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  • No Explicit Congressional Authorization

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  • The U.S. wasn't attacked first

    15 31.91%
  • The Iraq War was Not Illegal

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    ok, so you opposed Iraq invading Kuwait... now we're getting somewhere.

    soooo.. what do you think should have happened to Iraq after their invaded Kuwait?

    ask them nicely to leave?... sanction them?.. or force them to leave with violence?
    okay but it ended years ago but 9/11 attacks were used to overthrow saddam

    we agree again ?
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    9/11 attacks were used to overthrow saddam
    Not at all.

    17 violated Chapter 7 UNSCR's
    Firing on the no-fly zone put in place to prevent further genocide
    Repeated invasions of neighbors
    A (fake) WMD program
    Institutionalized rape
    Repeated genocide
    Selling food for oil, starving 400k children

    And a host of other reasons were used to overthrow Saddam.

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, accomplishments include the demise of a tyrant and the existence of a functioning democracy...
    One tyrant out of the way leaves the door open for another in the Middle East. Iraq is still at war with an insurgency we stirred up. With us gone, they're free to continue their violence uninterrupted, which they are. Democracy doesn't work without the means to defend it. Iraq doesn't have those means now that we're gone.
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    okay but it ended years ago but 9/11 attacks were used to overthrow saddam

    we agree again ?
    I don't know what your answer is.. so i don't know if we agree or not..

    9/11 was the catalyst, sure... but anyone with a functioning brain knew Bush would try what was long standing US policy ( regime change in Iraq)

    I was opposed to Iraq invading Kuwait.. yes.. and I fully supported Iraq being forcibly removed from Kuwait... and I wholeheartedly support killing any and all tyrants

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Possibly true, but I have seen those aspersions being tossed around before. Never seen anybody come close to backing them up. But I am game, give me the facts and proof.
    The statements are facts. Nothing in that paragraph requires proof. It is a compilation of historical facts.

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The statements are facts. Nothing in that paragraph requires proof. It is a compilation of historical facts.
    Yeah yeah yeah, have heard that before. This is debate, prove your statements. You are a fellow conservative, I expect better.
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    I voted no, it was not illegal, but only because it had tacit congressional approval and could invoke UN resolution. I would have voted yes if there was an option for it being illegal because it got congressional approval due to misinformation and misleading.

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Those who believe it was so are more than welcome to opine.
    Really very simple: it wasn't illegal. A sovereign state has the right to use military force to defend its essential interests. And besides, Iraq was in violation of its cease-fire-agreement with the US after the 1990-91 war.
    Technically one might argue that this wasn't legally a war since there was no official declaration of war (unfortunately the tradition of actually declaring war died with World War II). But this doesn't make the use of military force illegal.

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    A dishonest question with dishonest choices.

    Illegal according to whose laws?
    You certainly can not only apply American laws. It involved two Nations. I would imagine that it was illegal based on Iraqi law.
    The UN was against our actions. But the UN does not create Laws.

    The poll author is looking for some type of vindication of our actions by narrowing the field.
    But, word games aside, there is no vindication.

    Our Congress was lied to.
    Our people kept their eyes, ears, and minds closed because we were afraid.
    We invaded a Nation without cause or reason.
    We lost thousands of American lives and tens of thousands of American lives ruined by injury.
    We directly killed no less than 130,000 Iraqi men, women, and children.
    We indirectly caused up to 1,000,000 Iraqi men, women, and children to die.
    We destroyed an infrastructure older than our own nation.
    And we are still responsible for the continued bloodshed.

    Our soldiers fought with honor and can only be viewed with honor, as they did what we asked them to do.
    But those responsible for the lies will one day answer to a higher power.
    And upon that day, it will be clear to them that they broke the laws of our God.

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    A dishonest question with dishonest choices.

    Illegal according to whose laws?
    You certainly can not only apply American laws. It involved two Nations. I would imagine that it was illegal based on Iraqi law.
    The UN was against our actions. But the UN does not create Laws.

    The poll author is looking for some type of vindication of our actions by narrowing the field.
    But, word games aside, there is no vindication.

    Our Congress was lied to.
    Our people kept their eyes, ears, and minds closed because we were afraid.
    We invaded a Nation without cause or reason.
    We lost thousands of American lives and tens of thousands of American lives ruined by injury.
    We directly killed no less than 130,000 Iraqi men, women, and children.
    We indirectly caused up to 1,000,000 Iraqi men, women, and children to die.
    We destroyed an infrastructure older than our own nation.
    And we are still responsible for the continued bloodshed.

    Our soldiers fought with honor and can only be viewed with honor, as they did what we asked them to do.
    But those responsible for the lies will one day answer to a higher power.
    And upon that day, it will be clear to them that they broke the laws of our God.
    You do know that most of what you wrote has no basis in fact, right?

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