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originally posted by: Brotherman
I wish I could go back and be there for their civilians the new iraqi army always has been filled with cowards and double agents. The administration at the time should have never dismantled the army they once had, we should have never been there to begin with.
You just described Obama and he got elected by our moronic electorate - TWICE!.
originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
a reply to: Advantage
I don't know about the truth being hidden or silenced, and I mean that honestly, as I've never taken time to go look up things like the status between Iraq and Washington before the attack on Kuwait.
I recall the things you're talking about being current event news stories way back then, and you're right. Saddam and Washington were close. After Iran kicked us out ..to say the very least .. We'd have played cards with Satan himself to get back at them, and Saddam fit the bill nicely. lol... (only half in sarcasm for the last bit).
He was useful...until he wasn't useful anymore and then April Glaspie told him the U.S. didn't take positions on Middle Eastern border disputes...within a very short time, tanks rolled south, the world awoke to a true and honest "WTF?!?!?" moment as I've rarely seen one before or since, and history took a new tack from then on.
I'd agree with all of that.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
a reply to: Willtell
And if history is to teach us anything, these groups taking over Iraq are probably US funded.
Re-take the country and can also be used as an excuse to re-invade.