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Thread: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    We are at war with anybody who gets in the way of our agenda, and Iraq was at the time.
    Hey Bod,,,you must be Islamic. Or a great "Candidate" to be one.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Iran and Iraq have had quite a rocky history. It's one of the reasons we supported and helped the Ba'athists take control of Iraq. Kuwait side drilled into Iraq to steal their oil. Invasion is well over reaction, but had proper diplomacy been in place we could have stopped them. Kurds are probably the only legitimate thing up there, but we don't really go against any other country which horribly abuses its people; so we can't really use that as an excuse..


    None of this changes Sadamm's imperialist tendencies. There was no legitimate reason to invade Kuwait or Iran.

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    The reason Saddam is dead is because we went in to Iraq, overthrew the government, destabilized the area, and allowed the people to off him.
    Ending the chance for him to grab Middle East dominance

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    None of this changes Sadamm's imperialist tendencies. There was no legitimate reason to invade Kuwait or Iran.
    Nope, but Iraq wasn't the initial aggressor in the Kuwait thing. And that Iran/Iraq thing had been going on for some time, in which we backed Iraq.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Ending the chance for him to grab Middle East dominance
    He never would have gotten it, even if he tried. It's a foolish reason to excuse forever war.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Israel feared WMD's and would have attacked Iraq in self defense, starting a massive M.E. eruption, if we had not preempted their attack.
    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.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We've never invaded a country that didn't have large agricultural areas, either. Did we just do it for the 'taters?

    Now, I will admit that the fact that the ME has the lion's share of the world's oil reserves, that oil was a factor. It's a factor in the sense that we can't allow most of the world's oil fall into the hands of a bunch of crazies. Without oil, food doesn't get grown, nor does it make it from the field to the kitchen table. In this day and age oil and food are both equative in importance to the stability of the globe.
    I agree, that's what I mean. I don't believe that we invade Iraq BECAUSE of oil, in the sense that someone in the State Department concluded that war = cheaper oil. But it was definitely caused by oil in a more indirect sense, like the one you describe here.
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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Hey Bod,,,you must be Islamic. Or a great "Candidate" to be one.
    Your baleful comments are hardly masked by your insecure laughter and insincere smile. You fail at both humor and objectivity.

    Do you have anything that might resemble insight regarding this topic or are you simply out to engage in pathetic smack?
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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Do you libs all wear pink panties?

    We have to drop bombs every so often to get respect from the other nations on this planet.

    War is good for our economy, it helps the defense companies and all their employees.

    In previous wars we've won land, or at the very least gained access to valuable natural resources.

    We should use our military more often, not less.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    War is good for our economy, it helps the defense companies and all their employees.
    Case in point-- 2 wars and its booming like a mofo now
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    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.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    We are not at war with Iraq.
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