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Should the US have attacked Iraq?

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  • +23 +57 -34 Pat Apr. 28, 2011
    "It was a tough but courageous decision to go into Iraq. The region is a mess and it sits on the majority of the world's oil surrounded by terrorists. Is there any doubt that eventually Saddam would find a way to get a nuclear weapon? Unlike North Korea that has been avoided. We now need to help them transition to self government. Sometimes you have to take one step backwards before you can take two steps forward. I don't like the war but what was the option? Containment was a pipe dream as North Korea and Al Qaeda has shown."
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  • +14 +34 -20 bob Oct. 11, 2011
    "the U.S. has never backed down from a fight. most dont beleive this but it is true that it is impossible to acheive world peace without violence. there is always going to be violence. even debates arguments and competitions are all forms of opposition."
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  • +10 +32 -22 matthew kratzke Nov. 16, 2011
    "i think we need the war to keep peace throughout the US the people over seas are very couerageous they risk there lives day and night to keep our peace.
    i am13 and i have always wanted to be in the war eer since my uncle went for 4 years that is my opinion"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Nico Apr. 26, 2012
      "Kid, go for it. If that's what you want to do, God bless you and your uncle. He's a hero to us all. Thank you for reminding us that at the end of the day, everyone can do what they can to keep the peace."
    • -1 +4 -5 Hunter Workman Jan. 10, 2012
      "You're 13, so there's really no point in me saying this, but here goes: This is a prime example of what war does, especially American ones. You're 13-years-old, and your only ambition is to be in something where you will kill be, and take the chance of being killed yourself. There's something serious wrong with this country if we can brainwash children into disregarding the brevity of life and labeling it as "patriotism". This is more a point to anyone who happens to stumble across this: This is what happens when you try to justify a pointless war with propaganda and hatemongering. CHILDREN want to kill people. Am I the only one who sees that a a serious problem? Without even understand (or, as a result, UNDERSTANDING) why we're at war with someone, we can convince children to go along with this Red Scare-esque charade. Perhaps he should ask his uncle whether or not war is fun. I'm saying that from a place of deep respect for soldiers. My dad served in Afhanistan during Operation Desert Storm and again a few years ago, and he has certainly unglamorized not only the war in Afghanistan, but the military in general. This problem goes far beyond whether or not this war is right. It's about what we're doing to a battle-born society."
  • +10 +24 -14 Dustin Isaacs Oct. 28, 2011
    "I sort of stand in the middle on this as of late. I am totally fine with the protection of freedom and helping Iraq establish a stable Goverment. However, I think mush more planning could have went into this. Just like Vietnam, this country is not behind the war. how can our men and women win without support? Instead of the constant rally's to bring them home, why not put that effort into finding ways to keep them safe or send them patriotic support. How did we win WWII? The country worked together instead of divided. We need to come together as a nation and stop being at each others throats."
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  • +10 +30 -20 Gregory Apr. 28, 2011
    "I believe that the U.S. had no choice but to go back into Iraq and remove Sadaam Hussien. Progress is being made... I believe that we are making progress and believe we need to give the new general a chance to succeed. It cannot be stay the course as it has been. Changes do need to be made to win this war and I think those changes are being made and progress is also being made. I just saw a CNN report about the anti-american war protest. However no mention was made of the Pro-US movement that went on at the same time. We as observers are not getting the whole story from either the press or the media the majority of the time...I also believe that a timetable should be set with the understanding that this is a war and the timetable needs to be flexible as many unexpected things happen during a war... The Iraqi's need to take over their own situation but they also have to be prepared to do that."
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  • +6 +19 -13 matthew kratzke Nov. 22, 2011
    "My uncle served for 4 years in the us army the first two years he was an infintray and support man the las two he was a mechanic ever since then i have alway been intrested in the army no matter what i will be involved in the army somehow i realize the risk and i am willing to lose my life for the freedom of my country those are mty thoughts"
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  • +5 +22 -17 Peter Jun. 29, 2011
    "I think this issue is rather complicated. I would ask the US Administration to focus the belief factor. In Islam there are groups that sanction terrorism. These groups can be considered deviant to other Muslims but many support them silently. Their only focus is to Islamise the world as taught and they will do anything to achieve as being a martyr is the ultimate. The rewards in heaven as taught cannot be compared to what is got here. As such the only way as I see it is education and the de-islamisation of this belief. It will be difficult as theya re being brainwashed as young as 3 years old. Until and unless you are able to snip at will children as young as 7 or 8..walking into your lobby willing to blow you up."
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    • +2 +3 -1 Hunter Workman Jan. 10, 2012
      "And American society is any better? You speak of the brainwashing that they are exposed to as children, but ignore the very same thing happening in our everyday lives. To put every speculation to rest (and, indeed, there are many): Islam is NOT about "killing the infidels" or "destroying the Western world". Quite the contrary, in fact. The Qur'an speaks of absolute peace on several different occasions (more than the Bible does, in fact, but people like to ignore that). What most people refer to are the Islamic extremists, who are responsible for many terrorist actions against many countries. I mean, if we want to think bad of countries trying to impose their will on others, we should take a hard look at ourselves as a nation. We spend our whole lives being taught of "patriotism" and the goodness of Democracy against the evil world, that we start to actually believe that we're looking out for justice when we go to war. Come on. As the proverb goes (in a conveniently simple way): "Let he without sin cast the first stone." In America, it's more apropriately put: "Let he without sin cast the first stone. Now, everyone throw rocks at that kid. He's a sinner, I promise.""
  • +5 +24 -19 William Apr. 28, 2011
    "Does the news media have only short term memories? It's been 13 months since I have heard them mention that Saddam Hussein was offering 25,000 or 30,000 dollars to the suicide bombers who killed innocent Israeli civilians. Also, didn't Saddam hire people to kill his [George W. Bush] father? Last but not least: Saddam or his chief weapons inspector had given Saddam exaggerated figures to appear on target with construction."
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  • +5 +27 -22 Larry Apr. 28, 2011
    "We were right to eliminate a very terrible dictator in Iraq and destroy his regime. We were also right to do it without the UN as this body is so corrupt that it is incapable of following what is right. It either ignores what is wrong or takes so long to make decisions that they are meaningless or without consequence in effecting any kind of positive change. Look at Africa or the oil for food program. Either or both of these areas are enough to condemn the UN and it's procedures and actions. The UN needs to be overhauled and have big changes made if ever it is going to be effective as a world peace keeper."
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  • +3 +20 -17 Michelle Oct. 12, 2011
    "I think that there are many reasons for going to war.
    Weapons of mass destruction
    Support of Terrorists
    Murdering of people"
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  • +3 +25 -22 Bill Apr. 28, 2011
    "The Iraq War CANNOT be understood in isolation from other world and regional issues. If Afghanistan was the harbor and nursery of terrorism, the Arab countries are where it is conceived. Iraq is the ONLY country in the Arab world capable of becoming an economic powerhouse that could offer, for one thing, employment for the 40% of the region's population under 20 years of age. As for the absurd assertion that democracy cannot be exported and cannot flourish in a conquered country, how does one then explain Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines? If the US is only out to gain power and riches from its military efforts, how then do you explain the same list of countries above, plus all of western Europe?

    SOMETHING had to be done to change the environment in the Middle East. The US was the only actor on the world stage with the strength and will to do it. It has been changed!"
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  • +2 +6 -4 Jeff May. 7, 2013
    "Saddam Hussien was a Mad Man! Pure evil.. more than any serial killer, rapest or thief. How other nations can sit Idle when ANY dictator is this far out of control is beyond me. Look what happened when Adolf Hitler was left to do as he pleased. Saddam needed taken out based on this ALONE! Plus being a sponsor of terrorism just adds to this argument."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Jeff Kitchen Oct. 22, 2012
    "We ignored Hitler and look what happened there.. Now we had Saddam doing the same thing.. History is a good teacher.."
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  • +1 +4 -3 dashawn kimbler May. 15, 2013
    "Yes because they were cutting off our oil and was part of the war."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Dylan P Nov. 28, 2012
    "im pro bc Saddam Hussein was comiting genoisde and was thought to me making and storing WMD's or also known as (weapons of mass destruction)"
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  • +1 +6 -5 pro man ... Apr. 19, 2012
    "If the U.S. didn't stop the extreemists in Iraq the U.S. would be at the mersy of WMDs."
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  • +1 +6 -5 conner elies Apr. 17, 2012
    "yes because they should be helped from the terroist and we have sucseeded in killing binlarden"
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  • +1 +11 -10 Leon Burnes Jan. 20, 2012
    "We're out of the Middle East. So what? We'll be back over there. All it will take is one little bombing, and wa-la. We're at war. Again. We should NOT have left the Afghan battlezone. When we're back over there again, we need to wipe them of the face of the Earth. If you're worried about the civilians, evac them, move them somewhere else, then drop the nuke. Problem solved!"
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    • +1 +1 0 tyler Feb. 1, 2012
      "i know i've been commenting negatively on some pro comments. i am pro for the war in Iraq. But the ideas and things people have been saying aren't the way to solve the problem. Nuking the middle east would be unauthorized by the U.N. which would anger a lot of countries. And about evacuating the civilians, good luck finding out who the civilians most of the Taliban hide as civilians, attack, then go back into hiding as civilians again. I don't know what needs to be done to win when they are trying to make the war not worth it anymore, and i believe that point happened along time ago i think the initial war was justified but i also think we should have left sooner then we did."
  • 0 +6 -6 riley yaeger Apr. 13, 2012
    "YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they attacked us first!!!!!!"
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  • 0 +7 -7 Mike Fube Mar. 21, 2012
    "They treatened us"
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  • -2 +9 -11 Lucas Feb. 18, 2012
    "yes I'm pro because Iraq was building WMD's and America wasnt just gonna sit there and wait until Iraq finnaly worked up the nerve to launch one at us so we attacked first and neutralized the threat to are nations security."
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  • -5 +11 -16 Muahahah Man Dec. 21, 2011
    "Well, We were only defending ourselves from saddam. I am not dure of my opinion, my my main opinion has been more tipped in the PRO category."
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  • -8 +23 -31 surfusa Aug. 19, 2011
    "I think war is good..."
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    • +5 +5 0 Zapatoes Dec. 13, 2011
      "why dont you go out threre and see how it feels"
    • +3 +3 0 tyler Feb. 1, 2012
      "its good until you get your legs blown of from an I.E.D."

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  • +34 +65 -31 Ron Apr. 28, 2011
    "I am a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps (64-72) and a Vietnam Veteran (68-69). My attitude during my tour in Vietnam was much like the Marines serving today in Iraq, i.e. dedicated to God, Country, and the Marine Corps. The reality of it was that we were all scared...and doing all we could to stay alive while protecting each other from harm. Every step we took in the jungles of Vietnam was one step closer to death. My point is, as in Iraq, it is a kill or be killed mentality instilled in us thru our training. And, 'innocent' people will be killed. That is a matter of fact. I have no regrets or nightmares over my actions in Vietnam. It actually became a, after a while...after my first kill. This is the point that former Marine, Staff Sergeant Massey, is making in his book Kill Kill Kill, published in Paris, France. And, Massey is absolutely right. I totally support the immediate removal of all U.S. Troops out of Iraq. However, we still have a job to complete in Afghanistan, a job that should have and could have been finished by now had we not invaded Iraq to satisfy the ego's of Bush and Cheney."
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    • +4 +4 0 shanice Dec. 7, 2011
      "and ur right innocent people killed but i think some dont care about it but if they do then why r they still doing it"
    • +3 +5 -2 anonymous Sep. 9, 2011
      "Despite differing opinions or actual facts on this issue I just want to say thank you for serving our country, protecting our people at bay, and for flying our colors at home and abroad. I have a relative who is in the military reserves. Thank you again."
    • +1 +1 0 DOUG Mar. 28, 2013
    • 0 +1 -1 Pheonix Jan. 19, 2012
      "ur so right. me uncle was in the army and just got back. it was so much worse that everybody knew. its totally unnescessary and it is a big contributor to our country's debt too"
  • +23 +50 -27 Marquis Apr. 28, 2011
    "I am a soldier serving in the United States Army. I totally disagree with the war in Iraq. We have been there going on four years and have not showed any progress. What I hate is when the government goes to the media and paints this pretty picture like everything is so great over there. Ask someone who has been over there fighting what it's like and he would say it is pure hell. We are fighting a worthless fight.

    I speak for a lot of soldiers who have no say in the matter of pulling out of Iraq. I just want to know how many lives have to be taken before someone says enough is enough. So the four years of this madness is long enough. To tell you the truth I think Iraq was not the problem. I think it goes deeper than that. Maybe it's the oil. I don't know, but as a soldier who is fighting the war I would like to know what is the real reason that we are fighting."
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  • +4 +12 -8 Delaney Smith Apr. 10, 2012
    "My dad fought in this on-going war and he, unfortunately, lost his life defending our country. People say that Saddam Hussein was the cause of this war, and he was, but, guess what people. . . he is DEAD! We no longer have a need to be over in Iraq on that suicide mission. Take it from me, don't have your dad get killed for something there is not a need for. My dad was only in town for two of my birthdays, all the rest he was over seas or on a base training. Please. . . get our troupes out of that hell hole!"
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  • -1 +4 -5 Gavin Johnson Feb. 5, 2014
    "America has no need to fight another war and loose men and women and come home in a body bag with there children crying and getting takend away"
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  • -1 +10 -11 Liam Mar. 6, 2012
    "I strongly believe in America, and support our military. Despite this though, I do not believe we should have ever stepped foot in Iraq. America has to learn that we are no longer the police nation that we once were. If for example China invaded the US for the reason that they wanted a natural resource like coal, how would we react? It is easy to see why many of the Iraqi people were so determined to kill us."
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  • -1 +14 -15 Ron Dec. 29, 2011
    "Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 or terrorism. The invasion was not supported by the UN unlike the first gulf war which was supported by the UN. This war was nothing more than to increase the United states control over the middle east. Many war crimes were commited by both the US and Iraq against each other and themselves. It brought fear the the average citizen allowing the government more control over their lives (vote ron pual please!). Other peoples agendas are being forwarded at the expense of the US citizen's rights."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Melia B Feb. 25, 2014
    "no it was not necessary because it didnt change things, it was costly. and promoted more warfare"
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  • -2 +4 -6 tyler Jan. 23, 2013
    "The U.S. should of not attacked Iraq. Iraq did not do anything to us. Some people may think that they had something to do with 9/11 but they didn't."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Joseph Aug. 23, 2012
    "I'm against the war simply because we it is a war that we have no need to fight in. BRING OUR PEOPLE HOME"
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  • -2 +4 -6 Warren J. Monego Jun. 11, 2012
    "There has never been a "truthful" arguement made by any govenment official linking the country of Iraq of the 1990's and a danger to America's national security.
    Ergo, our government went to war, lied to her people to do so, wasted billions and murdered thousands needlessly on the world stage.
    Costing the American people an uncountable scarring to our reputation and public standing which will most likely take several generations to repair if at all.
    All because of the will of a few misguided public officals with far too much power such as Rumsfeld and Wolfawitz (sp) and others who were allowed by the American media, to allow the newcaster in this country to tell us lies in lockstep day after day after day. Until they convinced a nation to go to war. It reminds me of another nations newcasters reporting lies in lockstep in Europe back in the 1930's leading up to a fabricated war and by this time it should ALL Americans!!!
    And ALL Americans should be asking our government. How did this happen to us. How can we be assured that this will never, ever, happen again!
    Warren J. Monego"
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  • -2 +7 -9 73774 Apr. 3, 2012
    "i support the marines and every other service that has fought in iraq and i know that its safe to say we should have never attacked iraq we got into a sticky situtation and we made it worse and we made it evenworse not to long ago with the mass slaughter of several civilians also we know that the taliban said they WILL have theyre revenge. the taliban and this war is not one we are use to which is also a huge risk to our troops to be fighting and spilling blood for reasons unknown some went into iraq with torn hearts from 9 11 but in my eyes 9 11 was indeed staged but the loses and tradgedy was still very much real.. anyways iraq is just another vietnam and america is just trying to get as much resources as possible so that we can make money, and war is profitable bush knew this. i think bush made an illogical decision on the hastitiy of war with the taliban and that now that we have this major tension over seas and ghostly threats from the iraq mountains is not what our troops thought they were signing on for and they dont deserve to fight and die for that every soldier lost in iraq was and is a waste of an american life due to a money pinching president and his own advancements and agendas"
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  • -2 +6 -8 Ahmad Mar. 18, 2012
    "well, if the war on Iraq was to help its people and fight terrorism, then the situation right now should have been better. There should've been a fully capable government that is run by Iraqi people leading the country to peace. I see none of this. all I see is more problems that already existed. The war is not won"
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  • -2 +7 -9 graham Mar. 8, 2012
    "people died"
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  • -3 +7 -10 Matthew34 Feb. 14, 2012
    "Look what the war has brought us to. No GOOD!!!!!! I mean seriuosly the war has no benifit. This whole war is just a big mistake. All the soldiers that have died and that are currently over there. Thet sure are brave. Obama says he's gonna bring them back this summer. you can say that again."
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  • -4 +10 -14 shanice williams Dec. 7, 2011
    "it was all saddam hussein fault that this all started but the war shouldve had stop because they already cought him so why others ex: children and inncents should suffer when they dont want war just the same as us"
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  • -6 +14 -20 Zapatos Nov. 29, 2011
    "I really think the war on terror is a bunch of nonsence. It's a poor excuse for us to use up all our bullets. Do you know how much money it takes to make a full clip? 9/11 Building 7 the truth is, Iraq didn't pull it. Theres a bunch of other cover ups. Bushed pulled 9/11
    I know many are too proud to accept that our government is not as great as you think it is. That they did something like that. and they just tell false propaganda that they want you to believe. Bin Laden was a CIA tactician, we also funded his purpose of Al'Queda. Do research before you point fingers at people. like how Bush tried to blame the muslim religion.
    Don't think Suddam & Osama's their leader. They PRAY for piece, but all this drama intrigues them. I'm sure i'll get a bunch of thumbs downs, but it's fine. all I can do is fight my point and Attempt to convince you."
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  • -7 +16 -23 Ben Oct. 25, 2011
    "I don't think the US should of attacked Iraq out of pure revenge of 9/11. That & our US Navy SEALs/CIA got that information wrong about weapons of mass desctruction, sure we got Saddam Hussein but we lost millions to get him. But all in all we shouldn't have and still fight Iraq."
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    • -1 0 -1 David Dec. 13, 2011
      "And whats even better we were bombing Iraq 7 years prior. One time we take a hit its international war which started for WMD to placing democracy. And the best part 9/11 was just a fast one pulled by our own government to enter the war. QUITE WORLD POLICING AMERICA. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THE TOP DOG"
  • -7 +29 -36 Robert Apr. 28, 2011
    "The war on Iraq was based on lies. UN inspection teams, one of which was headed by Scott Ritter,had determined that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction...The offensive carried out by an insufficient number of troops, who were sent into battle with inadequate supplies, e.g., body armor and poorly armored personnel carriers. (recall Rumsfeld's 'You fight with what you have!'), the execrable treatment of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, the useless sacrifice of US troops whose deaths now number close to 4,000, not to mention the killing of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, show that the Bush Administration has been operating on the basis of and promoting a venomous mythology...

    The civil war now being waged in Iraq can only be solved by the Iraqis themselves. Though we were instrumental in creating this 'failed state,' US presence only fosters its continuation. President Bush and Vice-President Cheney should be impeached for their heartless, conscienceless, heinous behavior and lies that have lead to so much suffering and death."
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  • -8 +8 -16 David Dec. 13, 2011
    "I fear for you and the rest of the U.S. military. The idea of joining was moral yet ignorant as a world of propaganda and "terrorists" it is easy to fall upon a patriotic American ego. You boys have gotten your selves in life threatening events from the greed and personal decisions of deep backhand deals and entrepreneuring opportunities. I don't think anyone can fathom the degree that our government lies to us. Although, its coming. People are waking up. But it is going to take all American people to take down this beast which is spitting propaganda. 9/11 was an inside job. And anyone who likes to argue that hasn't done their homework.
    - Leaders Of The Free World"
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  • -8 +29 -37 Abraham Apr. 28, 2011
    "I do not think the US should have attacked Iraq. It was illegal to do so. The Bush administration ignored advice from numerous world leaders not to invade and to give the UN more time to explore options for compliance with resolutions. The ignorance of the Bush administration about the Middle East and the mentality of the people was obvious from the start. I believe it was the desire of George W. Bush to get Iraq's oil and he asked his staff to find an excuse to invade. Iraq was never a "real" threat to the US and there was no justifiable reason except what was contrived as WMD's. The decision to invade has cost thousands of lives and George W. Bush should be held accountable. It is a war he cannot win and his refusal to admit his failure and mistakes will cost many more lives before it is ended."
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  • -9 +24 -33 Sheri Apr. 28, 2011
    "I believe the decision to invade Iraq was predetermined long before 9/11. It's clear to me the war was a foregone conclusion before Bush stole the election. I believe Bush and his cabinet members lied repeatedly to the American people, and opposing or moderate voices were ignored or silenced. They were able to do this by controlling a large part of the media. They also shamelessly exploited 9/11 for their own agendas. They made Americans believe Saddam Hussein and the Iraqis were responsible for the attacks and that more were coming. Anyone who disagreed was branded a traitor, or possible terrorist themselves. This allowed them to strip us of many of our basic civil liberties in the guise of the so-called Patriot Act. I say if we have become a government controlled society without our civil liberties and the basic protections of a Democracy, then, hey, the terrorists that 'envy our way of life and want to destroy it' have already won, haven't they?"
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    • 0 0 0 WeSaluteYou Jun. 18, 2013
      ""They (Bush and Co.)made Americans believe Saddam were responsible for the 9/11 attacks"
      Really? If this so happened then supply a link Skippy. I have never found or heard any such statement from Bush or anyone else under him saying anything remotely close to this.
      I'm waiting..tap..tap...tap..."
  • -12 +15 -27 Mac Sep. 29, 2011
    "My personal opinion is that Iraq should be left to be whatever and however it wants to be without U.S. interference or interference of any kind."
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  • -13 +16 -29 Carlo Apr. 28, 2011
    "Iraq under Saddam was a moderate and pro-western country with freedom of religion and very safe day and night for the citizens and the foreign workers. Now it is the center of religious fighting. Extremist religious groups have taken the power, Christians are under permanent danger, women are forced to cover themselves, education has been destroyed, security doesn't exist, and the country has been invaded by foreign forces who have been killing and are killing thousands of Iraqi citizens. All the country infrastructures have been destroyed. And all this happened on the basis of Bush and Blair lies on the motives of the war. The international community should go after those two crooks and put them to trial for crimes against humanity."
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  • -14 +15 -29 Gavin Ellis May. 18, 2011
    "I think that that we shouldn't attacked Iraq because instead of going for the guy who blew up the twin towers, we went to a guy who we thought had weapons of mass destruction but he didn't have them which was a bad choice by George W. Bush to choose to go after Saddam Huessein instead of Osama Bin Laden."
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  • -15 +11 -26 Dana Atesalp Jun. 30, 2011
    "No! We had the war technology to prevent the blowing up of the twin toweres. But, many believe the oil men are in control of this country. The reason that we are still in Iraq is because it was the oil men, who put Bush into office and they probably put Obama in office, also knowing that the public would vote in favor of Democrats after being soured on Republicans because of Bush."
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    • 0 0 0 Kev May. 10, 2012
      "how can another country put bush or obama into office? if you have to be an american citizen to vote, and it would have been expected for a democrat to go into office after a republican cause that as been a trend in U.S goverment for many years, and as far as the technology goes for preventing 9/11, no one thought that could happen, it was only the 2nd time in U.S history that we faced a direct attack(pearl harbor) so no one could have expected it none the less prevent it."
  • -16 +13 -29 Terri May. 9, 2011
    "The fact is that the Bush Administration provided falsified intel to Congress in order to get their approval to invade Iraq. He used the Weapon's of Mass Destruction. He, also, early in the planning stage of this invasion stated that Saddam had tried to kill his Dad. That has nothing to do with oil, and is soling a personal grievance. One that a Head of State should NOT be using.

    It was proven before we invaded Iraq, and verified after, that Iraq had not WMD's. The fact that the Bush Administration changed their supposed reason for invading Iraq after it was found that there were no WMD, only shows the length that the Administration was willing to go to to avoid admitting they were wrong."
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    • 0 +1 -1 anonymous Sep. 9, 2011
      "Even though Bush represented Americans as a president, I think it really wasn't his decision to go to war,even if he supported it. I think a lot of us forget the huge influence of Congress plays in U.S. politics. I reflect on Bush with mixed feelings."
  • -18 +14 -32 Keo Apr. 28, 2011
    "According to the Final Judgment at Nuremberg, a ruling that has provided all succeeding generations with the classic pronouncement on the illegality of aggressive war: 'War is essentially an evil thing. Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world. To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.'

    So those who are responsible for initiating the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq are guilty of the supreme international crime and must be arrested and tried for this crime."
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  • -21 +14 -35 spider pig Jun. 14, 2011
    "@*^% no! They could've used the money for much better things like schools or hospitals. Why waste money and kill people at the same time? I want my taxes to go to something better then the military just so they can kill Iraqies! Bush can #*$! himself."
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  • -25 +10 -35 dr.jimbob Jun. 16, 2011
    "@%& no!!taxes should go to better things then war!!and we are also losing the war to!!taxes should go to diffrent things then war!"
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    • +1 +2 -1 mac Sep. 29, 2011
      "you need to restate you reason why"
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