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    Another Iraq War Poll

    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

    It was a very bad decision to split our focus and our forces. Beyond that, I think there are arguments both ways.

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    American Intelligence is the best in the world. There is no way in hell--across the board--they ****ed up that badly in regards to Iraq. NO WAY. From the beginning, it's obvious as day the intent was to invade, and 9/11 was the perfect excuse. It's incredible to me that some here still refuse to see it.
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    American Intelligence is the best in the world. There is no way in hell--across the board--they ****ed up that badly in regards to Iraq. NO WAY. From the beginning, it's obvious as day the intent was to invade, and 9/11 was the perfect excuse. It's incredible to me that some here still refuse to see it.
    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.

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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    As one of the "invaders", I will always believe, with absolute certainty, that it was the right thing to do.
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    Lord no. It was reckless, costly, and likely did as much harm as good, if not more harm.

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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?


    • Yes
    • No
    • I don't know



    Here is a link to the October 2002 Key Judgements:


    https://www.fas.org/irp/cia/product/iraq-wmd.html
    I'm an old fart and I know times have changed. But I was brought up that one does not attack another first. One only goes to war if attacked or an ally that we are responsible for. WWII, Pearl Harbor, no brainer. Korea, we and the UN were responsible for the South's security and safety. A preventive war sticks in my craw for some reason. It seems so un-American. I don't know if everything in the NIE was true if I would have gone to war. I just don't know.
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    As one of the "invaders", I will always believe, with absolute certainty, that it was the right thing to do.
    I understand where you are coming from. Vietnam was my war, I think the aftermath from April of 1975 to the end of 1978 proved we were right in going in. I think Thailand, Burma and Malaysia are free today because of it and didn't become dominoes so to speak. I was against the second Iraq war, but in a very passive sense in that I wished we hadn't gone in, but once in did all I could to support it.
    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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    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.
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    Re: Another Iraq War Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    American Intelligence is the best in the world. There is no way in hell--across the board--they ****ed up that badly in regards to Iraq. NO WAY. From the beginning, it's obvious as day the intent was to invade, and 9/11 was the perfect excuse. It's incredible to me that some here still refuse to see it.
    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.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 04-19-13 at 06:12 PM.

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