10 years on, Iraq still grapples with war's legacy

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  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2013 6:36 a.m.

    Who were the real winners of the Iraq War? Was the cost in money and lives and injuries to the US worth it? Why do people still think Iraq had something to do with 9/11? Rather than learn from our experiences why do people just want forget about it? Were the people who protestec against the invasion the real heros?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 17, 2013 2:56 p.m.

    Those countries had the opportunity to see how the British ruled for a long time and the British split those countries into borders and boundaries that not necessarily helped the people that lived in that area. Some countries gained by following processes of law and order of the British system and others have gone their traditional way and usually suffer problems. Does a country want their traditions of tribalism to flourish in their area or joint together for the benefit of all with law and order?

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink is true today, even with sophisticated communication systems in every country in the world. People like freedom, theoretically but not necessarily do the things that keep it going. It takes a lot to keep a country such as ours or ones that we have assisted to have a democratic form of government or even a republic.

    Traditions don't go away easily but our form needs citizens to be an active part of government.

    Many people believe the legislative process doesn't take into consideration the peoples input that normal citizens don't count. Some politicians want to be powerful.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 17, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    Big question: Are the common people of Irag REALLY better off now or not?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 17, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    That is the problem with war, there are immeasurable losses, even when a despot gets thrown out after 30 years of rule.