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On Balance, Was the Iraq War Worth It?

None1257 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 12:50 PM
NEVER go to war without first obtaining a Declaration of War from the Senate of the United States. That was put in, to reduce the chances of starting unnecessary wars. NEVER go to war, unless a nations wants to take over ruling this country and has a good chance of achieving that goal.
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:38 PM
None: I agree that we must have a declaration of war before we go to war. The only change I would make to your statement is that the WHOLE Congress has to declare war -- not just the Senate.
DariusIII Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:00 PM
Yes. This modern practice of having warlike conditions without a declaration of war is abominable.j The worst part of the war is that we paid for it on credit!! THAT is why we had the housing bubble and the consequent crash.
Birdman III Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:11 PM
We fought WWII on credit, too.
Birdman III Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:11 PM
We paid for your lifestyle on credit.
Birdman III Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:12 PM
The Marshall Plan was paid on credit.
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:39 PM
Birdman: And we are over our heads in debt because of it...
Birdman III Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:55 PM
Exactly right! Bingo! You have hit the nail. So, what's your point?

Instead of picking on Bush II - Go bakc to FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Johnson, etc.

But you and your ilk favor Bush II like as if HE is to blame.

Bush had evidence that Saddam had al Qaeda links, he had evidence that Saddam had and was seeking WMD and materials. History showed Saddam had weapons in the past. Bush sis NOT go cowboy and attack Saddam. He went to congress with his evidence. 99% of Congress agreed with him and gave him the green light. we had evidence that in the run to Iraqi Freedom convoys were going to Syria. We had testimony from Saddam's own generals that that Iraqi WMD were being shipped to Syria. YOU reject everything past and declare Bush to blame.

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...