RE A 1994Centerville, UTWhy is it so hard for people to admit
that they were wrong about the Iraqi invasion?"But ultimately,
your question is point less because that's not where we are anymore. You
can only deal with the here and now."Many people simply do not
want to talk about it because they would like it to go away.Their response
is similar "Oh it is old news"Plain and simple we were
fooled into attacking Iraq. It is highly important that this not happen again.
Look at the drum beat for attacking Iran from the same groups.We
need to acknowledge our mistakes and learn from them.
"Obama said he won't close the U.S. Embassy or the Irbil consulate,
which means American troops and diplomats will remain on the ground who will
need protecting. He said where U.S. personnel are threatened, it's his
obligation as commander in chief to protect them." These are all
good unless our US personnel contradicts the political talking points, then they
will be left to fend for themselves, does Benghazi ring a bell?
@Iron RodThe Iraqi people would be butchered regardless. But from
an American national security standpoint, it would probably be better to have a
stable dictatorship. But ultimately, your question is pointless because
that's not where we are anymore. You can only deal with the here and now.
The real question is whether Obama will use the necessary force to destroy (not
contain) ISIS. If he does, he might actually have a legacy. My guess is that
A question for our conservative readers.Did our intervention in Iraq
cause the Iraqi people to be more vulnerable?Was the benefits of
Saddam's departure worth the problems we have today?Which do
you think was better a secular government under Saddam or an Islamist or
extremist government under ISIS?Tell me truthfully was the invasion
a colossal blunder?