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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    We neutered Iran's sworn enemy and opened the door for Iranian hegemony in the region.

    It was the right thing to do if doing the right thing means to aid the Iranian Mullahs.
    If we had not invaded, and Saddam came clean about the non-existence of his WMDs and programs, Iran would have invaded and annexed Iraq. As you might notice, Iran is no longer in such a position. In fact, Iraq will serve as a nice platform to deal with them next.

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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    We know now that everything the Bush Administration said about Iraq's WMD and ties to al-Qaida turned out to be untrue.


    Do you believe that if all the key judgements in the NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) were 100% true, it would have been reason enough to invade Iraq?


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    Here is a link to the October 2002 Key Judgements:


    https://www.fas.org/irp/cia/product/iraq-wmd.html
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Not just no but Hell No!

    The link to al-Qaida was a complete fabrication as anyone familiar with Saddam's attitudes should have known. Saddam would never allow someone else in his country that stood even a third (let alone half) of a chance of having some kind of power there.


    Afghanistan was an imperative, both politically/nationally and on the world stage, but Iraq was pure BS. Taking out Baghdad was just as bad a decision in 2003 as it was in 1991. Bush knew better, it's too bad Jr didn't listen. And I thought it was just teenagers who were hopelessly rebellious toward their parents ... oh, wait!
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I agree with you, however there were several "bipartisan" and according to another DP poster very credible investigations that exonerates the Bush Administration and lays all the blame on the intelligence committee.
    Didn't they blame Ollie, too?
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    There's a very simple explanation, which has been public knowledge for years: Saddam faked having WMDs and a development program in order to stave off the Iranian regime. He thought that without such suspicions, he would be invaded.

    What I find incredible are partisan conspiracy theories. What's next, Obama was born in Kenya and is Muslim... How can we not see it?!

    Note: No one used 9/11 as an excuse. It was never a factor in the decision to invade.
    No, but they used the "al-Qaida Connection" as an excuse once the WMD excuse ran out. :-/
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    We were probably wrong to invade if WMD was what justified it. But, the world is a little nicer place without Sadam Hussein.
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    No, but they used the "al-Qaida Connection" as an excuse once the WMD excuse ran out. :-/
    That doesn't make sense. By the time the WMD "excuse ran out", the country was already fully invaded.

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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    We were probably wrong to invade if WMD was what justified it.
    What about the fact that Saddam intentionally dodged and frustrated inspectors so as to keep the possibility viable? He was TRYING to make it seem such. He succeeded. How is that US fault?

    If someone pretends to have a gun under their shirt and claims that they're gonna shoot a cop, and the cop shoots them... cop's bad?
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That doesn't make sense. By the time the WMD "excuse ran out", the country was already fully invaded.
    I just noted that they did use 9/11, or at least the fear of al-Qaida, later in the war. I didn't mean to imply they used it as an excuse to invade.
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What about the fact that Saddam intentionally dodged and frustrated inspectors so as to keep the possibility viable? He was TRYING to make it seem such. He succeeded. How is that US fault?

    If someone claims to have a gun under their shirt and that they're gonna shoot a cop, and the cop shoots them... cop's bad?
    I can't blame him for not trusting us, either. If he had told us we wouldn't have been able to keep our big mouths shut and Iran would have benefited.
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