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because saddam hussein controlled the population through fear, you divulge in sectarian violence, and he'd kill you and your immediate family, sorta discouraged that sort of thing.
now there is no rule of fear, and people are letting old prejudices get the better of them, sunni v shi'ite v kurd, it will take a while to get the country under control, that happens in wars.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
'Iraq' was never meant to be. A Britsh 'whim' state consisting of three disparate entities.
Our biggest mistake was not splitting into 3 states. For many reasons including our ally Turkey refused, and would have attacked new 'Kurdistan'.
JUST as Yugoslavia went to Hell after Tito/Their strongman... these peoples let it fly. Welcome to freedom.
Of course, we had to go There After the Fact. (!)
It could be argued, having US troops there actually lessened the inevitable death toll and shortened a civil war that could just be hitting Full stride now (and went on forever), were it NOT for our presence.
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I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi