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On Balance, Was the Iraq War Worth It?

AmyDB Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 3:28 PM
Sherman said.... Show of hands. Does anyone in their right mind actually think Hussein was about to attack the U.S.? _______________ Nope. But that doesn't detract from the intel or the veracity of said intel. I've already said we shouldn't have put boots on the ground in Iraq Sherman. That has _ALWAYS_ been my position.
AmyDB Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 3:54 PM
this is referencing the intel we had _AT THE TIME_.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/03/drone-bioweapons/

There's a pdf of the actual report presented to Congress. In light of that intel the war was somewhat justified, Bush did not make the decision on his own, Congress was part of the process.
Now with hindsight we can bytch & moan all we want over how truthful the intel was.But what is...is.
WMDs with lethal chemical agents were present in country.
Were the munitions usable, no.
However that does not negate the fact that the _CHEMICAL AGENTS_ which are the heart of WMDs was found to be present.

Ten years ago this week, the United States led an invasion of Iraq with the explicit purpose of overthrowing Saddam Hussein. The preceding months had been filled with vehement protests against the impending war, expressed in editorials, in advertisements, and in rallies so vast that some of them made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. With so many people against the invasion, who supported it?

Well, if you were like the great majority of Americans – you did. In February and March 2003, Newsweek's polls...