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reply to post by daaskapital
The old argument of "You broke it, You bought it." doesn't apply here. The Iraqi Gov't didn't want foriegn troops on their soil anymore and refused to negotiate a SOFA agreement and so we left. They are probably rethinking their position now.
But to be truthful, I see a Libya type conflict starting again soon. They provide the ground power and we provide the air power.
I guess that's the outcome I really am sick to consider. So many trusted us and did work with us...naively thinking we'd never Vietnam them in the end.
After all, it is pretty arrogant of the USA to completely destroy a nation and leave it in ruin, only to tell them later that the occupation of key cities in their country is their own fight.
Why are you just talking about America? America wasn't alone in destroying that nation it had help. The United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, Poland and the Ukraine was with America when this happened so cry about them as well. The new government in Iraq needs to learn how to run their nation. So you need to change your whine about America thread to a whine about the coalition thread.
We may very well have gone in, taken what we wanted, and got out. Everything is a business model and pretty much anything the government tells us is BS.
Look at what Bin Laden was able to do with a rag tag group.