Alright Democrats, explain to me how in principle this is different than Iraq

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    Republicans excuse the military action in Iraq because they had a brutal dictator who killed his own people and the war gave Iraqi's more "freedom."

    Now I'm hearing Democrats excuse the military action in Libya because they have a brutal dictator who kills his own people and you want to Libyans more "freedom."




    Now I want to be up front and honest, I don't believe any of that b-s from either side. So this is your opportunity to convince me that it isn't solely republican voters supporting a repbulican and democratic voters supporting a democrat.

    Of course the scale is different, but in principle, what's the difference?
     
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    UN support of the action?
     
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    Sure:
    -No ground troops going in to knock over the government.
    -Active rebellion taking place where civilians are getting slaughtered.
    -Qaddafi really did have a hand in killing Americans at Lockerbie.
    -Unlike Saddam, Qaddafi has no interest in giving up power.
    -There is a real coalition and UN buy in.
    -This is not being led by the US.
     
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    The UN put in the sanctions of Iraq that they violated. If they never did that, no Iraq War.
     
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    The main difference is that the Libyan people are actually doing something, which wasn't the case with the Iraqis. Getting rid of a dictator is the job of the citizens of the country, see Germany, Poland, Tunisia, Egypt, etc. We can help, but we shouldn't initiate. Are we sending in troops? If not, there isn't much of a comparison to Iraq.
     
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    1.) So? Still a war act where civilians will likely end up being killed.
    2.) Civilians were being killed in Iraq also................
    3.) Then why weren't you pushing for war with Libya before now?
    4.) Saddam wanted to give up power? Link?
    5.) Addressed this in my post to rightwinger.
    6.) So the Iraq War would've been ok if we were only supporting, let's say England?
     
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    The same UN involved in mass rape and other atrocities?

    Funny.. that makes it legit?

    :lol:
     
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    It's good because of the (D) vs. (R).

    There ya go.
     
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    Well let's see

    Bush had 57 UN resolutions calling for the end of Saddam actions.

    Obama has 1 UN Resolution calling for an end to Gaddafi's actions.

    Bush Had 57 UN resolutions and the full Congressional Approval.

    Obama has 1 UN resolution and no Congressional Approval.

    And let us not forget Saddams genocidal actions against the Kurds
     
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    I know, thanks Soggy.

    I'm just trying to show others the light :razz:.



    I remember when democrats used to pretend to care about the potential for US weapons to kill civilians, oh it'd be so much fun to go back and re-read those snipets from about 5 years ago.
     

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