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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Tell me again WHY we invaded Iraq. Typo?

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    Iran is much larger and perceived as being a much more difficult target (plus, more Russian support), so NOT a typo.


    You never saw Goldfinger??? The Bush, Jr administration had lots of oil selling at low prices. The fictional Goldfinger had lots of gold, and hoped to increase its value by destroying all the gold in Ft Knox. The Bush, Jr administration disrupted Iraqi oil, drove the price of their oil (and oil futures) through the roof, and pocketed trillions. For starters. Then there were no-bid contracts, all of which involved lots of baksheesh.


    Liberals were told that the Bush, Sr-Clinton embargo had killed half a million innocent children, and were convinced that getting rid of Saddam and ending the embargo was the least of all possible evils. Conservatives were told that Saddam was one of the three principles who perpetrated 9/11, and he had almost completed development of a new plan that would make 9/11 seem like a traffic jam. The majority of voters supported the Iraq War from ’02 until ’06.


    The people who convinced the voters to support them and their no-bid contracts deserved every cent of the trillions they got to pocket for their hard work: the labourer is worthy of his hire.

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    So we’re the bankrupt policeman of the world and you’re OK with that? He was our man in the middle east until he showed some initiative on his own, then we had to teach him a trillion dollar lesson. I agree with you sometimes, this time you are off your rocker.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Mr. Powell should not be in that picture. He told Mr. Bush that if we went into Iraq we would own it. “If we break that, we’ll own it.” and went on to explain why he was against the idea. He was so against it, the administration lied to him and he is still quietly angry about having been put in the position of lying to the UN.
    Is that dessert made from yellow cake? A little U308 with a nice lemon chiffon frosting?
    The fellow sitting between Mr. Bush and Mr. Powell would like some to go. He’s always hungry.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Rick Taft

    Rick Taft said, almost 2 years ago

    Actually, Bush’s favorite dish was cooked books.

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 2 years ago

    Cheney and Rumsfield were more the chefs here with Bush pretty much the host of the party.

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    @onguard

    The population of Iraq is roughly 31 million. Are the other 29 million hiding with the WMDs?

  8. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 2 years ago

    We still don’t know we’re fighting World War Three.
    The enemy knew it then and still knows it.
    The confusion on our part has to do with the old carrard about how generals “always fight the last war”. I.e., we’re defining the current problem in light of the past several centuries of western civilizations where wars are faught between nation-states.
    This enemy is not a nation-state. It crosses borders and not wveryone inside a border is the enemy.

    But it’s still WW3.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    The rationale we were fed was half-baked. The REAL rationale was pretty straightforward: “Halliburton’s stocks could use a boost.”

  10. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    It is a mistake to call Powell an innocent here. The Bush administration bullied alot of people inot that war, and Powell was front and center, helping to end so many lives. His on staff told him that the so-called centrifuge “tubes” that Iraq had were not suitable for enriching uranium, but he went to the UN anyway and lied. He knew, he just didn’t have the backbone to refuse to do his masters bidding.

  11. jimhargrave

    jimhargrave said, almost 2 years ago

    Congress passed the resolution to go to war with Iraq. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Resolution
    Why does everybody blame Bush?

  12. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 2 years ago

    @onguard

    A colleague of mine I worked with in Germany was from Baghdad. I contacted him last weekend about the tenth anniversary of the war. He has still not been back, and still does not know the whereabouts of his family. He is Sunni, and worked as a manager in Iraq’s state run telecomm industry. Because of his position and religion, he was branded as a traitor by the local Shia militias, so he fled after one of his partners was “executed” on the way to work. He still cannot reach out to his family, because a Shia friend of his has told him their nieghborhood is still run by militia, and contact could put them in danger (the local militia leader still wants him executed).
    This man’s “crime” is being Sunni, and holding a position under Saddam that was supervisory to some who were Shia.
    Real nice freedom there.

  13. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 2 years ago

    @jimhargrave

    Typical NeoCon misdirection. Congress relies on the Intelligence and Defense departments for information. They had no way of refuting Bush’s claims.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    I am kicking myself for not bringing in the quote I have at home; I even had a note to do so and forgot.

    I’ll try to have it with me next time I post. It is a quote from Dubya’s Defense Secretary, who answered the question of why we didn’t march to Baghdad in Gulf War I by saying something along the lines of: What happens if we take out Saddam? Once the central government is gone, Iraq will attempt to split into three parts, and it is likely to proceed to Civil War.

    The prescient Defense Secretary’s name was Dick Cheney. Whatever made him change from a rational pragmatist to a nutcase neo-con is anyone’s guess.

    Happy anniversary.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @moderateisntleft

    We may have to agree to disagree, Moderate.
    While I have no doubt you have a point,Powell’s paradigm of having been a “good soldier” and following orders would have worked against him here. Like the child or spouse who sees a parent/spouse arrested, no matter what the evidence, even the most intelligent people make emotional decisions out of denial.
    ^
    Mr. Powell is not ‘innocent’, due diligence would have provided him more information. I know he spoke against the war in Iraq and made the same mistake that most of the R’s and D’s did and trusted the Cheney/Bush administration.
    ^
    Perhaps you are right, and he does have a place at that table…I would argue his chair belongs to Ms. C. Rice…but I assure you that he didn’t eat that cake. But he may have carried some of it back to the UN. In the interviews I’ve heard recently, he regrets his part in this fiasco.
    Thank you for your reply and your tone.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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