10 year Iraq Invasion Anniversary
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#1 Mar 18, 2013
Let's celebrate the 10 year Anniversary.
6,000 dead, 40,000 wounded;
$6 TRILLION dollars cost.
120,000 dead civilians.
Saddam Hussein, America's agent, CIA asset, Muslim moderate, and sworn enemy of Iran overthrown;
Iran stronger than ever;
Human Rights never more violated;
Extremist Muslims stronger than ever;
America near bankruptcy;
Exxon Mobil, British Petroleum, Goldman Sachs, and Halliburton, send their thanks.
Profits have never been higher.
See - it all worked out great.
I know, let's ask Cheney, Bush, and the Right Wingers for some more of their great advice.
#2 Mar 19, 2013
Where are all those Right Wing War Supporters who were so anxious to invade and occupy the only Muslim country in the MidEast which we knew was led by an anti-extremist, moderate Muslim ?
Why not celebrate the wisdom of the Right Wing War Supporters ?
Remember, we'd be loved - nobody is more welcome than Christian military forces occupying sovereign Muslim lands. Why, who could have thought a continuing underground insurrection would occur when American Christian troops d exude which drug dealing war mongering tribal warlord gets to be in charge ? What a shock.
Remember - they'd (whoever "they" was), would pay us for the War and so it'd be free - who'd of thoroughly the multinational oil companies and the Arabs we installed would keep all that money ? What a shock.
Remember - the "Allies" would provide huge amounts of supplies and manpower at no cost to us - hey, those Toluvian Special Forces worked out great, until their canoes got stuck in the sand. What a shock.
Yep, let's all celebrate the Ten Year Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq.
We have 99 cent gasoline, no Americans died placing Radical Muslins in charge, we don't have a $6 Trillion Dollar cost our kids will pay, and those Muslims are are so very happy to have America invade, bomb, kill, kidnap, and torture their fellow citizens.
Oh wait ......
#3 Mar 19, 2013
They are busily helping Bush search for WMDs.
#5 Mar 19, 2013
Estimates of Iraq War Cost Were Not Close to Ballpark
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
Published: March 19, 2008
WASHINGTON — At the outset of the Iraq war, the Bush administration predicted that it would cost $50 billion to $60 billion to oust Saddam Hussein, restore order and install a new government.
Five years in, the Pentagon tags the cost of the Iraq war at roughly $600 billion and counting. Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and critic of the war, pegs the long-term cost at more than $4 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office and other analysts say that $1 trillion to $2 trillion is more realistic, depending on troop levels and on how long the American occupation continues.....
Iraq war cost:$6 trillion. What else could have been done?
By David Lazarus
March 18, 2013, 10:36 a.m.
In case you were wondering, the price tag for the war in Iraq could eventually top $6 trillion.
Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion, occupation and slugfest of Iraq, which, lest we forget, was begun in the name of protecting us from weapons of mass destruction that never existed.
A study by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies finds that the war has cost $1.7 trillion so far, with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans.
Those costs could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next 40 years, the report concluded.
The war has killed at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number. Factoring in security forces, insurgents, journalists and aid workers, the death toll rises to an estimated 176,000 to 189,000....
#6 Mar 19, 2013
Do yall support America or the Iranian or the Iraq's
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#9 Mar 19, 2013
None of the hijackers were Iranian or Iraqi.
No operational ties to al Qaida.
No Weapons of Mass Destruction.
The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia. Others were from Egypt, Lebanon, and the UAE.
US Congress opts for "freedom fries"
French fries are off the menu for US legislators
French fries in the House of Representatives' cafeterias will now be known as "freedom fries" as part of a Republican protest at France's opposition to a war on Iraq.
Republican representative Bob Ney, whose committee is in charge of the eateries, said the action was "a small but symbolic effort to show the strong displeasure of many on Capitol Hill with the actions of our so-called ally, France".
French toast from now on will be known as "freedom toast".
The move - following the lead of a North Carolina restaurant - reflects the anti-French sentiment among some lawmakers who feel President Jacques Chirac is betraying the US by opposing its policy on disarming Iraq.
France has said it will use its veto to block a second UN resolution to allow war to commence with Iraq....
Exhaustive review finds no link between Saddam and al Qaida
Warren P. Strobel | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008
WASHINGTON — An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were captured after the 2003 U.S. invasion has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden's al Qaida terrorist network.
The Pentagon-sponsored study, scheduled for release later this week, did confirm that Saddam's regime provided some support to other terrorist groups, particularly in the Middle East, U.S. officials told McClatchy. However, his security services were directed primarily against Iraqi exiles, Shiite Muslims, Kurds and others he considered enemies of his regime.
The new study of the Iraqi regime's archives found no documents indicating a "direct operational link" between Hussein's Iraq and al Qaida before the invasion, according to a U.S. official familiar with the report....
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#11 Mar 19, 2013
Right Wing thinking that is so amazing - If you support America you want to bankrupt our country and put as many of our troops as possible in body bags "protecting" our Muslim drug dealing warlords thousands and thousands of miles away.
We moderates believe;
We support our country by bringing our troops home and not send them unnecessarily into harms way, and spend our money on our own citizens, schools, medical care and infrastructure.
Shouldn't be a tough choice which is truly patriotic.
#12 Mar 19, 2013
Again with the facts and rational analysis.
19 of the 20 09/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia, and led by one of the bin Laden royal family.
But, Saudi Arabia and the bin Ladens have been close friends and business partners of the Bush family - so of course we invaded Iraq.
Heck, if Russia ever sponsored terrorists to attack us, since they also donated money to Bush's "Library" - we'd have to invade Costa Rica - they're the only country that would be easier to defeat than Iraq.
#13 Mar 19, 2013
By the way, you're right, 15 of 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia, the other 4 traveled through and were sponsored by Saudi Arabia.
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#15 Mar 19, 2013
We'll put "Bored" down as one of those War Supporters so happy to spend Trillions of Dollars and Thousands of our troops' lives - all to replace a moderate, antiterrorist Muslim - with a terrorist supporting, extremist Muslim, Iran supporter.
It worked our so great for us all.
#16 Mar 19, 2013
Letter from a true American Patriot:
Days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Tomas Young, then a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., made a decision repeated by many other Americans around the country: He was going to enlist in the military in hopes of getting even with the enemies who had helped coordinate the deaths of nearly 3,000 men, women and children.
Less than three years later, Young's Army service placed him not in Afghanistan -- where then-President George W. Bush had told the nation the terrorist plot had originated -- but in Iraq. On April 4, 2004, just five days into his first tour, Young's convoy was attacked by insurgents. A bullet from an AK-47 severed his spine. Another struck his knee. Young would never walk again, and in fact, for the next nearly nine years, he would suffer a number of medical setbacks that allowed him to survive only with the help of extensive medical procedures and the care of his wife, Claudia.
The incident turned Young into one of the most vocal veteran critics of the Iraq War. He has, however, saved his most powerful criticism for what he claims will be his last. Young says he'll die soon, but not before writing a letter to Bush and former Vice President Cheney on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War.
From Young's letter, published on TruthDig:
I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americansâ€”my fellow veteransâ€”whose future you stole.
Young went on to attack the "cowardice" of Bush and Cheney for avoiding military service themselves, and to encourage them to "stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness."
(Read Young's entire letter here.)
In February, Young, the subject of the 2007 documentary "Body of War" about his recovery process and the Iraq War, told the audience at a screening of the film that he planned to end his life in April.
According to the Ridgefield Press, Young announced that he would stop taking all nourishment and life-extending medications at that time. He's since said that the deterioration to his body from the injury and ensuing complications would make it physically impossible for him to commit suicide in any other way.
"It's time," he told the audience over Skype, while seated beside his wife. "When I go I want be alert and aware."
Young spoke more about his decision in a recent interview with journalist and Iraq War critic Chris Hedges.
â€śI made the decision to go on hospice care, to stop feeding and fade away," he said. "This way, instead of committing the conventional suicide and I am out of the picture, people have a way to stop by or call and say their goodbyes. I felt this was a fairer way to treat people than to just go out with a note."
For the rest of Hedges' interview with Young, click here. For the rest of The Huffington Post's coverage on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, click here.
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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#19 Mar 19, 2013
The Conservatives on here are all Americans. Who knows what the Libbies support, mainly they just stand around looking clueless and asking for handouts.
#21 Mar 20, 2013
You calling somone a "nut job" is fairly comical, don't you think? Oh, yes, that's right, you don't think.
#22 Mar 20, 2013
Another Right Winger, hiding from having helped create the the biggest debacle in history by trying to distract and avoid.
The Americans on here are the ones who cared enough about our country and our troops not to bankrupt the country and not kill our troops just to get Right Wing corporate tools re- elected
We'll put you down as a War Supporter happy to have borrowed and spent Trillions of Dollars,
and resulted in the death of thousands of America's best and bravest,
helping his Radical Muslim drug dealing warlords take power and join Iran in jointly fighting American interests.
Don't want to send American boys to die so Mohammed has to fight his own war ? You must be a leeeeeeeeberal.
If so, apparently, only leeeeeeeeberals have any love of country.
But hey, thanks to the Iraq War, oil company profits climbed over a Trillion Dollars - so it was worth it.
You have to kinda feel sorry for Right Wingers - like spoiled children, they've never been held accountable - it's gotta suck.
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