In response to:

Was Iraq Worth It?

Ladd5 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 11:36 AM
Toppling the evil, megalomaniacal Saddam was worth it. Remember, even HE thought he had a nuclear weapons program. When Bush issued the ultimatum to allow inspectors or lose his country, he chose the latter. But staying to nation build was arrogant and ignorant, and the definition of success there was never stated. The blind (Cheney-Rumsfeld) leading the foolish (Bush).
Ten years ago today, U.S. air, sea and land forces attacked Iraq. And the great goals of Operation Iraqi Freedom?

Destroy the chemical and biological weapons Saddam Hussein had amassed to use on us or transfer to al-Qaida for use against the U.S. homeland.

Exact retribution for Saddam's complicity in 9/11 after we learned his agents had met secretly in Prague with Mohamed Atta.

Create a flourishing democracy in Baghdad that would serve as a catalyst for a miraculous transformation of the Middle East from a land of despots into a region of democracies that looked West.

Not all agreed on...

Related Tags: Foreign Affairs Iraq