10 years later: The Iraq war's lasting impact on U.S. politics

There are 139 comments on the cbsnews.com story from Mar 19, 2013, titled 10 years later: The Iraq war's lasting impact on U.S. politics. In it, cbsnews.com reports that:

In the months leading up to the Iraq war, an up-and-coming state senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, gave a passionate speech about the looming conflict, calling it "rash" and "dumb." Today, on the 10-year anniversary of the start of the war, Americans are still politically divided over the war, though most say the U.S. should have avoided it.

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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#26 Mar 19, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Exxon in 2012 made the most profit of any company EVER in world history.$45 Billion.
US oil production is at the highest levels in the past 14 years.
US oil imports are at the lowest levels in the past 20 years.
US oil EXPORTS are at the highest levels since 1949.
In 2012 the US EXPORTED MORE oil and gas than it Imported.
Unless you want Obama to take over US oil companies by force and set-up a navel blockade in the Gulf there's not much he can do about gas prices.
You Repubs got suckered on that Drill Baby Drill crap.
one word.....pipeline.....
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#27 Mar 19, 2013
RayOne wrote:
Washington DC is the same, the elites still send the young to die in foreign lands. The modern way to force opinion is to lock the doors.
Some of those "elites" toddle off to Paris to tout religion! LOLL

Some of us who were against the Iraq war were considered "unpatriotic" and "anti-American" - funny how that works.
Notice

Gardner, MA

#28 Mar 19, 2013
In a just world, Bush Cheney, Rumsfeld would all be handed over to the hague for War Crimes!!

Hello, until we deal with the fact that this country was lead to War that resulted in the deaths of more than 4000 US soldiers, more than 100 thousand Iraqi citizens and costs more than 1 trillion dollars based ON LIES, we will be at risk of doing it again!!

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/19/watch-hubris-d...

Got news for you complicit Press, got news for you complicit Pundit Class, got news for you complicit Politicians, I am not alone in this national concensus!!!!

This is not going to go away like you wish it to!
Independent

Rushville, IN

#29 Mar 19, 2013
There's another war, the war on conservative white LEGAL Americans.
Your Ex

United States

#30 Mar 19, 2013
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget the war on the rich.
Now that's just a straight up stupid comment.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#31 Mar 19, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Exxon in 2012 made the most profit of any company EVER in world history.$45 Billion.
US oil production is at the highest levels in the past 14 years.
US oil imports are at the lowest levels in the past 20 years.
US oil EXPORTS are at the highest levels since 1949.
In 2012 the US EXPORTED MORE oil and gas than it Imported.
Unless you want Obama to take over US oil companies by force and set-up a navel blockade in the Gulf there's not much he can do about gas prices.
You Repubs got suckered on that Drill Baby Drill crap.
Right, we didn't want those jobs created anyway. Are you Obama's caddy.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#32 Mar 19, 2013
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget the war on the rich.
Or the Republican war on women.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#33 Mar 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Right, we didn't want those jobs created anyway. Are you Obama's caddy.
The Republicans have been virtually 100% against job creation for the last four years. What's changed?
Independent

Rushville, IN

#34 Mar 19, 2013
Gary wrote:
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Or the Republican war on women.
Why are you lying Gary? the war on women come from the left, look what they have said about conservative females, stop spewing things you have heard from the MSM, think for yourself for once.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#35 Mar 19, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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one word.....pipeline.....
Why???????? Which part about the US EXPORTING more oil than it imported during 2012 did your dumbass not understand? The ONLY thing a pipeline would do is load more tankers bound for China.
Notice

Gardner, MA

#36 Mar 19, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Why???????? Which part about the US EXPORTING more oil than it imported during 2012 did your dumbass not understand? The ONLY thing a pipeline would do is load more tankers bound for China.
Well said, and first time this has happened in 50 years, and it happens when a DEMOCRAT makes it happen!

Remember Bush holding hands with Saudi Princes?
http://www.google.com/search...

Would NEVER happen under a Republican President!

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#37 Mar 19, 2013
Gary wrote:
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The Republicans have been virtually 100% against job creation for the last four years. What's changed?
Bold Lie Award cupcake. you bet your sweet bippie.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#38 Mar 19, 2013
Gary wrote:
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Or the Republican war on women.
Oh and the war on the 2nd amendment.

hahahaha Senate Democrats just dropped the assault weapons ban from the gun bill......hahahahah he he he he he ho ho ho. I guess they shot their wad.....right in Obama's eye.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#39 Mar 19, 2013
I keyed a libs hybrid at Starbucks last night, then went inside to tease him about it, and see what kind of man he was. The place was full of ponytailed ex hippies, but I found him, he was sitting there in his birkenstocks, sipping a double espresso cappucino latte, and bashing Bush on the wifi. When I told about his car, he fainted, and soiled himself...tough guy, typical.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#40 Mar 19, 2013
This is why prison should be the first step in the corruption relocation program for Washington DC public servants.
Who break the law.
VoteVets org wrote:
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War means money to the wealthy few who own most of Congress.
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Iraq/Military-Industrial Complex/The Ruling Class
http://tinyurl.com/28ubsjy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =eX0xkDkxchAXX
Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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What I Knew Before the Invasion
http://tinyurl.com/dtpyy November 20, 2005
By Senator Bob Graham
I, too, presumed the president was being truthful -- until a series of events undercut that confidence.
In February 2002, after a briefing on the status of the war in Afghanistan, the commanding officer, Gen. Tommy Franks, told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq -- a war more than a year away. Even at this early date, the White House was signaling that the threat posed by Saddam Hussein was of such urgency that it had priority over the crushing of al Qaeda.
In the early fall of 2002, a joint House-Senate intelligence inquiry committee, which I co-chaired, was in the final stages of its investigation of what happened before Sept. 11. As the unclassified final report of the inquiry documented, several failures of intelligence contributed to the tragedy. But as of October 2002, 13 months later, the administration was resisting initiating any substantial action to understand, much less fix, those problems.
At a meeting of the Senate intelligence committee on Sept. 5, 2002, CIA Director George Tenet was asked what the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) provided as the rationale for a preemptive war in Iraq. An NIE is the product of the entire intelligence community, and its most comprehensive assessment. I was stunned when Tenet said that no NIE had been requested by the White House and none had been prepared. Invoking our rarely used senatorial authority, I directed the completion of an NIE.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#41 Mar 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Oh and the war on the 2nd amendment.
hahahaha Senate Democrats just dropped the assault weapons ban from the gun bill......hahahahah he he he he he ho ho ho. I guess they shot their wad.....right in Obama's eye.
"Oh and the war on the 2nd amendment."

Oh, and the Republican war on the 1st Amendment.
And on the 4th.

In fact, the Republican war on the Bill of Rights, excepting
the 2nd Amendment.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#42 Mar 19, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
I keyed a libs hybrid at Starbucks last night, then went inside to tease him about it, and see what kind of man he was. The place was full of ponytailed ex hippies, but I found him, he was sitting there in his birkenstocks, sipping a double espresso cappucino latte, and bashing Bush on the wifi. When I told about his car, he fainted, and soiled himself...tough guy, typical.
This post is no different from anything else you ever put out. Just more BS.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#43 Mar 19, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
I keyed a libs hybrid at Starbucks last night, then went inside to tease him about it, and see what kind of man he was. The place was full of ponytailed ex hippies, but I found him, he was sitting there in his birkenstocks, sipping a double espresso cappucino latte, and bashing Bush on the wifi. When I told about his car, he fainted, and soiled himself...tough guy, typical.
Your fiction is like your politocs. Pure garbage.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#44 Mar 19, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
"Oh and the war on the 2nd amendment."
Oh, and the Republican war on the 1st Amendment.
And on the 4th.
In fact, the Republican war on the Bill of Rights, excepting
the 2nd Amendment.
What wars on the fist and fourth.....prove your point pork chop or forever hold your piece.......now I didn't say penis, so stop that.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#45 Mar 19, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Your fiction is like your politocs. Pure garbage.
politocs?

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