Iraq War, a Decade Later

Iraq War, a Decade Later

There are 84 comments on the wsj.com story from Mar 19, 2013, titled Iraq War, a Decade Later. In it, wsj.com reports that:

For the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq, take a look back at the war through a selection of photos from 2003 to 2011.

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Fitchburg, MA

#22 Mar 20, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Bush's reason and jusification was right. It WAS a legal war unlike ObAma's war in Libya. Clinton had the UN backing in '98 but was more interested in a BJ. Bill kicked that can down the road ,just like he did with UBL. THANKS BILL!!
Yeah you like to try and sound real F-ing smart but, you're really just a Trol.

Check your facts Troll, it's not an actual War! Congress declatres War according to our Constitution! And Iraq is/was not one.

It's not the FOOLED thar are guilty, it's the FOOLERS!!!

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#23 Mar 20, 2013
two2tango wrote:
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My thing is when Saddam gassed the Kurds after Gulf War I right then and there they had proof of use of wmds. Heck they would've had bodies to autopsy for more proof. I find it too convenient as an excuse for the GW jr crew to "finish" a job over a decade later.
There will always be threats and/or percieved threats so you need more than a reactionary & aggressive defensive stance to deal with them. If a civilian dealt with potential "threats" from criminals the GW jr crew overreacted to Saddam they would be in jail for murder by now.
The Kurd's were gassed n 1988. The first Gulf War was in 1991. Clinton could had done something, which he did fire a few cruise missiles a time or two. 9/11 changed eveything and if we were more premptive then reactive in our crime, we would have less of it, the same with two bit dictators.
Libya gave up their WMD program without a shoot fired, they were helping the US with redition and GWOT and for their help, Obama started an illegal war, armed jihadist and helped execute their leader. Great friends we are!!
Obama did not like GW's handling of the ME, his way isn't working either!
two2tango

Pottstown, PA

#24 Mar 20, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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The Kurd's were gassed n 1988. The first Gulf War was in 1991. Clinton could had done something, which he did fire a few cruise missiles a time or two. 9/11 changed eveything and if we were more premptive then reactive in our crime, we would have less of it, the same with two bit dictators.
Libya gave up their WMD program without a shoot fired, they were helping the US with redition and GWOT and for their help, Obama started an illegal war, armed jihadist and helped execute their leader. Great friends we are!!
Obama did not like GW's handling of the ME, his way isn't working either!
My mistake on the gassing. Kurds were masscred or executed in mass but not gassed after Gulf War I. A post Gulf War I 1991 Kurdish rebellion was brutally supressed including mass executions and gunship masscres.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/288898...

Ironically the US/Bush Sr position was not 'intervene' in the affairs of other countries. But there were still human rights violations that would've been justification to finish the job then. They could've let the UN occupy the country with air support and miscellaneous troop deployments.

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#25 Mar 20, 2013
Marco Rubio wrote:
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LOL ... That's not what all the major intelligence services told us BEFORE the war, including many Democrats like Hillary Clinton.
You're also foolish to believe Saddaam Hussein wouldn't be building a bomb right now and engaged in a Middle East arms race with Iran right now if he were alive.
Errors and speculation....that's all you've got? Seriously?

I suppose you need SOMETHING to keep you from having to admit that Bush, Cheney et. al. were war criminals...

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#26 Mar 20, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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The Kurd's were gassed n 1988. The first Gulf War was in 1991. Clinton could had done something, which he did fire a few cruise missiles a time or two. 9/11 changed eveything and if we were more premptive then reactive in our crime, we would have less of it, the same with two bit dictators.
Libya gave up their WMD program without a shoot fired, they were helping the US with redition and GWOT and for their help, Obama started an illegal war, armed jihadist and helped execute their leader. Great friends we are!!
Obama did not like GW's handling of the ME, his way isn't working either!
Unbelievable partisan mess. Clinton wasn't President during the Gulf War, to start. Clinton didn't have reason to start a war, nor did Bush II. We don't simply make war on every "two-bit dictator" around, although it sometimes seems like it.

Your own statement about Libya demolishes your position that it was necessary to war on Saddam to get him to give up a nuclear weapons program he didn't have, idiot. Do you even READ your own posts?

Then you whine about "Obama starting an illegal war" in Libya, though the conflict started as a rebellion against long-time enemy Khadafi and resulted in his downfall - something you oppose, even though you SUPPORTED Saddam's removal. Do you realize how stupidly inconsistent that is?

Obama's methods are certainly better than Bush II's, even if they're not good. At least he hasnt' started another major war for no reason at all!

Dummy.

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#27 Mar 20, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Unbelievable partisan mess. Clinton wasn't President during the Gulf War, to start. Clinton didn't have reason to start a war, nor did Bush II. We don't simply make war on every "two-bit dictator" around, although it sometimes seems like it.
Your own statement about Libya demolishes your position that it was necessary to war on Saddam to get him to give up a nuclear weapons program he didn't have, idiot. Do you even READ your own posts?
Then you whine about "Obama starting an illegal war" in Libya, though the conflict started as a rebellion against long-time enemy Khadafi and resulted in his downfall - something you oppose, even though you SUPPORTED Saddam's removal. Do you realize how stupidly inconsistent that is?
Obama's methods are certainly better than Bush II's, even if they're not good. At least he hasnt' started another major war for no reason at all!
Dummy.


I never said Clinton was president during the first Gulf War. YES, Clinton and Bush I&II HAD reasons to take out Saddam. Saddam did not take the US serious, Gadhafi DID! He was helping us too after that and he did need to go, but not the way he did. Wait until one of the 20,000 MANPADS that are missing shoot down an aircraft.
Did Bush have the approval of Congress for Iraq? YES
Did Obama have the same approval for Libya? NO!
Is Obama's method better? He lost Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, Libya is gone plus a dead Ambassador, Syria,civil war, drone war in Pakistan,Yemen,Somilia, Iran close to a nuke, Bahrain,Jordan,Tunis are unstable. France suckered us into a war so THEY could get better oil deals. Is his plan really working better? Time will tell!
Steven Hassan

South Africa

#28 Mar 21, 2013
Marco Rubio wrote:
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Iraq is free a much better place since it was liberated and no longer a threat to America... They are not building bombs like their hostile neighbors. Even the extreme liberal Bill Mahr admitted it this week!
Most Iraqis would disagree with you.
Steven Hassan

South Africa

#29 Mar 21, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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I never said Clinton was president during the first Gulf War. YES, Clinton and Bush I&II HAD reasons to take out Saddam. Saddam did not take the US serious, Gadhafi DID! He was helping us too after that and he did need to go, but not the way he did. Wait until one of the 20,000 MANPADS that are missing shoot down an aircraft.
Did Bush have the approval of Congress for Iraq? YES
Did Obama have the same approval for Libya? NO!
Is Obama's method better? He lost Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, Libya is gone plus a dead Ambassador, Syria,civil war, drone war in Pakistan,Yemen,Somilia, Iran close to a nuke, Bahrain,Jordan,Tunis are unstable. France suckered us into a war so THEY could get better oil deals. Is his plan really working better? Time will tell!
You are aperfect example of how far our country has gone from its ideals...ever heard of the rule of law?

Probably not.

What right did we have to invade Iraq, and for that matter Afganistan. Neither country was a threat..WWII started becase two countries forgot about the rule of law and began to invade countries for no reason...so what does that make us...

Thats right...the bad guys.

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#30 Mar 21, 2013
Steven Hassan wrote:
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You are aperfect example of how far our country has gone from its ideals...ever heard of the rule of law?
Probably not.
What right did we have to invade Iraq, and for that matter Afganistan. Neither country was a threat..WWII started becase two countries forgot about the rule of law and began to invade countries for no reason...so what does that make us...
Thats right...the bad guys.
Let's see the rule of law. Does the rule of law allow a country to harbor and train men that use the visa status of another country to enter an learn how to fly planes into buildings?

Let's see the rule of law. Does the rule of law allow a country to invade a neighbour to capture their oil fields and threaten the free flow of energy worldwide?

Besides the fact Iraq was given the chance to leave Kuwait and the Taliban was given the chance to give up UBL both said no.

If that is your idea of the rule of law, we wander why we are in this mess now! Our enemy sees use as weak and as long as people like you put people like Obama in charge, that idea will not change anytime soon.

THIS WAR WILL CONTINUE BECAUSE OUR ENEMY DOES NOT FEAR USE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU!
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Fitchburg, MA

#31 Mar 21, 2013
"people like Obama in charge"

Who actually killed OBL????? NOT Georgie!! Georgie invaded a country that was not responsible for attacking us, is that really hard to understand?!!?
Marco Rubio

Stamford, CT

#32 Mar 21, 2013
Notice wrote:
"people like Obama in charge"
Who actually killed OBL????? NOT Georgie!! Georgie invaded a country that was not responsible for attacking us, is that really hard to understand?!!?
Where's the photo? Why was Obama afraid to show the world?
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Fitchburg, MA

#33 Mar 21, 2013
Marco Rubio wrote:
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Where's the photo? Why was Obama afraid to show the world?
Why is Marco Rubio NOT going to be President?
Marco Rubio

Stamford, CT

#34 Mar 21, 2013
Notice wrote:
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Why is Marco Rubio NOT going to be President?
Why don't you stay on topic and answer the question?

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#35 Mar 21, 2013
Notice wrote:
"people like Obama in charge"
Who actually killed OBL????? NOT Georgie!! Georgie invaded a country that was not responsible for attacking us, is that really hard to understand?!!?
Obama b*tched about waterboarding but if it wasn't for that procedure, UBL would still be alive! WATERBOARDING WORKED AND HE ISN'TMAN ENOUGH TO ADMIT IT!
The rest of the ME is on fire and what is Obama doing about it? Arming jihadist, the Muslim Brotherhood and ALLOWED the death of HIS PERSONAL REPRSENTIVE! Is Obama's way any better? Time will tell.
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Fitchburg, MA

#36 Mar 21, 2013
Marco Rubio wrote:
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Why don't you stay on topic and answer the question?
Quite simple, your question included your declaration that Obama is afraid. THOSE aren't real questions so much as set ups. GET IT! Cause no BS question posted by a Troll will ever get answered by me!
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Fitchburg, MA

#37 Mar 21, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Obama b*tched about waterboarding but if it wasn't for that procedure, UBL would still be alive! WATERBOARDING WORKED AND HE ISN'TMAN ENOUGH TO ADMIT IT!
The rest of the ME is on fire and what is Obama doing about it? Arming jihadist, the Muslim Brotherhood and ALLOWED the death of HIS PERSONAL REPRSENTIVE! Is Obama's way any better? Time will tell.
IF that were true, WHY DIDN'T Georgie get him, Georgie started Waterboarding before the Iraq Invasion started?

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#38 Mar 22, 2013
Notice wrote:
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IF that were true, WHY DIDN'T Georgie get him, Georgie started Waterboarding before the Iraq Invasion started?
IT WORKED ,JUST BE MAN ENOUGHT TO ADMIT IT!

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#39 Mar 22, 2013
The CIA interrogators got better results with gaining prisoners trust and a softly softly approach rather than torturing the sh*t out of them.

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#40 Mar 22, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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I never said Clinton was president during the first Gulf War. YES, Clinton and Bush I&II HAD reasons to take out Saddam. Saddam did not take the US serious.....EDITED.....
Couldn't get beyond this LOL-loony comment...Saddam "did not take the US serious [sic]??" Really?

That's hilarious. You are really, really clueless.:)

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#41 Mar 22, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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IT WORKED ,JUST BE MAN ENOUGHT TO ADMIT IT!
Bank robbery "works," too. But it's ILLEGAL, dumbass.

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