Simple Question: Did we (USA) win Iraq War?

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Did We Win the Iraq War

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  2. No

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  1. CrusaderFrank
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    Iraq War “To Do” List
    1. Defeat Iraqi Military
    2. Overrun Baghdad
    3. Capture Saddam
    4. Begin Martial Law
    5. Defeat Insurgency
    6. Facilitate Elections
    7. Establish New Currency
    8. Establish New Constitution
    9. Establish Fair Markets
    10. Rebuild infrastructure

    10 for 10. Chalk it up for the Good Guys.
     
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    Horsecrap, CF. Basic services, including electricity, are at pre-war levels and it has been six years. The second we are out of there, Iraq will ally with Iran. I truly believe that was not part of Bush's plan.
     
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    Women's rights in Iraq, check.

    How the US Erase Women’s Rights in Iraq

    Religious freedom the Christian people in Iraq, check.

    Iraq: Christian Population Dwindling Due To Threats, Attacks - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2009

    The new constitution in Iraq, check.

    Full Text of Iraqi Constitution - washingtonpost.com

    Article 2:

    First: Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation:

    A. No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.

    Article 3:

    (Iraq is a country of many nationalities, religions and sects and is a founding and active member of the Arab League and is committed to its covenant. Iraq is a part of the Islamic world.)

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    I believe the right in this country finds Iraq a close friend and an incredible success. Good Job Republicans. This is what happens when you guys are in charge.
     
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    The U.S. has printed ten's of billions in new Iraqie currency that is still setting in banks.

    It is still only worth a few pennies on the dollar.

    Because no international banks are willing to accept it or set an exchange rate for it on the world market.
     
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    Still waiting for all the right wingers to come along and explain this incredible success. Now they're talking about all the new places we should be dropping bombs.
     
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    LOL Obama is in charge not the Republicans, you may want to check on who is talking war.
     
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    11. Rid the world of Saddam's massive arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    oops!

    Why did we go to Iraq before the job was done in Afghanistan? Why did we prosecute destruction in Afghanistan for going on eight years now and should Afghanistan fall to Al Qaeda it's all Obama's fault? Who ran that war for seven of those eight years and why isn't he accountable?

    And was nation building our mandate for war in Iraq? The yardstick you provide shows seven points for nation building and only three for warfare.
     
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    When and where did this happen?

    Evidence???
     
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    Most Iraqi's only have electrical power a few hours per day.

    And clean running water is still not available in many areas.
     
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    Facts are not your friend

    Iraq's Electricity Production Surpasses Prewar Level

    Electricity rationing still occurs in Iraq, despite increased energy production
    February 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD -- The amount of power generated in Iraq is higher than it was before the end of the reign of leader Saddam Hussein in 2003, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq reports.

    Electricity Minister Karim Wahid said in Babil Province on February 18 that the country's power output has reached 6,760 megawatts, some 2,500 megawatts more than the amount being generated in 2003 before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

    Wahid added that the country will get a substantial increase in power this summer when several large energy-producing projects will be finished and provide an additional 2,000 megawatts.

    Wahid said the government's recent budget cuts due to the fall in oil prices will not affect the Electricity Ministry's plans.

    Despite the increased energy, there is still an electricity shortage in Iraq. Electricity rationing still occurs, including in the capital, Baghdad.

    Iraq's Electricity Production Surpasses Prewar Level - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2009

    Electricity
    Expanding Access to Electricity

    In 2002 Baghdad had access to electricity on a near continuous basis while the rest of Iraq was limited to 3 to 6 hours daily. The U.S. government has made significant progress in improving electricity supply in Iraq and distributing it more equitably throughout the country. USAID recently completed its three-year, $2.3 billion Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program. Through its overall program, USAID has added 1,292 megawatts of electric generating capacity to Iraq's power grid, serving over 7 million Iraqis.

    USAID: Assistance for Iraq - Accomplishments: Electricity
     

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