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Are you confused about the war in Iraq? I would bet, that most of you are... Read this, and understand. http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/iraq/articles/opinion030318.htm http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/050307/opinion/7barone.htm

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Edumacation the easy way. Beats thinkin'.
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If you learn from experts you become educated. THEN, you may be able to form an EDUCATED opinion of your own. Or in your cases, just say something stupid. Stick to the thread topic if you can...

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So are you saying the ends justify the means? If lawless behavior results in a stable boot-licking government, it's all good?

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So are you saying the ends justify the means? If lawless behavior results in a stable boot-licking government, it's all good?
It was a case of worse or worser. Less death vs more death. Stable government=less death. Saddam still in power=much more death. [xx(]

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So an editorial from an already biased news source will educate me...

Damn my liberal college professors for failing at the task so miserably. I'm going to go yell at some of my employees.

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Lets see,

We are paying BILLIONS to ensure cheap oil in Iraq! Oh wait oil is going to $60.00 a gallon!

We freed the Iraqis!
Oh wait we keep killing them!

We got rid of WMD's!
Oh wait there weren't any!

Our young service men get to die a horrible death!
Oh wait that sucks big time!

What is good about this POS war again???
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Lets see,

We are paying BILLIONS to ensure cheap oil in Iraq! Oh wait oil is going to $60.00 a gallon!

We freed the Iraqis!
Oh wait we keep killing them!

We got rid of WMD's!
Oh wait there weren't any!

Our young service men get to die a horrible death!
Oh wait that sucks big time!

What is good about this POS war again???
We are spreading democracy and we are killing the terrorists. I thought you already knew that, Shane.
You've certainly been told that enough times by you know who. When I watch him say it for the 49th time, he still looks like a man trying to convince himself.

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RE: Are you confused about Iraq? Chances are? YES!

Am I confused about Iraq? Nope. Since the errors of the 1990's have been addressed, things are going better than I could have hoped. In 2003 I predicted, though teh cause was just, that we would fail because the Iraqi people were (I then believed) incapable of self-government. Few times in my life have I been so relieved to have been proven time-and-again, so wrong.

Is it a 'done deal'? Heck now! There is still an awful lot of hard work, pain, and loss that will be borne mostly by the Iraqi people and then by us. Even then, democracy is never a guarantee. It is always a hope or dream but never a certainty. But the people of Iraq have embraced it beyond my expectation. If they continue down this path, they may just pull this off.

We (mostly the USA but certainly Britain, Poland, Australia, Italy and others) will pay a huge price for teh freedom of others.

What better cause for risk and sacrifice is there than the advancement of liberty?
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Am I confused about Iraq? Nope. Since the errors of the 1990's have been addressed, things are going better than I could have hoped. In 2003 I predicted, though teh cause was just, that we would fail because the Iraqi people were (I then believed) incapable of self-government. Few times in my life have I been so relieved to have been proven time-and-again, so wrong.

Is it a 'done deal'? Heck now! There is still an awful lot of hard work, pain, and loss that will be borne mostly by the Iraqi people and then by us. Even then, democracy is never a guarantee. It is always a hope or dream but never a certainty. But the people of Iraq have embraced it beyond my expectation. If they continue down this path, they may just pull this off.

We (mostly the USA but certainly Britain, Poland, Australia, Italy and others) will pay a huge price for teh freedom of others.

What better cause for risk and sacrifice is there than the advancement of liberty?
Let freedom reighn

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