The US embassy in Iraq is now the largest diplomatic mission in the world. It
employs 13,000 government officials and contract workers.I would
guess that some police/military protection would be present.
Wrong again. There are no US troops in Iraq today. Plenty in Texas though.
"JFK and LBJ, both beloved Democrats, probably still think Vietnam was a
good idea."Maybe so, and they are entitled to their opinion,
even while dead.But as I have said, partisans will defend even bad
decisions made by their beloved party.Me? Nope. Vietnam was a
stupid war. See, that was easy.I think that we need to ALWAYS make
going to war the last option. And make the American people be invested in it.
Heck, I find it amazing how many will defend the idea that we DID
find WMD in Iraq, even to this day.And even after both Bush and
Cheney admit that we didn't. Just wait, Redshirt may just follow with his
long list about all the WMD we found.That is partisanship/
@Mountanman, Joe Blow is right. Going to war in Iraq "was one of the worst
decisions ever made."And, by the way, although it was LBJ and
McNamara, both Democrats, who got us into the Vietnam War, the Democrats in
Congress turned against it long before the Republicans.
And we still have thousands of troops in Iraq, and Afghanistan. Are we wasting
our time, and money? We're also arming, and giving money to Egypt.We have a seventeen trillion dollar debt, and leadership that can't stop
spending.Will our government rob our bank accounts, and retirement
to make payments on our debt?
@ Joe Blow, I doubt Iraq will go down in history as worse than Vietnam. At least
we didn't lose in Iraq and Iraqis are free to run their own country if they
so choose. JFK and LBJ, both beloved Democrats, probably still think Vietnam was
a good idea.
So, is the takeaway here that all invasions are good? Maybe we have made some
good decisions and some bad ones.Some partisans will support their
party decisions regardless.Go independent. Then you can praise or
criticize any decisions, regardless of party.The decision to invade
Iraq will go down in American history as one of the worst decisions ever made.
What a great decision to invade Japan, France, Germany, Philippines, and many
other countries; remove murdering dictators and leave, allowing the people to
What a great decision, to invade Iraq.