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Originally posted by SeventhSeal
So let me ask, was it worth invading two countries? In my opinion, absolutely not.
Originally posted by spiritualzombie
It was the PNAC that pushed for 9/11 as well as multiple wars in the Middle East. The PNAC thought the same way as you did, only there wasn't a 9/11 at the time, so they thought "No new Pearl Harbor, no multiple wars, no massive increase in defense spending anytime soon."
edit on 22-9-2010 by spiritualzombie because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by qalameid
I love how people automatically assume that civilian deaths are strictly the result of purposeful killings by American troops. Have any of you even MET a soldier? A Marine? Or Airman? Or Sailor? We're not all war-hungry killers.
The civilians are largely targets of their own people. Car bombs going off in markets aren't aimed at us, but at the locals for either their difference in beliefs or their tolerance of our presence. Granted, our involvement allowed such things to happen, so you can blame us on that.
And believe it or not Iraq is making progress. You can search the Internet and watch TV all you want, but you won't get the truth from sitting at home. A very large portion of Baghdad homes have satellite dishes on their roofs. Nightclubs are operating in Basra. Men walk around in Izods. Maybe the deaths were not worth it, but people are making progress and are generally happy about it.
Oh, and they have their own version of our Scouts. They go camping, wear Western-yet-conservative clothing, and wear baseball caps. It's amazing how Western ideals catch on.
Originally posted by lifeform11
reply to post by SeventhSeal
i am a bit confused how attacking iraq even avenged 9/11, what did iraq have to do with it? i thought that was why the u.s. went into afghanistan, to get rid of a training camp. the hijackers were mainly saudi, so how does iraq fit into it?
i am getting confused for the reason why iraq was attacked.
i have been told, because they have weapons of mass destruction and can attack us within 45 minutes!, then o' saddam killed innocent people so we are 'freeing' the iraqi people and overthrowing him. i have never been told that iraq had anything to do with 9/11.