Originally posted by forestlady
OK, I'll bite. Firstly, you do realize don't you that we're only in Iraq because Bush lied to the American public. There never were any WMD's and
Hussein was not out to get us - his weapons were too old and he actually warned us about the terrorists.
Can you post a credible link to the Sadaam warned us about terrorists? Just curious to read it. BTW, we dont need to be warned...terrorist are
And Yes, there was WMD in Iraq...Nukes? probably not...but chem & bio, yep.
So why would anyone in their right mind still be supporting the war in Iraq?
You dont seem to be getting it...
I'm a republican, I voted for Bush, And supported the War with Iraq because I believed the faulty Intel...One thing we definitely need more of (I'm
talking to You CIA) is spies on the ground in these countries. anywho, If I could rewind time a few years knowing what I know now (that Sadaam never
had nukes, and that his military was basically still in shambles from the gulf war) I would not have supported the war.
But I cant do that. So that fact is, we are in Iraq, and things in Iraq are getting better...But you sure wouldn't know it if you read the NY Times
or Washington times & post. We cant just leave Iraq how it is now...Its not stable enough to run on its own, it would turn into a terrorist harboring
country...much like the Taliban in afghan was.
And CNN catering to the radical left? That's funny, there's not one MSM news that caters to anyone on the left. They are more factual than FOX, who
is outright far rightwing and doesn't give accurate news. Just because CNN has more accurate reporting doesn't mean it's catering to anyone, much
less the left.
I wouldn't say CNN is "radical left", But yes, they news is left oriented. Much in the Same way that FOX is right oriented.
Whats MSM news?
We are not making progress in Iraq, the infrastructure is still in shreds, worse than when Hussein was there, 75% of the soldiers don't know why
they're there and want to come home, the generals are rebelling, there is no war strategy and the vast majority of the people say they were better
off under Hussein. There was less violence, more jobs and people at least had electricity, garbage pickup, and clean water. You call this progress?
yes we are.
The Infrastructure continues to get better, electricity is still touchy in some areas, but the large majority have electricity during the day.
The average Iraqian thinks its getting better...and they dont think it was better under sadaams control.
And that 75% number is ludicrous. Show me a link to prove that outlandish claim.
War strategy? Its not like a traditional war. The strategy is simple...but harder to implement. And that is to create a Iraqi government, and
iraqi military and police...and in a couple years they should be strong enough to continue fighting the insurgents once the US leaves. Whether that
takes 1 year, or 5, we need to stay there until they are a well trained military & police, and there government has a solid foundation.
oh...and less violence under Hussein???I think somebody forgot about all the mass graves...