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Mission never quite 'accomplished': Iraq haunted by violence 10 years after Bush speech

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posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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Ten years after the US declared its victory over Saddam Hussein, Iraq is still mired in violence, with each day adding up to death toll among its population. Washington is meanwhile considering another mission in the region.

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed," the famous message President George W. Bush delivered on May 1, 2003.

He could hardly have imagined back then how premature this declaration of a final victory would soon turn out to be. What followed the notorious 'Mission Accomplished' speech, were years of bloodshed.




posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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I disagree. The MISSION was to steal the natural resources of the Iraqi people. Over a million innocent Iraqi's murdered at the behest of multi- national corporations like Exxon- Mobil, Haliburton, Blackwater.... A cavalcade of sociopathy. Thousands of poor American and Allied boys & girls killed and maimed. Costing the American taxpayer billions. PURE EVIL!
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posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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See, therein lies the problem.

You cannot simply give a people freedom. They must fight for it, and take it. Otherwise it is never appreciated.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 05:06 PM
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Actually here is the problem:

IF Iraq is so violent then the current Potus should not have cut and run.

Second problem:

China, and other countries, are enjoying the benefits of the Iraq war.


4 years later Bush should not even be part of a discussion because he is not currently sitting in the oval office.
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posted on May, 1 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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Silly

No not just silly, it represents a very ignorant line of thought.

11,078 was the number of gun deaths in the USA

4,109 was the number of deaths in Iraq of civilians

*and we aren't factoring ordinary murders for america, knife bomb, choking etc etc...

Interesting note: More people will die in Detroit this year, then Palestine

We have a huge death toll in America, 90% of it is in "certain locations"

THE BOTTOM LINE IS "SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST FRICKEN VIOLENT" It has nothing to do with a war or objectives, I'd bet 1,000,000 bucks the minute we leave the death toll goes UP, the wars objectives are immaterial to the death toll it will be high in these locations unless we carpet bomb them...



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
Actually here is the problem:

IF Iraq is so violent then the current Potus should not have cut and run.

Second problem:

China, and other countries, are enjoying the benefits of the Iraq war.


4 years later Bush should not even be part of a discussion because he is not currently sitting in the oval office.
edit on 1-5-2013 by neo96 because: (no reason given)

I passionately disagree with your last statement. Just because that little drunk is no longer in power does not mean that he should be allowed to fade into oblivion with no sign of the carnage that he, rumbelly and croney caused. He deserves to have his name dragged up often in history as the most pathetic, undisciplined, unable president the usa has ever had. The only thing that is more sad than his hopeless presidency is the fact that so many people actually voted for him.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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Bush not complicit in the ongoing atrocities being carried out in Iraq? Really?

This was his one desire, to have one over on the old man, be rid of old Madass!! The legacy he left behind and what we are witnessing now, is very much the making of George W Bush and his Hawks,

Even if there were U.S troops on the ground in Iraq, this is a sectarian problem and they wouldn't be able to do much about it.

Nevermind, the U.S and her allies won. The price will continue to be paid by the Iraqi's, but I guess that's the price of freedom.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 06:49 AM
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This was actually expected. We disrupted the way of life for Iraq, and it's going to take a long time for the people of Iraq to put the pieces of their shattered nation back together. With Saddam gone, a power vacuum opened up, and several political and military groups are vying to fill that void.

You can't really blame Bush for this. It's just the problem when you completely dismantle a system of government and try to forcibly implement a new one on people who are used to a particular form of government.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 07:00 AM
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Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
I disagree. The MISSION was to steal the natural resources of the Iraqi people. Over a million innocent Iraqi's murdered at the behest of multi- national corporations like Exxon- Mobil, Haliburton, Blackwater.... A cavalcade of sociopathy. Thousands of poor American and Allied boys & girls killed and maimed. Costing the American taxpayer billions. PURE EVIL!
edit on 1-5-2013 by HUMBLEONE because: (no reason given)


If what you say was the mission of the US in Iraq, then all i can say is MISSION ACCOMPLISHED..

Steal Iraqs resources - ACCOMPLISHED
Sociopathy - ACCOMPLISHED
Thousands of boys killed - ACCOMPLISHED
Cost in trillions - ACCOMPLISHED



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 07:11 AM
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Originally posted by andy1972

Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
I disagree. The MISSION was to steal the natural resources of the Iraqi people. Over a million innocent Iraqi's murdered at the behest of multi- national corporations like Exxon- Mobil, Haliburton, Blackwater.... A cavalcade of sociopathy. Thousands of poor American and Allied boys & girls killed and maimed. Costing the American taxpayer billions. PURE EVIL!
edit on 1-5-2013 by HUMBLEONE because: (no reason given)


If what you say was the mission of the US in Iraq, then all i can say is MISSION ACCOMPLISHED..

Steal Iraqs resources - ACCOMPLISHED
Sociopathy - ACCOMPLISHED
Thousands of boys killed - ACCOMPLISHED
Cost in trillions - ACCOMPLISHED


You can probably add to that:

Enrichment of well connected US corporations - ACCOMPLISHED
Theft of $Billions by those corporations (US taxpayer funded) - ACCOMPLISHED
Creation of Private Central Bank - ACCOMPLISHED
Destruction of nearly ALL civilian infrastructure (a war crime) - ACCOMPLISHED

So, it's not all bad news. The corporate and banking boys did rather well out of it all. The subsequent suffering of the Iraqi people and those sent to fight, die and get maimed for life by the cowards in expensive suits is the price those sociopaths are prepared to pay for personal enrichment and control.

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