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    Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    With the situation in Iraq unfolding do you believe that the Iraq War was worth it?


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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    NO, another example of why the U.S. shouldn't be in the business of nation building.

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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?
    On behalf of those of us that have served in that conflict, I prefer it not be stated in such terms that might be construed as lessening the lives lost and blood spilled.

    I understand what you're getting at though, and I feel that it's a valid question to ask. I just would have phrased it differently though.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    On behalf of those of us that have served in that conflict, I prefer it not be stated in such terms that might be construed as lessening the lives lost and blood spilled.

    I understand what you're getting at though, and I feel that it's a valid question to ask. I just would have phrased it differently though.
    My respects to the fallen. Meaning do you think it was worth the cause.


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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.
    There's nothing wrong with nation building, as long as it's done by USAID or other such agencies. The US military is trained to kill people and blow stuff up. They were never meant to be school teachers for other countries leaders, community organizers, or diplomats. Once we started trying to both, with the military, it was obvious that one of the two missions would suffer; either the winning of wars, or the building of nations.

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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?
    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.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    It wasn't worth it, then it might have been worth it, then not worth it again, then probably worth it, then we left, now it's not worth it again.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    My respects to the fallen. Meaning do you think it was worth the cause.
    As I hope you could tell by my post, I didn't feel you meant it that way.

    See my post 5 for my feelings about the issue.

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    Re: Was the Iraq War "Worth it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It wasn't worth it, then it might have been worth it, then not worth it again, then probably worth it, then we left, now it's not worth it again.
    That may be the best way to describe it. There's no one singular answer, and it depends on the date the question is asked.

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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.
    I agree with Beaudreaux. I know what you mean, but I think there's a different way to say it. Better might be, "Do you think our strategy in Iraq ended in a cluster****?" Yeah, I like that.

    In Obama's hurry to close it down, he left this country in a mess. We have troops stationed all over the damned world on a permanent basis. Why not here? This country's stability is most certainly of great importance to the United States.

    Obama was dead wrong.

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