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By Argon18 on 7/8/2013 12:46:29 PM , Rating: 2
Either that's a bad joke, or you're really clueless. Or forgetful? The 600,000+ bodies in mass graves that Saddam executed are one of the largest genocide events in history. Taking him out of power was a very good thing. Not to mention that the entire region saw Saddam as a nut-job, that negatively impacted stability of the entire region. Invading Iraq was the right thing to do.

Now had you said occupation of Afghanistan, I'd have agreed with you. We should have gone in, killed a bunch of Al Queda, and then left. That country has never had a working central government, and most of the people there don't want one anyways. Thinking we could create one was a mistake.

By ppardee on 7/9/2013 4:02:43 PM , Rating: 2
Saddam was a bad dude, but so are the Muslims killing people in Darfur, but we didn't go in there and we're not stopping them. We didn't stop Stalin from killing millions of people during the Holodomor. We didn't stop Mao from killing tens of millions during the Great Leap Forward.

We're not the world's police force. The only time we have a right to attack another nation is when they pose an immediate threat to our security. If that's the case, we do as you said. Bomb the ports, airports, roads, military bases, training camps, and anything else that would hinder their ability to attack us, then get out.

Also, the region is far less stable than it was while Saddam was in power. Egypt has had 2 coups in 18 months, there is civil war in Syria that has turned into a regional sectarian war. Afghan soldiers are killing their trainers and Iraq still hasn't recovered. When you take someone like Saddam out of the picture, the whole region becomes unstable. Pair that with the Arab Spring and you'll get more stability out of a Jello mold on a hundred degree day. All we can do is sit back and watch the chaos we started and wonder why terrorists are blowing up spectators at a marathon.

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