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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Not everyone. The UN never bought nor the UN inspector. And despite some heavy arm twisting and mild intimidation Dubya never convinced Canada there was any threat.
    bingo...plenty of the rank and file analysts didn't think he had WMDs, and neither did French intelligence (who probably had the most folks on the ground).

    the whole mess was one of history's greatest acts of confirmation bias.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Clinton a Neo Con???
    in terms of his foreign policy? yes.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Invading Iraq was NOT the right choice. The proper choice would have been a surgical strike (either via aviation or SOFOR) to kill Hussein himself and then let the nation crumble around itself.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    When someone kills 3,000 Americans you have to punish them.....


    Iraq didnt kill 3,000 Americans. Actually no country did. It was a small group called Al Qaeda did...


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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.

    1) Because they never existed. Propaganda at its finest.

    2) Nope...they will go back to killing each other.

    3) Again...they won't, but there sure are a lot of those terrorist insurgents there now that will.

    4) Nice thought, but we're still there. We never fully left that country. What we gave them was a country bombed back a few generations, plagued with insurgent terrorists, a horrible divide between the Sunni and Shia Muslims...We had no real plan after ousting Hussein and that has become very obvious.

    I think we all can agree that Hussein a horrible tyrant, but our presence there was a big mistake. It cost us American lives, and a lot of money. Sometimes we need to learn to stay out of the affairs of foreign nations. It isn't up to us to be the saviors of the world.

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    This war in Iraq was a mistake and should have never occurred.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Iraq didnt kill 3,000 Americans. Actually no country did. It was a small group called Al Qaeda did...
    True. However, there was a nation that supported Al Qaeda and knowingly allowed it to operate within its borders. Not Iraq but Afghanistan. That's why Afghanistan should have been Carpet-NUKED on September 12, 2001. The reason to assassinate Hussein had to do with his part in active plans to assassinate former POTUS George Bush (Sr).

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    True. However, there was a nation that supported Al Qaeda and knowingly allowed it to operate within its borders. Not Iraq but Afghanistan. That's why Afghanistan should have been Carpet-NUKED on September 12, 2001. The reason to assassinate Hussein had to do with his part in active plans to assassinate former POTUS George Bush (Sr).
    I agree that Islamic Afghanistan was providing protection to Al-Qaeda but i dont believe a nuclear bomb would be the answer. Afterall Al-Qaeda is a very small group. I beleive surgical strikes were the right thing to do but a full force invasion i disagree with.


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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?
    Right choice? Absolutely!!!

    Handled correctly? No way.

    Many of the problems we ran into in Iraq were of our own making because we didn't handle the post invasion correctly.

    Saddam was a evil bastard who in the past had used poison gas, first against Iran and later he wiped out one of his own villages with it, supported and tortured people, associated, supported and was friendly with socialist, raped and killed innocent victims, supported terrorism (PLO and possibly others), invaded his neighbor, etc. He even could of stopped the invasion before it began by simply allowing the UN inspectors unfettered access.

    Invading and taking him out was definitely the right choice, but we should of had a better plan of what to do afterwards.
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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I agree that Islamic Afghanistan was providing protection to Al-Qaeda but i dont believe a nuclear bomb would be the answer. Afterall Al-Qaeda is a very small group. I beleive surgical strikes were the right thing to do but a full force invasion i disagree with.
    also there's the question of "what do you nuke?" Afghanistan wasn't really a target rich environment at the time.

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    Re: Was Invading Iraq the Right Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I agree that Islamic Afghanistan was providing protection to Al-Qaeda but i dont believe a nuclear bomb would be the answer. Afterall Al-Qaeda is a very small group. I beleive surgical strikes were the right thing to do but a full force invasion i disagree with.
    I'm not talking one nuke. I'm talking Carpet-Nuking the ENTIRE COUNTRY. It wasn't worth losing a single soldier over that worthless piece of ground. Additionally it would take out both the Al Queda and Taliban personnel AND the poppy fields. Damn. Three birds with one stone.

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