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 War on Iraq...or Iran?
Marius
Posted: Jul 8 2010, 05:10 PM


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I hate to admit that I have no news articles to cite for this. It's a conclusion based off the last decade's worth of news of middle eastern conflicts and geography.

I've spent the last ten years bitching out Bush for invading Iraq, which I saw as an unnecessary crusade for oil reserves in the country. In light of recent events in the whole of the area, I'm biting my tongue and eating my words. Now, it would seem, Bush's stupidity may not have been in going to Iraq, but in not announcing the importance of Iran's nuclear program, which until 2006/2007 would have been but a fetus.

Now, however, its program is on the rise. Iran does not care what the UN or NATO have to say about it. They're building nuclear weapons with or without the world's permission.

Ten years have passed since the World Trade Centers ignited this war. Ten years we Americans - if not the world - have been told that we were attacking terrorism, which I believe to be true. Eight years have passed since we besieged and crippled Iran. For eight years, we have been laughing at the false notions of destructive weapons in the nation. For eight years, we have been fighting to secure the territory and establish a democratic - but more importantly, a NATO-allied - government.

Now, finally, we have some stability there. We are finally going into Afghanistan. Now, a decade later, Iran is giving birth to its nuclear programs. Now I don't think Bush is an asshole for not having invaded Afghanistan first; he only faltered in not telling the people the scope of world events.

I'm not going to say much more on the issue. Instead I'm posting two maps. The first is a map of the middle east. The second is a map of NATO allies across the world.

Feel free to give input.

Middle East. Note the locations of Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.

NATO Allies. Note that Iraq is a huge buffer zone to Iran.
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Posted: Jul 11 2010, 09:04 AM


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No matter what you may see it as at this point. Bush lied to us all this time. To make matters worse, WE KNEW WE WERE BEING LIED TO!!!! By halfway though his second term, the majority of the american people knew that everything he was saying was pure bullshit. When he dropped that sign that said "Mission Accomplished", he blatantly lied to all of us. Our initial reason for going into Iraq was bullshit, the several reasons given after that were bullshit.
We accomplished everything he stated we were going to do, and he just added a new reason for us to go there. Terrorists were not stationed in Iraq until after WE (as in the United States) took Saddam out of power. Despite being a ruthless dictator, he actually kept such things in check. In fact, we actually had no business going there at that point. Oh, and by the way. To take Saddam down, even to go to war with Iraq the first time we did, was a hypocritical action in the first place. Saddam was our ally, and those WMDs, if he did have them, guess who gave them to him.... US!! THE UNITED STATES! UNDER REGAN!! Yes, we did! Then we turned on them because they went after Israel.
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Marius
Posted: Jul 11 2010, 02:15 PM


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yeah i know, I have no respect for Bush. I just find it interesting, in retrospect.
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