The single biggest thing that Bush's wars accomplished

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    Now that our combat forces are finally out of Iraq, the RepubliCONs want to claim victory. But what have we won? A democracy? Hardly, there was an election in the spring and it has not yet been resolved. It may never be resolved. The rest of our force is scheduled to leave by this time next year.

    After we leave we will then find out what kind of country Iraq will be. My guess is that another strongman, another Saddam Hussein will take over. Perhaps another civil war first.

    So then what have we accomplished? I mean beyond the trillion dollars spent, the over 4400 dead and tens of thousands of wounded American service people, the over 100,000 killed Iraqis, the millions of displaced Iraqis, the streangthening of Iran into the regional power, the shreading of the American image as "the good duys", what have we accomplished?

    What we have demonstrated to the world is the strategic limit of the power of the United States. Dictators the world over now have a model to gauge their actions against. The blow back from this folly will be with us far into the future.
     
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    You're still buying the spin then? Since you believe that, you'll excuse those of us who don't take your 'guess' very seriously.
     
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    You really don't understand what Iraq was all about, do you? I don't think you do.
     
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    What spin?

    That 4400 of America's best were wasted? That tens of thousands more were wounded, many maimed for life? That at least 100,000 Iraqis lost their lives? That millions of Iraqis were displaced? That Iran has now become the regional power? That millions of people around the globe have a lesser view of America? That Bush's wars cost the American treasury a trillion dollars? That the Iraqi "democracy" is fragile at best?

    Those are facts, not spin.

    What's your best "guess"?
     
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    Well Mr. Christian

    If you think I don't understand, why don't you enlighten me?
     
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    No, 4,400 of America's best were not wasted. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on. Stop using our war dead for your fucking partisan politics.
     
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    Cali Girl,
    Naturally you have to try and hide behind your suppossed "support for the troops". And of course you have to hurl invectives because it is you that has been spun.
     
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    We saved the Bushs' business partners the Saudis from having to commit too much of their own resources to their own defense.
     
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    For the umpteen BILLIONTH time...

    Goals in Iraq
    Disarming Saddam Hussein
    Strike a major blow in the war on terror
    Establish democracy in Iraq, keep Iraq whole and help transform the region
    Intimidate other rogue nations and curb proliferation
    Preserve and expand U.S. influence in the region, enhance Israel's security and facilitate resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict

    All of which we have had success in, except for the end part of the last one about resolving Israeli Arab relations, which is probably never going to happen anyway.... could some things have been done better? Yep... does not take away from the fact that we have victory and had success
     
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    What we accomplished is we opened up civil strife in Iraq, managed to kill 100,000 Iraqis, destroyed their infrastructure and economy and created a power vacuum that will allow Iran to seize more power in the region
     

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