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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    It was a good plan. Attack a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11, completely dismantle the existing regime/military, stir up a centuries old religious conflict and gift-wrap the region to Iran.

    It had to be done.

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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?
    Two people said yes! Lol.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    It was a good plan. Attack a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11, completely dismantle the existing regime/military, stir up a centuries old religious conflict and gift-wrap the region to Iran.

    It had to be done.
    That wasn't the question was it? The question was: is the region better off?

    Tell me. Do you think Sadam was safe person to have in power there? Historically speaking how many times did he engage in open warfare with surrounding nations? He could impact 14% of the oil supply to Europe. Potentially more when he was in power then.

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    He had chemical weapons and he used it on the Kurds too. That is a fact.

    Isis is bad. But Isis doesn't have the 3rd largest military with chances to impact the global economy. Not like SH. And depending on how it plays out and who decides to eliminate isis, which is inevitable, the Mid East and the world will be better off.

    I also didn't think about something in a previous statement. Israel. Hussein had attacked Israel. He was no friend to them. He couldn't be trusted and anyone who openly attacks Israel could also destabilize the region.

    Isis has been losing ground since January. They are pissing off Arabs and losing popular support. So. Is the world better off? Give it 10 years. Odds are YES. Why? One less dictator with a pension for destabilizing the area. We can handle terrorists. We already killed al Qaeda off. It won't take much to assist in the demise of Isis.
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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Two people said yes! Lol.
    Who has/had more impact on a global scale? Isis or saddam?
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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Is it better off after the obama administration removed every soldier from the country? Even though the us has left brigades in every place we have ever been permanently. Germany, japan, korea, kosovo, kuwait. But not iraq. Gotta surrender there

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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Lol !

    Violence explodes after the Arab Spring ....

    Should be the Title of your chart

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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Is it better off after the obama administration removed every soldier from the country? Even though the us has left brigades in every place we have ever been permanently. Germany, japan, korea, kosovo, kuwait. But not iraq. Gotta surrender there
    Nope !

    Iraqis, even Women were allowed to vote in open elections with the fear of persecution when Bush left office.

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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Question is poorly worded.


    For example, Georgia is worse off since before Operation Iraqi Freedom.



    I think what you should have asked is, is the ME worse of fbecause of Iraqi Freedom.
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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Lol !

    Violence explodes after the Arab Spring ....

    Should be the Title of your chart
    You are missing a big part of the chart...
    Violence exploded in 2003, levled out but continued, and then exploded again.
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    Re: Is the Middle East better off since the day before Operation Iraqi Freedom began?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    In one word: No.
    Thanks, Obama.
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