Why would anyone continue to claim the iraqi war was a failure?

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    1) REMOVE SADDAM
    DONE
    2) STABILIZE COUNTRY
    DONE
    3) HAVE A REPUBLIC BORN OF THESE EVENTS
    DONE

    Am missing something here?
     
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    Yeah. The propeller on your hat.
    Look up Iraq birth defects.....just for shits and giggles.
    Take paper towels cuz you'll probably get off on what you see.
     
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    The one in four Iraqis who have died, been maimed or displaced from their homes or incarcerated since March 2003.

    How do you justify killing thousands of innocent human beings for money?
     
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    #2?
     
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    Bud I cannot in words tell you how predictable that comment is

    to start with the war was Saddam's fault
    he was given 18 months to do the right thing
    There are no winners in any war, but the goals that where set where accomplished

    We caused part of this in 1980s
    We should have ended it in 1991
    Saddam was a mad man
     
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    I'd say that #3 has yet to really be accomplished yet either. The "new" Iraq is a premature infant that has yet to survive long enough for us to know whether it will have any longevity.
     
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    Yeah.

    It wasn't a "failure" it was a crime.
     
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    The Bush administration had just as long to do the right thing, which was to stop lying to the American people and the world about Hussein having WMD and being involved in the 9-11 attacks. But they did not do so.

    This is so often said, and is always a pile of bile. "He was a mad man, he was dangerous." It's easy to use fearmongering blather to support one's position, but it tends to indicate that one has no real support for their position.
     
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    I am not sure your numbers are accurate
    Iraq Body Count project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I would say this one is which is 156,000 total deaths
    from 03-11
    A.Ps is less
    WikiLeaks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Justify?
    This world changed 9-11-2001
    Saddam was told weeks later what to do or else
    the man was given 18 months
     
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    1.) We couldn't afford it, it further bankrupted our nation.

    2.) Was (another) unconstitutional war.

    3.) Thousands of americans killed for something that had nothing to do with defense.

    4.) Tens (maybe a hundred) thousand Iraqi's killed.

    5.) Installed a government with a heavy islamic religious influence written into it. I can't believe republicans support this, my guess is they ignore this fact.

    6.) Now americans will likely be taxed the rest of their lives to pay for the soldiers and bureacrats installed permanently in Iraq.

    7.) Showed that we're willing to use our military to enforce UN sanctions having nothing to do with the US.

    Those are just off the top of my head I'm sure I missed some obvious points. The only good thing is HOPEFULLY with the WMD lie americans have become less trustworthy of government and are less likely to cheer on another unprovoked war.
     
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