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Thread: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I did an answered.
    Yes, I see that. And I also replied to your post.

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How does it help Iran?
    It helps the economically and with their agenda. They are not tied up with a neighbor so close attacking them. They are building support in the area. All we can do is hope they take it too far.

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It helps the economically and with their agenda. They are not tied up with a neighbor so close attacking them. They are building support in the area. All we can do is hope they take it too far.
    Sorry, but I don't really believe they are going to get anything that amounts to much from Iraq. I think there are other neighbors that should be more worrisome than Iraq.

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not even a close comparison. Not only were we attacked, but Germany declared war on us first. The differences matter.
    So if we hadn't been attacked by Japan or if Germany hadn't declared war on us, we should have left both nations alone to continue their genocidal policies against the nations they conquered?
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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Sorry, but I don't really believe they are going to get anything that amounts to much from Iraq. I think there are other neighbors that should be more worrisome than Iraq.
    really, from one of the links I gave you:

    "These are the wonderful consequences of our intervention -- and the brilliance of it really is mindboggling," said Chas Freeman, a Middle East scholar and critic of the neoconservatives. "The extent to which Iraq has become an active collaborator with Iran ... is really very striking."

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    Rather than help the U.S. in these endeavors, however, Iraq is doing quite the opposite. Iraq has been critical of the U.S. sanctions against Iran, and some fear it will help its neighbor avoid the penalty's sting by ferrying goods across their shared border.

    Another top Obama administration goal in the Middle East is to push Bashar al-Assad's oppressive regime out of Syria. "For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside," President Barack Obama said last August.

    But again, Iraq is working at cross-purposes to the U.S., decrying efforts to oust Assad and letting Iran use its airspace to ship weapons to Assad's government.

    In fact, some Middle East scholars predict the rise of a Shiite Iran-Iraq-Syria axis, which could challenge Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Persian Gulf states for control of the region.

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So if we hadn't been attacked by Japan or if Germany hadn't declared war on us, we should have left both nations alone to continue their genocidal policies against the nations they conquered?
    Read the rest. Genocide was active in Germany (though we didn't use that as a reason in WWII), but not in Iraq. Again, the comparison is merely a poor, poor comparison.

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    really, from one of the links I gave you:

    "These are the wonderful consequences of our intervention -- and the brilliance of it really is mindboggling," said Chas Freeman, a Middle East scholar and critic of the neoconservatives. "The extent to which Iraq has become an active collaborator with Iran ... is really very striking."

    (snip)

    Rather than help the U.S. in these endeavors, however, Iraq is doing quite the opposite. Iraq has been critical of the U.S. sanctions against Iran, and some fear it will help its neighbor avoid the penalty's sting by ferrying goods across their shared border.

    Another top Obama administration goal in the Middle East is to push Bashar al-Assad's oppressive regime out of Syria. "For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside," President Barack Obama said last August.

    But again, Iraq is working at cross-purposes to the U.S., decrying efforts to oust Assad and letting Iran use its airspace to ship weapons to Assad's government.

    In fact, some Middle East scholars predict the rise of a Shiite Iran-Iraq-Syria axis, which could challenge Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Persian Gulf states for control of the region.
    And again, I don't think Iraq is in any position to be any kind of a threat or a help to any other nation.

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Read the rest. Genocide was active in Germany (though we didn't use that as a reason in WWII), but not in Iraq. Again, the comparison is merely a poor, poor comparison.
    What about the Kurds?

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What about the Kurds?
    He means currently in progress. While the genocide of the Kurds was ~1989 and the Marsh Arabs ~91, the starving of children by selling food was just prior to the invasion. But there's really no point to some arguments. People can be entirely convinced that there is no good to do in this world.

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    re: How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?[W:496]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    And again, I don't think Iraq is in any position to be any kind of a threat or a help to any other nation.
    How big doesn't matter. The point is we changed the dynamics in Iran's favor. It was important to Iran for them to help us go in.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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