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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    This is not a yes or no answer......When we invaded Iraq everyone thought that had WMD and the Senate almost voted unanimously to approve the invasion that included a bunch of Liberals...Now people like you are playing Monday Morning QB criticizing the decision.

    There have been some good things that came out of the invasion:

    1. We don't have to ever worry about WMD

    2. Saddam won't be killing his own people anymore

    3. Saddam and his sons won't be raping and murdering teenage girls again.

    4. there is a Government although a shaky one........At least we gave them a chance...What they do is up to them now.

    I mourn the loss of every GI that was killed there.

    I could go on and on.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    The story was bought "tooth and nail" by those persons influenced by the USA Mass Media. Gee, probably just a coincidence. I wonder if NP has been keeping in touch with his Mass Media. Absolutely!

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Probably not in the end. I would have preferred we actually got an oil deal out of it. That being said, containment was not going to last as a viable policy for much longer. Not many people on any side were in favor of what it was doing or not doing.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Absolutely if you apply the same principles as were applied with Hitler and Germany

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    This is not a yes or no answer......When we invaded Iraq everyone thought that had WMD and the Senate almost voted unanimously to approve the invasion that included a bunch of Liberals...Now people like you are playing Monday Morning QB criticizing the decision.

    There have been some good things that came out of the invasion:

    1. We don't have to ever worry about WMD

    2. Saddam won't be killing his own people anymore

    3. Saddam and his sons won't be raping and murdering teenage girls again.

    4. there is a Government although a shaky one........At least we gave them a chance...What they do is up to them now.

    I mourn the loss of every GI that was killed there.

    I could go on and on.
    .... all very nice, but not at the price: over $2T.

    We are all trying to figure out how to cut hundreds of billions out of our deficit but we let $2T pass as an acceptable cost for getting rid of a two-bit dictator? I may cross reference those that voted "yes" this was worth it with those that feign outrage over today's debt and deficit. I think the two positions are almost irreconcilable.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    It depends on what you're referring to.

    Was it painful to the United States, having lost thousands upon thousands of brave soldiers? Was it premised on a falsehood? Did it hurt our economy, definitely leading up to the recession? Did civilians die? Did turmoil threaten the new Iraq? Yes. If we look at those things alone, then invading Iraq was the wrong choice.

    But if we look at the bigger picture, this may not be so. One of the most brutal despots in history was deposed and punished. Nobody should need to be told what kind of a person Saddam Hussein was. He gassed whole towns that were under his rule, leaving women and children dead in the empty streets, women and children that he had a duty to protect as their ruler, but instead cruelly murdered them to protect his own power. He would invade countries in order to avoid paying off his debt. He was a fascist under the banner of Baathism - Arab fascism. He had no issue violating international laws. He probably did not have WMDs, but he sure as hellfire wanted them, and would have no qualms about using them on a civilian population. Did he originally have support from the US? Yes, but that was under the notoriously unethical Reagan administration, which also funded fascists in Nicaragua.

    But now he's gone. There is one less dictatorship in the world, and one more democracy. The Kurds in Iraq no longer have to fear for their lives at the hands of their own government. Those American soldiers did not die in vain. We did not establish economic rule over oil in Iraq, which leads me to believe there could have been another issue at hand, but Bush could have discarded the idea in the middle of the invasion. Now a whole nation has been liberated and its people able to control their own destiny. Sacrifices had to be made, but the fruits of those sacrifices still have yet to be seen. Our duty now is to give the Iraqi people a fair chance at self-government, and watch to make sure Iran doesn't stick its hand and destroy everything that Americans fought for.
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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.
    We both know thats bull**** NP. If Obama was in office and we found out that he went to war on faulty presidents we both know you would be the first to speak out against it.


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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The story was bought "tooth and nail" by those persons influenced by the USA Mass Media. Gee, probably just a coincidence. I wonder if NP has been keeping in touch with his Mass Media. Absolutely!
    Lets just say I take the media with a grain of salt my left wing friend.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    We both know thats bull**** NP. If Obama was in office and we found out that he went to war on faulty presidents we both know you would be the first to speak out against it.
    Faulty presidents????
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    .... all very nice, but not at the price: over $2T.

    We are all trying to figure out how to cut hundreds of billions out of our deficit but we let $2T pass as an acceptable cost for getting rid of a two-bit dictator? I may cross reference those that voted "yes" this was worth it with those that feign outrage over today's debt and deficit. I think the two positions are almost irreconcilable.

    Wars cost money my left wing friend..........all Obama has to do is print more...........I got mine in gold and silver.......
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