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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    Cut to the chase, and call it what it is hegemony

    The initial invasion force defeated the Iraqi Armed Forces, so we were at some point in the campaign at war with Iraq. We have subsequently moved onto a different enemy-made up of all manner of radical groups.



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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I called it what it was in my post so I don't need you to correct it for me. It was a gambit to give America an influential presence in a formerly closed off part of the world.
    So we were never at war with the Iraqi armed forces?

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    No, but the war profiteers have made billions and billions.

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    If there weren't billions of dollars to be earned you'd never see any industries helping out during wars. I must say, no industries are under as much scrutiny as those that serve defense in Iraq.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    So we were never at war with the Iraqi armed forces?

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    We were at war with Sadam's Republican Guard or whatever he called it. The Iraqi armed forces have been trained by and allied with us since their beginning following the fall of Sadam's regime.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Why Are We At War With Iraq,just to take over their land,just like the Brits,
    as we did,u guys are going down the same path,how many more are we going to take,i hope the lot.haha,y not, we are the best.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    B.S. None of that would have happened, and if so then let Israel sort it out. I mean, if all this is for them, will they reimburse us the trillions of dollars we spent? Iraq was/is a pointless war.
    Don't be silly. A wide M.E. war would not be in our interest. We prevented it for OUR interests.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I have no issues with us going to war with Saddam Hussein and his regime. I do not believe we should have went with occupation however. Simple removal and retract would have sufficed.
    In the vacuum of Saddam's removal Iran would have rushed in and taken over.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    In the vacuum of Saddam's removal Iran would have rushed in and taken over.
    Would have?
    I thought they already did?

    We overthrew the obstacle for Iran and put in its place Shia leaders


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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    One of the most harmful things we have done in re Iraq was giving billions of dollars to fund private military forces who will do what they please in the world.
    I agree. There are plenty of things that we can outsource effectively...but military power is simply not one of them.
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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    We are in Iraq because we are terrified of WMDs in the hands of religious fanatics who hate us. And 9/11 cost us a million jobs.

    It would have been very hard to invade Iraq if they had no oil or other means to get back on their feet. But that's about all that oil had to do with it.

    We have been there as invited peacekeepers since June 28, 2004.
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