U.S. Officials rethink hopes for Iraq Democracy

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    So, a trillion taxpayer dollars, and 30,000 dead and wounded american soldiers, just to get Iraq back to where it was BEFORE we invaded? A stable government that can provide security. That’s what we get out of this massive investment of blood and treasure??

    Worst. President. Ever.

     
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    and what is truly criminal is not the what they misspent the money on, but what we really needed to spend the money on instead. Our enemies are as strong as the day they attacked us, and we have NOTHING to show for the investment beyond some fancy machines which screen checked luggage at airports.
     
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    Hardly the worst President ever.

    There was never any hope for a Western-style democracy in Iraq.
     
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    winning the war was never the plan,the plan was to empire build with on going war in multiple theaters....war is peace
     
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    Odd how many foreign corporations and investors are getting a piece of the action. If we can just keep the muslims killing each other a little bit longer-------
     
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    Its so funny that some Bush fans don't even bother anymore using the figleaf off all the "reasons" they originally gave for invading iraq: WMD, democracy, torture chambers, mass graves, and human rights.

    Thanks for your honesty! I always knew you neocons were lying about the real reasons for your war.

    :lol:
     
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    You're mixing apples-n-oranges. One, dillo has never been some bigtime Bush supporter nor neocon. Two, agree with invading or not, we did. Some of just march on and try to deal with we've been given instead of still crying in our Wheaties 4+ years after the fact that it's what we were given.

    The reasons given for invading Iraq are as valid today as they were in 2003, and 1993. Agreeing with those reasons does not automatically mean one is required to agree that invading was the right decision.
     
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    Pretty easy for those on the american side of the equation to say "deal with it and stop crying". I wonder how an Iraqi would feel about such a sentiment? I mean, it is Iraqis that are doing the lions share of suffering here....our suffering is a drop in an ocean compared to theirs.
     
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    The Iraqis are free to stop killing each other anytime they like.
     
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    Thats a horribly stupid statement, even for you!
     

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