Skip to comments.The Gulf Wars in Hindsight, Part Two
Posted on 08/11/2011 8:22:58 AM PDT by mhutcheson
Thanks to all those who responded to my post The Gulf Wars in Hindsight (see above); I appreciate the dialogue; however, I was really hoping for my own insight and benefit to hear from more soldiers who participated or are still active in the Iraq and Afghan wars; Their feelings and perspectives are the ones I wish to know and think on; any of you out there, please share at length. I understand you are all honorable and follow orders as good soldiers, but I would like to know your thoughts on the war, in retrospect. Thanks to all.
Iraq violated agreements ending the Iraq war 100s of times. We had 4 options:
1. Continue to bleat in the press and to Iraq - hadn’t worked for 3 years and wasn’t expected to work
2. Ignore it and hope it goes away without Iraq getting emboldened into helping terrorists - intelligence said there was at least confirmed safehouses that had the approval of the Iraq government.
3. Nuke them - taken off table
4. Assassinate their leader(s) - taken off table
So if you ask me hindsight is pretty much the same as my foresight. If we have another option other than using our bodies as bullet magnets, no matter how distasteful it is, we must take it.
I mean, this whole "War on Terror" nonsense was exposed as a complete fraud once the U.S. government p!ssed away thousands of U.S. lives and hundreds of billions of dollars to install a new government in Iraq under which Islam is established as the official state religion . . . while the radical Islamic government in Saudi Arabia, which has long been one of the world's biggest supporters of Islamic terrorism, remains untouched.
I will say in hindsight, it appears the big winner in all of this is Iran.
If we took this war seriously, we would have engaged in assassination where ever we found these people. We would have unleashed the CIA to do their thing.
This would have let them know that no matter where they are in any country, they will die.
The closest thing we have to this is the drones which have turned out to be one of the most successful tools of this war.
In hindsight, I’d say there as least a credible possibility that Ahmen Chalabi, the Iraqi Shi’ite exile who lobbied in Washington for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and had close contacts in the highest reaches of the U.S. government during the second Bush administration, was an Iranian mole.
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