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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 jr602az View Post
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    Oil.
    We didn't do it without a little something to keep us happy and make it worth our while.


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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We're still there, because if had left a few years ago, the country would fall into chaos and we would have to go back and start all over again.
    never should have been there in the first place. never, ever. unfortunately, we will be paying for that mistake for a long time to come.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    never should have been there in the first place. never, ever. unfortunately, we will be paying for that mistake for a long time to come.
    However tru you might think that is, it doesnt negate what he said.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    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 may be wrong.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    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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    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.
    That is fantasy, rather then reality. Iraq was a war that had to do with Geopolitics and American energy interests not some sort of noble crusade.


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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    That is fantasy, rather then reality. Iraq was a war that had to do with Geopolitics and American energy interests not some sort of noble crusade.
    If you want to believe some sort of fantastic conspiracy theory go ahead. I believe what we were told and there hasn't been a shred of evidence of any sort of plan other than what we were told. We certainly haven't made any money out of the deal. Believe what you like.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Rudy Guiliani ( sp ) actually suggested during presidential debates that the reason we have to deal with iran is Oil.

    and this was the guy who was supposed to scream about terrorism.

    it was 2/3 oil and 1/3 deals for big contractors like blackwater.

    9/11 wasn't a cause for the war any more than erection is a cause for sex.

    we wanted the war so we bombed ourselves into it. people who died on 9/11 were the first 3,000 that the government sacrificed for money. the next couple thousand who died in iraq were the second round.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    We certainly haven't made any money out of the deal.
    No, but the war profiteers have made billions and billions.

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    Re: Why Are We At War With Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    We are not at war with Iraq. And you failed to provide, in your poll, a legitimate answer to the question you meant to ask, "Why are we at war in Iraq?"

    I would surmise that we probably made a strategic decision to gain a foothold in a part of the world, and all the resources and influence that come along with it, that had previously been out of our reach. Increasing our global presence and influence are good goals and a little more important than your grossly simplified choice of "For the oil".
    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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