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Middle East in turmoil 10 years
after Iraq invasion that officials
said would bring peace

McClatchy Newspapers, by Nancy A. Youssef

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Posted By:ronbet, 3/15/2013 6:42:34 AM

CAIRO—President George W. Bush kept it simple in his short television address the evening of March 19, 2003: U.S. forces had begun their campaign to unseat Saddam Hussein, he said. The goals, he outlined in his first sentence, were straightforward: “to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.” Some 522 words later he promised the result: “We will bring freedom to others and we will prevail.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 3/15/2013 7:14:24 AM     (No. 9226034)

IRAQ is literally an ocean of calm compared to any ME country toyched by an ´arab spring´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 3/15/2013 7:26:29 AM     (No. 9226049)

W deposed a guy who was training airline hijackers in the Iraqi desert;
whose gunners were firing at American aircrews who were where they had a right to be doing what they had a right to do;
who was rewarding the families of terrorists who martyred themelves killing innocent Isrelis;
who, according to one Iraqi source, transferred WMD components out of the country on converted airliners before our invasion;
who, according to another source, had his sons transfer components to Al Qaim in Syria at the time of our border crossing;
who,according to another source ( Loftus) had Russian aid in getting WMD out of the country before our attack;
who had used chemical weapons on his own people;
who was developing what the al Qaeda who attacked our towers with box knives lacked, a WMD capability;

Other than that, nothing.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/15/2013 7:41:09 AM     (No. 9226067)

i think then idea was for democracyy tp spread. it may, but we can hope the turmoil spreads to Iran

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/15/2013 7:48:15 AM     (No. 9226079)

A bunch of leftists were claiming yesterday the Iraq war will end up costing $7 trillion. If that´s the case then the stimulus will end up costing $20 trillion.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 3/15/2013 8:42:57 AM     (No. 9226155)

Isn´t it odd that after 9/11, we hoped the middle east would move towards liberty and democracy and in the 2006 election the USA moved away from liberty and democracy. And in the following elections, continued to move away from those ideals.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: reilly, 3/15/2013 9:03:14 AM     (No. 9226184)


The Middle East has a lot fewer Al-Qaeda types hanging around. But Nancy A. Youssef still is. Why don´t you go back to Egypt, Nancy, and wear the burqa?



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Reply 7 - Posted by: southernboy, 3/15/2013 9:09:27 AM     (No. 9226196)

And someday we’ll figure out that ‘democracy’ cannot be brought, or given to anyone. The people have to want it bad enough to get it themselves. No one ‘brought’ our system of government (which is a Republic, by the way)
to our forefathers. They fought long and hard for it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/15/2013 9:17:31 AM     (No. 9226218)

Well face it, when you take 7th century barbarians that are 1/4 of a step above cavemen what did you expect?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/15/2013 9:29:06 AM     (No. 9226255)

We can thank zippy, PIAPS, congressional damnocrats, Ayers and Dorhn for pushing the Arab Spring. That´s where the blame lies.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 3/15/2013 9:45:03 AM     (No. 9226307)

As soon as Øvomit was elected, and announced that our policy for Iraq and Afghanistan was going to be surrender, the islamoterrorists knew that they had won.

Øvomit made it clear that his policy was ´´loose at any cost´´. Sadly, that cost was the lives of many brave American servicemen.



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