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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Hindsight is valuable because it gives us a perspective to learn from our mistakes and, hopefully, not make the same mistakes in the future.

    Then again, the human species seems hell-bent on repeating history ad nauseam, so maybe we're screwed anyway.
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What if asked you to kill him all due to his suffering? Coin Toss?
    I'm ok with euthanasia.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    You seem to forget whom we brought to justice.
    You seem to forget the thousands of Americans dying in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the hundreds of thousands of Iraiq/Afghanistan civilians killed and the MILLIONS displaced.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Think of all the great things that could have been done with that trillion dollars, scientific research, infrastructure improvements, STEM education, medical research, a shuttle replacement that would be flying now, job training, tax cuts, more oil drilling in our own country, more research into alternative energy, etc, etc, etc.

    All that money poured down a rat hole and spent on weapons with defense contractors. A whole lot of good could have been made with that money, or better yet, we could have spent a tenth of it and still do all the great things listed above, and keep from spending the rest. How long does it take to replace all that dough?

    It all boils down to religion, centuries old feuds, none of our business. Hitchens said it: "Religion ruins everything"

    I bought all the spin about the war, and supported it, fool me once, shame on me, but if you want me to open my checkbook to go back? Well, no, stop wasting my money and the lives and bodies of our kids.
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Hindsight is amazing. If you take your mistakes as educational movements you may be less apt to make the same errors.
    Explain Progressivism. Haven't learned yet, have you?

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    That is incorrect. There is a difference between hindsight and assessment. Do you need an explaination of the two?
    Of course it's correct. Given that is the case, I'm not too interested in your explanation. Tip: I mentioned hindsight. You mentioned assessment. Did I mention assessment? Stay focused.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You seem to forget the thousands of Americans dying in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the hundreds of thousands of Iraiq/Afghanistan civilians killed and the MILLIONS displaced.
    Had to be done.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    With the situation in Iraq unfolding do you believe that the Iraq War was worth it?
    The aims of the war in Iraq can be stated in terms of the reasons given for military intervention in the congressional authorization for the use of force in Iraq:

    • Iraq's noncompliance with the conditions of the 1991 ceasefire agreement, including interference with U.N. weapons inspectors.
    • Iraq "continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability" and "actively seeking a nuclear weapons capability" posed a "threat to the national security of the United States and international peace and security in the Persian Gulf region."
    • Iraq's "brutal repression of its civilian population."
    • Iraq's "capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations and its own people".
    • Iraq's hostility towards the United States as demonstrated by the 1993 assassination attempt on former President George H. W. Bush and firing on coalition aircraft enforcing the no-fly zones following the 1991 Gulf War.
    • Members of al-Qaeda, an organization bearing responsibility for attacks on the United States, its citizens, and interests, including the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, are known to be in Iraq.
    • Iraq's "continu[ing] to aid and harbor other international terrorist organizations," including anti-United States terrorist organizations.
    • Iraq paid bounty to families of suicide bombers.
    • The efforts by the Congress and the President to fight terrorists, and those who aided or harbored them.
    • The authorization by the Constitution and the Congress for the President to fight anti-United States terrorism.
    • The governments in Turkey, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia feared Saddam and wanted him removed from power.
    • Citing the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, the resolution reiterated that it should be the policy of the United States to remove the Saddam Hussein regime and promote a democratic replacement.


    Of the above most were remedied and the situation was stable as of 2008. At that point it could be stated that increased stability was purchased pretty cheaply considering the cost in terms of men and materials in previous wars. At this time, however, it looks like most of those gains have been lost. This is entirely due to Pres. Obama's poor judgement.

    "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." --HL Mencken

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    nation building cannot succeed with those who are incapable of forming a nation.

    An inbred people following customs where men impregnate their brother's daughter do not orient themselves around ideology or nation. THey are oriented around blood ties. When people's allegance is to blood,it isn't to country.
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    With the situation in Iraq unfolding do you believe that the Iraq War was worth it?
    No, and this situation was complety foreseeable. ****ed up big on this one.
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