinking they could win hearts and minds at the end of a gun, despite what the people of Vietnam wanted.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The problem with the suits in Washington was thinking they could win hearts and minds at the end of a gun, despite what the people of Vietnam wanted.
    To think that a country that we invade and bomb and kill their people are going to change their ancient culture is plain ****ing insanity.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    To think that a country that we invade and bomb and kill their people are going to change their ancient culture is plain ****ing insanity.

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    And yet we did the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan! What a damn shame!
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
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    First time it was. Second time it wasn't.
    We didn't invade Iraq in the first gulf war. We kicked Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and then placed sanctions on Iraq.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    We didn't invade Iraq in the first gulf war. We kicked Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and then placed sanctions on Iraq.
    I remember when we stopped iraq from beating iran in their war without invading anybody.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I remember when we stopped iraq from beating iran in their war without invading anybody.
    I didn't realize that. How did we do that? I know Iran and Iraq fought a decade-long war which neither side won and that caused massive suffering, but how was the US involved?

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I didn't realize that. How did we do that? I know Iran and Iraq fought a decade-long war which neither side won and that caused massive suffering, but how was the US involved?
    I forget the details but it was when iraq started using chemical weapons.

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    "Iraq began receiving support from the United States and west European countries as well. Saddam Hussein was given diplomatic, monetary, and military support by the U.S., including massive loans, political clout, and intelligence on Iranian deployments gathered using American spy satellites, which allowed them to coordinate attacks against the Iranians.[17] The Iraqis relied heavily on American satellite footage and radar planes to detect Iranian troop movements, and they enabled Iraq to move troops to the site before the battle.[63]

    With Iranian success on the battlefield, the U.S. made its backing of Iraq more pronounced, supplying intelligence, economic aid, and dual-use equipment and vehicles, as well as normalizing their intergovernmental relations (which had been broken during the 1967 Six-Day War).[17] President Ronald Reagan decided that the United States "could not afford to allow Iraq to lose the war to Iran", and that the United States "would do whatever was necessary to prevent Iraq from losing the war with Iran".[64] President Reagan formalised this policy by issuing a National Security Decision Directive to this effect in June 1982.

    In 1982, Reagan removed Iraq from the list of countries "supporting terrorism" and sold weapons such as howitzers to Iraq via Jordan and Israel.[17] France sold Iraq millions of dollars worth of weapons, including Gazelle helicopters, Mirage F-1 fighters, and Exocet missiles. Both the United States and West Germany sold Iraq pesticides and poisons that would be used to create chemical[17] and other weapons, such as Roland missiles.

    At the same time, the Soviet Union, angered with Iran for purging and destroying the Tudeh Party (Iran's national communist party), sent large shipments of weapons to Iraq. The Iraqi Air Force was rearmed with Soviet and French fighter jets and helicopters. Iraq also bought weapons such as AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades from the Chinese. The depleted tank forces were replenished with Soviet tanks, and the Iraqis were rearmed in the face of renewed Iranian attacks. Iran was portrayed as the aggressor, and would seen as such until the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War, when Iraq would be condemned.

    Iran was unable to get very many new weapons, though they did gain some from China, North Korea, and Libya. There were also clandestine purchases from certain elements within Israel and the United States, who also bought small arms from China, via North Korea."







    An estimated 95,000 Iranian child soldiers were made casualties during the Iran–Iraq War.[65]
    [edit] Ceasefire proposal

    The us used diplomacy at the un in order to pressure a cease fire.
    Last edited by LiberalAvenger; 03-27-13 at 02:34 PM.

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