Iraq was much better off before we invaded their country, destroyed it’s infrastructure and killed (murdered) over 500,000 of it’s citizens.
And what was our justification? To rob them of, and take over, their oil production capabilities? That didn’t work. Because Saddam Hussein was
linked to Al Qaeda? That was proven wrong. To rid them of their WMD’s? What WMD’s? Because of Iraqi involvement in the 9/11 attack? No evidence
was found of that. To finish the job Dubya’s daddy left undone? Maybe. Because Saddam Hussein was a bad guy and killed a lot of his own people?
Perhaps. But then, I don’t know that he killed more of his own people than Dubya & Company did. Seems like a coin toss to me.
As bad of a guy as Hussein was, he was no fan of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden and Islamic terrorists in general. He considered them a threat to his own
power and didn’t support them. He ruled his nation with an iron fist, but at least it kept the nation from falling into chaos and anarchy, and there
was no threat of Islamic terrorists taking it over (as there is today).
The result of our occupation of Iraq
Dick Cheney got a lot richer,
American body count: approx 4,400+ dead, 30,000+ wounded,
Iraqi body count: varies from 500,000-1,000,000+ dead (per scientific surveys)
For more detailed results, checkout Casualties of the Iraq War
You can also read more about Hussein and his relationship with Al Qaeda HERE
Bottom line is, we did way more harm than good in Iraq, and IMHO our intentions going in were far from noble. As far as I know, the only ones to
benefit from that horrific debacle were Dubya, Cheney and friends (co-conspirators). We basically destroyed that country and handed it over to Al
Qaeda on a silver platter. Is it any wonder we’ve lost respect and stature around the world?