Thursday, June 18, 2015

Question: Do You Think The Iraq War Was a Smart Move?

The Iraq War started when I was 15, a good bit before I was interested in politics. Now about 12 years later, I see it as one of the biggest blunders in American history. In retrospect, I don't think Saddam Hussein was a threat to America, and our military involvement there has created greater evils to form than one mediocre dictator half-a-world away. A lot of the politicians who supported the war now regret it, and I hope they do. Over 4,800 American and other NATO soldiers lost their lives for little reason, and many more suffered wounds that will never heal. 

What did you think of the Iraq War and its after-math? 

16 comments:

Unknown said...

No we did not need to be there Desert Storm did not need to last 15 years.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I don't know why anyone in the US was taken in by that "weapons of mass destruction" BS. The Canadian government certainly wasn't, thank goodness, and kept us out of Iraq despite American pressure to join the coalition. I will always admire Prime Minister Jean Chretien for that.

Saucy Siciliana said...

All wars are no good.

Saucy Siciliana said...

All wars are no good.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, north or the border we never believed that weapons of mass destruction existed. And like Debra, I am grateful that we were kept out of that war. But I feel sad at all the lives that were lost needlessly.

Huggybear said...

Based all on bullshit and lies.
Saddam was just a little blurp in the way of the USA
getting what IT wanted!
As Debra states - congratulations CANADA on not being bullied by
a bloody BUSH ( REPUBLICAN !!! and OIL!!).
Australia showing our dog waving tail under the leadership of
the Monarchist, John Howard, couldn't follow the Lord of Texas
fast enough - Shame on Australia!
I think Howard wanted to bring back the Bloody British Empire
of Queen Victoria times.

And look what we have there now!!!! Absolute anarchy and murder
galore!! Thanks Bush, Blair and Howard - a fucked up bloody mess!
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah they conveniently forgot about how they said there was "weapons of mass destruction" when there was none. Just went on with the blindfold pretending they were in the right, pffft, all came down to greed. Fund the war machine and get oil. Saddam was only a little more of a threat than a camel, but they needed a bad guy.

stephen Hayes said...

It was a tragic mistake, one we're still paying the price for.

Sakuranko said...

I think was all by power,
And USA is not the exception
It´s a shame for that poor innocent people involved in this
xx

www.sakuranko.com

Margaret-whiteangel said...

It was about power, oil....a waste of human lives. The war to me didn't achieve anything. But then what do I know! The powers to be know.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Totally unnecessary!

Huggybear said...

Footnote:
Where is DJ of "I love the Republican Party and The Tea Party".
Hiding in some derelict barn up in the hills????????
Colin

Mama Zen said...

Never should have happened.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I didn't agree with it then, and I still don't agree with it now.

DEZMOND said...

no offense, Adam, but kinda a stupid question.. no war can be smart... you know that.... at least I hope so.... And it wasn't a war but a US hostile terrorist invasion of a sovereign country ... call it what it is

Al Penwasser said...

A monstrous cock-up. The vast majority of wars are stupid and unnecessary.
Iraq was certainly one of them.