Iraq Anniversary; Your opinions on the war?

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  1. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/03/19/iraq.anniversary/index.html


    6 Years to the day that the war in Iraq began...


    What are your views on the War, Do you think its right?
    Personally I think the job isn't done, And will not be anytime soon

    US and British troops try to maintain a peaceful Iraq, Training police and miltary, But can the Iraqi forces hold Iraq from the force of the Taliban?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Doubtful :(

    If tens of thousands of highly trained troops have trouble, a new and relativity amateurish "force" doesn't seem to stand a hope.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Taliban? Since when were they in Iraq?
     
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    +1
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yep- that's Afghanistan, where we should have been focusing all along.
     
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    Al Qaeda-Hussein Link Is Dismissed, Washington Post
    Bin Laden called Hussein and his regime infidels. Did we do the Taliban a favor by removing Hussein?
     
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    :mad:


    As for the Iraq war... I'm just glad it was easy as John McCain said it would be and that it only took 6 weeks. Well worth it.
     
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    They've said similar things about the Iranians, so it looks like the Taliban/Alqaeda are going to receive some more favors.
     
  9. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I think it was worthwhile. We allowed too many millions to die after not finishing the job during the first war. The real pity is that no one else in the world did anything for either Iraq or Afghanistan before this. The same can be said for many African countries.

    A quote I really like sums it up for me

    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself"
     
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    Why was it worthwhile? What has been achieved?
     
  11. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Millions? Care to provide a source for that claim?

    No one ever said they were not prepared to fight for anything they just said that the Iraq was a foolish venture based on faulty thinking, which was later shown to be true.
     
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    It's a major blight on the countries of the "coalition of the willing" and I hope the aggression and futility is reflected on forever.

    War truly is the most absolute moronic exercise.



    The true brave don't fight with violence. The true brave don't fall for patriotic rhetoric. The most miserable creature of all and the least patriotic and moral is he who calls for a war and for others to fight it. War is the most ugly of things by a long shot. Everybody loses and pays too high a price.
     
  13. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    In much the same was as the bombing of Dresden and Hamburg in WWII I hope.
     
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    What "job" was that? Destroying the regime you had been backing with arms, AWACS and political support for ten years in a proxy war with Iran? Killing tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers for their reprisal raid into Kuwait, which had been stealing their oil using diagonal drilling equipment supplied by a corporation connected to your President?
    No, the real shame is that your half-witted and ignorant dogma-driven Administration was so clueless as to stick their oar in where others had more wisely abstained, and that people like you count the resultant carnage and slaughter "worthwhile".
    A tragically misguided sentiment. War is utterly pointless.
     
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    "All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose, must take their whole character and color from the end to which they are subservient. " —*John Stuart Mill.

    Also, and I just stumbled upon this quote also by Mill, "Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives."
     
  16. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Clearly the war was worth it for Rumsfeld et al, whose commercial interests continue to reap the benefits of the civil engineering projects that rebuild the shattered capability of the country.

    Odd that it didn't need rebuilding beforehand, but there you go.

    The war was certainly worth it as live-test bed and proving ground for a large number of military systems and acted as the reason for the perpetuation of huge "defence" budget spends from the allies.

    Oh, sure this war was worth it.
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Are you saying every war ever fought or just the one in Iraq?
     
  18. scott:mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Taliban are spread over the world, There are MOST living in Pakistan of all places.

    Pakistan are the main source of Taliban, Being it is smack in the middle of the Mid-East.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehrik-i-Taliban_Pakistan

    So, The Taliban may be in Iraq, If Iraq goes sour then im sure the Taliban will spread into everywhere possible where there is little Resistance (Armed Presence).

    If they aren't there already
    "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing."
    -Edmund Burke


    "Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die."
    -Herbert Hoover "
     
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    Haha good quotes :). Harriet Taylor was awesome.
     
  20. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Oh dear.
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

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    I am inclined to think the former.
     
  22. skunk macrumors G4

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    You've been looking at your atlas again, haven't you? :)
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    If we don't fight any wars in our history we won't evolve. War is not pretty but sometimes it is necessary.
     
  24. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Nah. Google Streetview Taliban Edition™.
     
  25. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Pakistan is not in the Middle East.
     

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