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On Balance, Was the Iraq War Worth It?

SolofTexas Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 12:07 AM
The only important justifiable reason we fought the War in Iraq was Hussein's vioaltion of the terms of the 1991 Armistice. It is linked to the verifiability that Iraq possessed no WMDs available for use by Iraq (but not the sole violation of the Treaty). Nation building should not be an objective of declared war. It should be treated as a separate issue. It was somehow linked. This is a failure of our leaders to understand the fundamental concept of war. We are all to blame for accepting lame political leadership brought to bear by both major political parties. If we do not understand war, how can we possibly hope to understand politics?

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...