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If Saddam were still there we'd have a massive arms race going between Iran & Iraq. What would have been the cost of that? What is the cost when sworn enemies share a border and are willing to use WMD's on each other?

I'm sick and tired of these idiots saying that going into Iraq was wrong, etc. That move by Bush was the smartest decision he made. We're in an excellent military position to take action on Iran (if anyone had the 'nads to do it) and no longer have to worry about a nuclear Iraq. BIG, BIG WIN for the US & the west despite the huge political cost to Bush.

10 posted on 12/13/2009 6:45:09 AM PST by Paco
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To: Paco

Wait! I thought Sadam was a WMD - Weapon of Mass Dysfunction.


11 posted on 12/13/2009 6:50:18 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (God bless)
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To: Paco
If Saddam were still there we'd have a massive arms race going between Iran & Iraq.

Versus the regional instability we have now? At least Saddam kept these tribal nutcases under his thumb and he was a known quantity.

We're in an excellent military position to take action on Iran

Do you really think so? Forces in Iraq are drawing down, yet there is still no political instability in the country. Iraq is weak. Syria and Iran are just waiting for us to leave so they can pounce.

12 posted on 12/13/2009 7:01:23 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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The objectives in Iraq were achieved. Saddam was removed. The people had elections. What they do with it now is their business.

Since there are obviously no massive free oil shipments coming from Iraq as we speak, I guess it wasn’t a “War For Oil” after all.

What is going on there NOW is a proxy war with Iran. The “insurgents” are being supplied and trained by Iran (and probably by extension, the “former” Soviet Union.)

This is the opinion of some of my friends who have just returned from there. Since they have served “up close and personal”, I am inclined to believe them.


16 posted on 12/13/2009 10:06:36 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Paco

Nation building is the biggest mistake Bush ever made. Also in the long run fighting them over there and allowing Islam to advance here makes little sense. Same goes for the UK.


18 posted on 12/13/2009 10:28:38 AM PST by Islaminaction
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