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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    When you stay to fix the Iraqi stock market that is running on dry erase boards and nation build with slides no ne can understand (see No They Can't) by John stossel. That's where we messed up

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    No it was not, we were lied too about WMD's, simply shocking that the government would do that.
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    Our Nation has always profitted handsomely on war. Well, more specifically, some already wealthy defense contractors that have profitted handsomely on Korea, Vietnam, Granada, Iraq, drugs, terrorism and a plethora of monopolistic infrastructural cash outlays. Now, Wars run on energy, so our very large and monopolistic Energy Corporations always make the first profits. Then, of course, if your war brings new resources into the Big Energy distribution network, then profit is assured into the next generation. You would think the wars are about business. Would all this coincidence fund a large number of K Street lobbyists? Keeerist, do you have to be slapped up side the noggin to recognize reality. Hell yes, if you're reading USA media. In 1977 the Church Committee found 400 CIA and Intelligence employees on Media payrolls adjusting our NEWS, I'm sorry, I mean fiction. Then the Church Committee was squelched. Do you think those 400 were laid off, fired or promoted. My guess is that there are thousands now. Just my guess. These people from the group that named a building after Bush 1. No, it's just unthinkable that these agents/assetts would be Bush 2 apologists/loyalists, because if they were they might write NEWS that was adjusted for a defined agenda like WMDs, Nukes, Niger, Yellowcake, and brainwashing people to spout nonsense or superstition like you see on these boards. Was it worth it. Hey, we got the OIL. Lots of no-bid contracts have generated great retirement packages and terrific stockholder returns, if you bet on war, because you know it is very profitable, the economy was very good for business, and a disaster for taxpayers. There is no such thing as a good war, but Iraq was a bad WAR, morally, ethically, economically, personally, and ignoring that is ignorant. We haven't even discussed the dead, injured, displace, refugees, and birth defects being caused by DU, willy pete, mercury, etc.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    The info was cherrypicked to support the intended war. Dubious supporting info got through, good but contradictory info was screened out.

    " ...Fresh evidence is revealed today about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein's foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.

    Tony Blair told parliament before the war that intelligence showed Iraq's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programme was "active", "growing" and "up and running".

    A special BBC Panorama programme tonight will reveal how British and US intelligence agencies were informed by top sources months before the invasion that Iraq had no active WMD programme, and that the information was not passed to subsequent inquiries... "

    MI6 and CIA heard Iraq had no active WMD capability ahead of invasion | World news | guardian.co.uk
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The info was cherrypicked to support the intended war. Dubious supporting info got through, good but contradictory info was screened out.

    " ...Fresh evidence is revealed today about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein's foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.

    Tony Blair told parliament before the war that intelligence showed Iraq's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programme was "active", "growing" and "up and running".

    A special BBC Panorama programme tonight will reveal how British and US intelligence agencies were informed by top sources months before the invasion that Iraq had no active WMD programme, and that the information was not passed to subsequent inquiries... "

    MI6 and CIA heard Iraq had no active WMD capability ahead of invasion | World news | guardian.co.uk
    Gee, who woulda' thunk it?

    "In 1977 the Church Committee found 400 CIA and Intelligence employees on Media payrolls adjusting our NEWS, I'm sorry, I mean fiction. Then the Church Committee was squelched. Do you think those 400 were laid off, fired or promoted. My guess is that there are thousands now. Just my guess. These people from the group that named a building after Bush 1. No, it's just unthinkable that these agents/assetts would be Bush 2 apologists/loyalists, because if they were they might write NEWS that was adjusted for a defined agenda like WMDs, Nukes, Niger, Yellowcake, and brainwashing people to spout nonsense or superstition like you see on these boards"

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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?
    No, I was against the war from the beginning. But that was not the case for the majority of Americans. Back in 2003 60% of Americans approved going to war with Iraq if the UN concurred vs 27% against and 53% approved of going to war even if the UN nixed the idea and those against jumped to 37%. So hindsight makes everyone's vision 20/20.

    Actually the war itself was fairly easy, 2 divisions defeated the entire of what was left of the Iraqi Army. But it is this nation building thing where Iraq got down right ugly. IMO with this nation building thing we became occupiers and forced our type of government upon the Iraqi people.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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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.

    I am not so sure the first war was actually justified, although I supported this one. Our Ambassador Glaspie who basically told Saddam the U.S. would take no action if he invaded Kuwait. Here is what she said, "We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.

    It also should be noted we were giving Iraq all sorts of intel and other covert assistance at the time. Basically Saddam was our man until he wasn't.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No it was not, we were lied too about WMD's, simply shocking that the government would do that.

    British Intelligence said he had WMD........Even the lefts biggest hero Clinton said we should take Saddam out..........I would list the things Obama has lied about but I don't have all night to do that.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I am not so sure the first war was actually justified, although I supported this one. Our Ambassador Glaspie who basically told Saddam the U.S. would take no action if he invaded Kuwait. Here is what she said, "We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.

    It also should be noted we were giving Iraq all sorts of intel and other covert assistance at the time. Basically Saddam was our man until he wasn't.
    Good evening, Pero.

    So was the Shah and others we have propped up for a while. Unfortunately Ms. Glaspie was made to look bad by saying what she did. It does make one wonder.....

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    [QUOTE=polgara;1061585317]Good evening, Pero.

    So was the Shah and others we have propped up for a while. Unfortunately Ms. Glaspie was made to look bad by saying what she did. It does make one wonder what is actually going on today.....

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