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View Poll Results: Should we have invaded Iraq on 3/19/03?
Yes 16 15.53%
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:56 AM   Topic Starter
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Invasion of Iraq 10 years later: Good move or mistake

10 years ago today the US invaded Iraq to overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein. The after-effects of that decision are still being felt to this day, and obviously will continue to play out in the years and decades to come. At this milestone, however, knowing everything that you know now, should we have gone in, or not?

Regrets and hypotheticals aren't really the goal here. We could go on and on (and have, many times) about how the post-invasion situation was handled, etc. ad infinitum. You should vote simply on the facts as they have actually occurred over the last 10 years.

Poll forthcoming. Note that it will be a public poll.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:25 AM   #2
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No. One of the few who called it at the time as well.

Gained nothing except to make Iraq a vassel state for Iran.

Brilliant, I tell ya.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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No. One of the few who called it at the time as well.

Gained nothing except to make Iraq a vassel state for Iran.

Brilliant, I tell ya.
I'm with you, what exactly did our billions of dollars and lost/maimed men and women get us, other than a country that now cozies up to iran?

It was a black hole of lives and money.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #4
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I'm with you, what exactly did our billions of dollars and lost/maimed men and women get us, other than a country that now cozies up to iran?

It was a black hole of lives and money.
All of this...plus it was based on a lie. Not just a little, run-of-the-mill Washington lie. No, an all-timer.

I can find some good from the action, but it is buried in so much bad.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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All of this...plus it was based on a lie. Not just a little, run-of-the-mill Washington lie. No, an all-timer.

I can find some good from the action, but it is buried in so much bad.
It would be like finding a Pearl in sewage tank
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:50 AM   #6
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #7
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:23 AM   #8
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No way to justify that war and I highly doubt history will be kind on it as time goes on.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:38 AM   #9
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You really can't be talking about Democrats here, who largely opposed that war, right?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #12
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #13
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Like nearly everything the government tries to do, the biggest failure was the execution, not the idea.
The premise far invading Iraq was built on an outright fabrication. So yeah, the idea was a bad one, too.
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The premise far invading Iraq was built on an outright fabrication. So yeah, the idea was a bad one, too.
A Saddam fabrication, perhaps.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #15
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I was originally supportive of it but, we won’t know for sure for a while. As of now, it appears like we will ended up with little if anything gained for much loss of life and considerable expense. If Iraq turns into a more democratic, friendlier country we may need to reassess but, right now it doesn’t look good. With the benefit of hindsight arguments can be made that Korea wasn’t worth it and Vietnam would be a very tough sell. I think we would be far better served with much less meddling in the affairs of other countries for not only what we deem our own self interest but in what we believe to be those with altruistic motives as well.
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