Did we waste money, and lives by going to Iraq?
If you truly wanted opinions from others, your question wouldn't have
involved Obama and whether or not he knew what he was doing. The question
should have been straightforward: Should we have left Iraq or kept our troops
I never did think hanging around Iraq and trying to bring some kind of
democratic government was a smart move. In Arab/Muslim countries, the religion
will always be the most powerful force in government. That was Bushs biggest
mistake, believing that Iraq could become a "friendly" nation when it is
ultimatly going to be dominated by either Shiite or Sunni Muslims. They
don't want our form of governance any more than we would want to live under
their Islamic form.
@UT Brit---I didn't want Iraq in the first place, but we spent a ton of
money, and lost alot of lives. By pulling out too soon, we wasted the effort,
and like Vietnam, men died for nothing.I was asking others opinion
on this. That's what people with integrity do to broaden their minds.
@worfHahaha priceless. You are always complaining about Obama and
how much he spends but you want to stay in Iraq for longer? I would bet $1000
you would be complaining about the troop levels if they were still there right
now. Do you have a single bit of integrity in your body?
Mark B--Worf didn't express an opinion, but asked a question.Considering the lives, and funding which was lost, the question is valid.
So NOW worf is worried about Iraqi lives? In this country dozens dead in bomb
blasts would be major news, but it may not carry the same weight in Iraq, which
already has war deaths in seven figures and displaced in numbers even larger. And, just as a reminder, all our troops came home because an agreement
between our government and Iraq'a regarding the legal status of individual
US soldiers couldn't be worked out. So our troops were only there about ten
years instead of the unlimited stay we enjoy in Germany, Korea and Japan. If
this displeases worf, he should take his protest to Baghdad.
I don't know.Did Obama know what he was doing when he brought
the troops home?