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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It was in Libya, it was in Syria with the red line even though thank god we didn't get involved in that **** hole. Perhaps not before 2000 though... you may have a point there.
    I forget, what was the beef with Ghaddafi again?
    Pick your dictator if you want an ally in the region. Drop any ideas of promoting democracy- there'll be exactly one election and you'll have either another strongman dictator or an Islamist state..
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    there is always a possibility for that - the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics has a political component. Saying that a nation has the possibility to descend into chaos is like saying it is made up of people.
    Except that you know perfectly well that I mean the seeds were very fresh and the ground very fertile and well watered in the case of Iraq.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I believe hindsight serves little purpose, hence the "20/20" that goes along with it.

    If one is to fantasize, it was foolish to think these people from the dark ages would want to be part of any form of civilized modern society in the first place.
    Hindsight is amazing. If you take your mistakes as educational movements you may be less apt to make the same errors.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    NO, another example of why the U.S. shouldn't be in the business of nation building.
    It wasnt worth it before this new invasion.

    Thousands of lives lost and destroyed. Trillions of $$ wasted...for nothing.

    If anyone can tell me what we 'won' or achieved in Iraq, please let me know.
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    I have Marine friends & friends I grew up with that went over there and died, came home mangled or came home a completely different person mentally. And the people I know & love who got ****ed up is miniscule compared to the overall total of 4,400+ killed & 30,000+ wounded. The monetary cost is astronomical at $1,000,000,000,000+.

    There is no argument that can justify the U.S.'s involvement in Iraq given the sacrifices Americans made, military or not. It is ****ing outrageous to even try to pretend that there were valid reasons for our involvement.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Iraq war costs instead used to run hospitals

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    I think it was worth it but not out of any idiotic national interest sense (which is a completely bs line of thinking in my opinion anyways). I'd argue very few wars have actually ever directly benefited the average person of any country. They benefit the top 1% of a country, not you and I.


    In a raw, crude sense, it allowed the Iraqi people to decide, not have Saddam decide, who they want to really dominate their region. Now they can finally get on with ethnic cleansing and decide who's going to run that region, just like every single other country in the world, including us, has done.


    I say bless them and may the most accurate Kalashnikov users win. I have been absolutely loving the bloodshed so far on liveleak and youtube.
    Last edited by Ryan5; 06-19-14 at 04:30 AM.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I think it was worth it but not out of any idiotic national interest sense (which is a completely bs line of thinking in my opinion anyways). I'd argue very few wars have actually ever directly benefited the average person of any country. They benefit the top 1% of a country, not you and I.


    In a raw, crude sense, it allowed the Iraqi people to decide, not have Saddam decide, who they want to really dominate their region. Now they can finally get on with ethnic cleansing and decide who's going to run that region, just like every single other country in the world, including us, has done.


    I say bless them and may the most accurate Kalashnikov users win. I have been absolutely loving the bloodshed so far on liveleak and youtube.
    Who gives a **** and why did we have to pay in our lives and trillions of dollars? They could have done THAT on their own...and they are.
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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I believe hindsight serves little purpose, hence the "20/20" that goes along with it.

    If one is to fantasize, it was foolish to think these people from the dark ages would want to be part of any form of civilized modern society in the first place.
    That is incorrect. There is a difference between hindsight and assessment. Do you need an explaination of the two?


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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Who gives a **** and why did we have to pay in our lives and trillions of dollars? They could have done THAT on their own...and they are.
    Really... the victims of genocide, twice, and invading neighbors, twice, and institutionalized rape, mass killings and intentional starvation... Were to rise up and throw off their chains alone?

    Who told you that was possible? And I suppose North Koreans could do that too, if they were good people, right?

    Sure, people are oppressed because they're bad and not because they're helpless.
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