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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Interesting - the sheer number of people who said "no" to the poll indicates that it must include quite a few of the conservatives on this forum...yet so many of them are outraged that Obama isn't more eager to put more boots on the ground elsewhere.
    They would be outraged if he did too. They hate the president. There is nothing he can ever do to change that. He cannot ever win with these people. No sense in even trying. I think he should just tell these insignificant, whiny and remedial hater's to just to ****-off. That's what I tell them.
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Sure there was a difference, we had substantially more support in those wars than the Iraq war. Again, we didn't HAVE to do it. It was a choice. Can't escape that fact.
    Europe was a choice too.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Europe was a choice too.
    Yes World I and World war II were the same as the Iraq war

    Seriously you are out of your league here comparing those world wars to the Iraq War. Pathetic comparison.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes World I and World war II were the same as the Iraq war

    Seriously you are out of your league here comparing those world wars to the Iraq War. Pathetic comparison.
    Calling out of someones league is not a debate tactic unless you have just run out of information.
    We did NOT HAVE to enter either war in Europe, we chose to. Really we didn't have to wage war on Japan if you really want no war.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Calling out of someones league is not a debate tactic unless you have just run out of information.
    We did NOT HAVE to enter either war in Europe, we chose to. Really we didn't have to wage war on Japan if you really want no war.
    Yes because the inmportance of the world wars, was that of the IRaq war. Sorry your comments acting like all three are the same is ridiculous and deserve to be called out as such.

    When Japan attacked us a total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded.

    Please tell us how many Americans were attacked, injured, and killed with Iraq at the time of the no-fly zones. Again your comaprison is idiotic.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes because the inmportance of the world wars, was that of the IRaq war. Sorry your comments acting like all three are the same is ridiculous and deserve to be called out as such.

    When Japan attacked us a total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded.

    Please tell us how many Americans were attacked, injured, and killed with Iraq at the time of the no-fly zones. Again your comaprison is idiotic.
    How many Americans were killed by the Germans? Almost none.
    Hawaii was not a US state at the time either, so we could have just pulled up stakes and left. Or we could have just fought them only.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    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.
    I'm on the record on another forum, in 2003 before we invaded saying this is exactly what would happen in Iraq...and it did and it makes me sick. I take no pleasure in having been right.

    That someone with no geopolitical background could KNOW (and I did know...it was clear as a bell) and not one person properly advised the last administration? Or maybe they did but it just didnt fit their agenda.
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    No different then when we went to Europe, twice.
    Those were declared wars with a known end game. Quite different from our current form of undeclared imperial interventionism.
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You don't consider firing, as a government, on US planes that are enforcing a no-fly zone instituted by the UN (to prevent further genocide) to be an attack on the US?

    Are you claiming governments can attack our military and we will not consider it an attack on the US?




    You've never heard of priorities? Perhaps someone could explain how those work and why. You do realize that the US cannot do everything at the same time, right? And that failing to do everything at the same time is not an indication of hypocrisy, I hope.

    Regarding nK, it's not a good idea to invade a regime with nukes. Regarding Cuba, we did invade but JFK chickened out at the air support.



    Yeah, sure. The US is an evil monster that never really wants to do anything good. Great Satan.
    Let someone else fly planes over that airspace. Pull ours out and let the UN find a different solution before committing thousands and thousands of lives...for nothing.

    You gloss over the hypocrisy that we didnt fly any planes over Rwanda at all. Why was Iraq a priority? Rwanda came years earlier. NK....way earlier.

    You are just making excuses. No one even knows why we invaded Iraq except the last GWB and Cheney (basically). I have an idea but no proof.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Those were declared wars with a known end game. Quite different from our current form of undeclared imperial interventionism.
    "known endgame?" Really? We knew the outcome before we entered the wars? Hardly.

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