posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 03:12 PM
The Iraqi war is a complex issue. No matter what perspective you use to view the war, (Iraqi Sunni, Iraqi Shiite, Iraqi Kurd, American, European,
Saudi, Halliburton, etc.) the war has resulted in both good and bad things. The question is whether the good has outweighed the bad, and for whom,
he war has undeniably been more good than bad for Halliburton, but wars should not be started for the benefit of corporations. The war has mostly
been bad for America as many Americans died, America's international credibility and prestige, and the war has cost Americans millions of dollars.
When it comes to Iraqis, the inquiry gets complicated. Iraqis are now free from the tyranny of Sadaam Hussein and have a fledgling democracy, but
they are now living under the tyranny of civil war. The inquiry is further complicated in that the war and its results do not effect all Iraqis
equally. Supposedly the Kurds made out alright in that the areas they live in have not been marred much by violence and they were the most persecuted
under Sadaam. Sunnis seem to have taken the brunt of the bad because they were protected and favored by Sadam, and are now a minority living in fear
of reprisal from a Shiite majority. Shiites on the other hand are quite a mixed bag. Shiites are suffering from the civil war like all Iraqis, yet
are now in power.