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  • 10 years on, how's that Iraq war working out for you?

    Greeted as liberators?

    WMDs?

    Insurgency is in its last throes?

    The war will pay for itself?

    Saddam's ties to Al Qaeda?

    The war will last a few months?

    God, the Iraq war apologists are ****************ing stupid. They were stupid then and they're even worse now.


  • #2
    The WMDs will be found anytime now.

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  • #3
    How could you rant about Iraq war without mentioning the cost?

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    • #4
      Lerner: I'm reminded of the cost all too frequently.

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      • #5
        Jack: when do we invade?

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        • RogueGnome
          RogueGnome commented
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          March 19, 2013

          CHENEY MARKS TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF PRETENDING THERE WAS REASON TO INVADE IRAQ

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          HOUSTON (The Borowitz Report)


        • Jack Walker
          Jack Walker commented
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          mauser wrote:
          Jack: when do we invade?

          I think we should let Syria sort it out.


      • #6
        Why is the US still there?

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        • #7

          willhaven wrote:

          Greeted as liberators?

          WMDs?

          Insurgency is in its last throes?

          The war will pay for itself?

          Saddam's ties to Al Qaeda?

          The war will last a few months?

          God, the Iraq war apologists are ****************ing stupid. They were stupid then and they're even worse now.


           

           

           

           

          The press did the same thing. They should be hanged.

           

          http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/newswar/art/wmdp.jpg

           

           

           

           

           

           

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          • #8

            While the WMD issue is relevant, the direct and indirect effects of the invasion on Iraqis are often ignored here but have been massive. The destruction of infrastructure and the health care system, the trauma of losing family members and homes, the huge number of refugees and orphans created and the generalized trauma of ten years of occupation and war.

            This website has a lot of information about this:

            http://web.mit.edu/humancostiraq/

             

            The cost of the war has been estimated at $2 trillion. I've read that 18 Iraq veterans per day commit suicide and that the PTSD and mental health effects of having served in Iraq are severe.  The invasion of Iraq is immoral and destructive on a level that is hardly conceivable. And there isn't that much concern for those suffered the most. Way to go, America. 

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            • RogueGnome
              RogueGnome commented
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              Zig al-din wrote:

              While the WMD issue is relevant, the direct and indirect effects of the invasion on Iraqis are often ignored here but have been massive. The destruction of infrastructure and the health care system, the trauma of losing family members and homes, the huge number of refugees and orphans created and the generalized trauma of ten years of occupation and war.

              This website has a lot of information about this:

              http://web.mit.edu/humancostiraq/

               

              The cost of the war has been estimated at $2 trillion. I've read that 18 Iraq veterans per day commit suicide and that the PTSD and mental health effects of having served in Iraq are severe.  The invasion of Iraq is immoral and destructive on a level that is hardly conceivable. And there isn't that much concern for those suffered the most. Way to go, America. 


              You could add that

              ~100,000 Iraqis have been killed.

              2 million are refugees now in other countries

              2 million more are homeless in Iraq


          • #9

            When the Brits invaded Iraq in 1915 and finally captured Baghdad a couple years later, they denied that it was about oil and claimed they came as 'liberators'. lol

             

            More parallels:

            http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6337.htm

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            • savoldi
              savoldi commented
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              Starting a war is a lot easier than turning it off. Why this lesson needs to be re-learned over and over again is mystifying.

          • #10

            BTW, it's actually 20 years+ of war on Iraq. The first Gulf War, the sanctions regime (which killed over 500,000 kids) and the second Gulf War. Yay for America. 

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          • #11

            I remember having an argument at some party in 1999 with a republican.  I said the first thing GWBush would do as president would be to find an excuse to invade Iraq.  He laughed.

             

            The Iraq Wars are a national tragedy.  Such terrible loss and devastation, all for a cabal of greedy frauds.

             

             

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