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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not what I said. I said you didn't see that in Germany and Italy or Japan.
    Yes, you used that as some sort of reason. It wasn't a good reason either. You are all over the place trying to support YOUR war that you love so much.

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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 only because we "Cut and Run" before we finished the job.
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No only because we "Cut and Run" before we finished the job.
    Much like the USA did in Vietnam and Korea, cut the losses, run away before it worsens and we lose even more. Like gambling, except it's people's lives and money spent for stupidity. The USA needs to stop being the world's police force.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, you used that as some sort of reason. It wasn't a good reason either. You are all over the place trying to support YOUR war that you love so much.
    Show me where I support the "war I love" so much. Quote me. Just because I said it had to be done, don't mean I love it.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Simple, my family comes first and foremost. Period end of story.
    I understand that wars happen, but I think its time to let the chips fall where they may in that part of the world. We helped him. Bailed them out, defended them, trained them. Poured billions into their nation and infrastructure. What do we have to show for it?
    Nothing except for dead troops,lots of money wasted and the fact no one in any party is saying ".Saddam has WMDs we need to take care of him".
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No only because we "Cut and Run" before we finished the job.
    Obama could have invaded Maliki's government and resisted a troop withdraw, but that didn't seem viable at the time, I suspect.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    End game means you have a plan for the end. In WWII and WWI we had no idea if we were going to win. Hell we may not have won what we did in Iraq without the surge.
    You cant plan for the victory dance, before the game starts.
    But you can figure out what the victory dance is. Symantics aside, our quagmire has and has no end game and no plan which is why it's not comparable to WW II. It's silly to compare imperial occupation to officially declared war. Declared war has an end game known from the start.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Nothing except for dead troops,lots of money wasted and the fact no one in any party is saying ".Saddam has WMDs we need to take care of him".
    He may or may not have had WMDs in the normal sense, but he did kill thousands of people within his country.
    He did ignore around 20 UN resolutions.
    He did sent a hit out on Bush the senior.
    Many believe he gave aid to Al Queda.
    Those things by themselves were enough to do what we did, but should have only been enough to dethrone him and make sure his sons didn't take power. Period.
    Not stay a few more years and build a new government and nation.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    He may or may not have had WMDs in the normal sense, but he did kill thousands of people within his country.
    He did ignore around 20 UN resolutions.
    He did sent a hit out on Bush the senior.
    Many believe he gave aid to Al Queda.
    Those things by themselves were enough to do what we did, but should have only been enough to dethrone him and make sure his sons didn't take power. Period.
    Not stay a few more years and build a new government and nation.
    if the problem was saddam and his sons, why did we also dismantle the entire baath party and republican guard?
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But you can figure out what the victory dance is. Symantics aside, our quagmire has and has no end game and no plan which is why it's not comparable to WW II. It's silly to compare imperial occupation to officially declared war. Declared war has an end game known from the start.
    You are all over the place here. We didn't have to go to Iraq any more than we had to go to Europe. Neither were a immanent threat to mainland US.
    That said, both dictators had to be stopped. We have put ourselves out there as the worlds police. Once you decide to be the bad boy on the block, you cant back down.

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