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(Reuters)   10 years ago today, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began and answers once and for all the age old question of "What could possibly go wrong?"   (reuters.com) divider line 21
    More: Fail, invasion of Iraq, Iraq, U.S., Said Ali al Farha, Maliki, ISI, Anbar, Shiites  
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2013-03-19 09:16:48 AM
6 votes:
The war payed for itself and peace has swept across the region.  I fail to see the problem here.
2013-03-19 09:11:45 AM
3 votes:

neversubmit: and everybody lived happily ever after

Bombs kill 50 on Iraq invasion anniversary

(Reuters) - A dozen car bombs and suicide blasts tore into Shi'ite districts in Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.


Aww.... they remembered.  How sweet.
2013-03-19 04:21:05 PM
2 votes:
Hey, it put lots of people to work. Lobbyists. Consultants. Doctors. Psychiatrists. Funeral home directors. Military contractors of various kinds.

It's the Republican jobs program. We don't need to fix roads or bridges or build schools over here. We need to blow those things up over there. For freedom.
2013-03-19 09:17:38 AM
2 votes:
Before I post anything, I forget. Are we allowed to comment, or are we still waiting for history to judge this boondoggle a waste and Americans complacent for not having the offenders hung, drawn and quartered for lying a nation into war and promoting torture?
2013-03-19 09:12:38 AM
2 votes:

Dinki: It certainly was a low point in the maturity level of the US congress.


And then they started to dig...
2013-03-19 09:05:45 AM
2 votes:

dukeblue219: I still can't believe "Freedom Fries" actually happened in the United States Congress.


i.imgur.com
2013-03-19 08:58:15 AM
2 votes:
I still can't believe "Freedom Fries" actually happened in the United States Congress.

upload.wikimedia.org
2013-03-19 08:30:19 PM
1 votes:
When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, we were not satisfied until we had destroyed the Empire of Japan and demanded its peoples' unconditional surrender under the threat of nuclear genocide.  Our response to the 9/11 attacks should be no less thorough.

10 years on, and the Middle East is in flames, with most of its governments on the brink of collapse and its peoples engaged in bloody internecine warfare.  So far, I'd say we've almost achieved our goal--the destruction of the Arab culture that gave rise to Al Qaeda.
2013-03-19 01:02:35 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
derpderpderpderpderpderp
2013-03-19 12:49:49 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Once again - congratulations for thinking that in 2003. You were right and I was wrong. I readily admit it.

Now, how is this helpful in figuring out how to prevent this in the future?


For one, the people who (FINALLY) admitted that the war they wanted might not have been such a brilliant strategy after all can be assessed by their friends and loved ones accordingly. For example, if we're lost on the highway, and a person in the car says, "We should take this exit," I can ask that same person, "What did you think about the Iraq War?" If they say they supported it, I'll probably skip that next exit and keep driving.
2013-03-19 10:55:16 AM
1 votes:
thepoliticalcarnival.net
2013-03-19 10:54:53 AM
1 votes:

Fat-D: This has nothing to do with hindsight.  WE KNEW AT THE TIME THEY WERE LYING.  Those of us who were paying attention.  Those of you who weren't should be ashamed of yourselves.


For a great deal of us it IS hindsight. Look, feel good about yourself for being right all you want, but please quit the public, self-congratulatory nonsense that simply inflames the war supporters from ten years ago. There's a huge percentage of the country that cheered it on back in '03 and now really, really regrets it. Yeah, I am ashamed of the things I said in support back then. Doesn't make me a bad person, I don't think, so please stop rubbing it in my face.
MFK
2013-03-19 10:46:15 AM
1 votes:

Tatterdemalian: thecpt: From those posting the 2003 thread, I found this comment which speaks volumes (i didn't want to use the Farker's name):


All I have to say is after 9/11 Bush stated that after Afghanistan, that was not the end. We were fighting a war against terrorism and anyone that sponsored, funded, or participated in that would be handled. He also stated that this would be a long task and that even though most of the nation is for that now, the support would start to taper off. Also why is it that all I see on the news is Anti-war protests? We had a pro-america rally attended by 25,000 people here in Atlanta and a anti-war rally attended by 450 people. The only thing CNN showed was the anti-rally. So you tell me how we can depend on info from the media when they only show one side. There are as many pro-america rallies as anti yet you see none of those on tv...The media is all about what will make controversial news and nothing about fact. 71% of the nation support the war effort yet all you see on tv is the opposite. I don't like war and would love to avoid it. But does anyone else see the comparisons of Saddam and Hitler? Germany opposed military action against Hitler and look what he did to that country? But if Bush didn't call for this war and another 9/11 scenario happened they'd blame him for that too. He'll never win either way.

/NOT SAYING THAT POST PROVED ANYTHING.  I just found it to be extremely interesting and informative.

What you see in this thread is the political victors indulging in a Squealer-style rewriting of history, pretending their politically motivated naysaying was propelled by knowledge Hussein himself didn't have at the time.

/someday PsiChick will be proudly declaring that 9/11 was carried out in response to Dubya's invasion of Iraq
//hopefully there will still be someone left who values little details like "chronological order"


No, dickbag.

There are no "winners" here. We all lost. Some of us lost friends. Others lost relatives. In Iraq, everyone lost somebody and most people lost everything.

Do you think that Iraq is just something trumped up by the librul media to rub in Republican's faces and not an utterly avoidable catastrophe of the highest magnitude?

Go fark yourself.
2013-03-19 10:29:25 AM
1 votes:
Its a fail tag so lets post some fail from that 2003 thread:

We elected him, get over it. Vietnam was a Democrat war with the purpose of containment. That shiat won't happen here, Bush knows what he's doing without wimpy liberal nice guy weasel attempts.

I wish the stupid liberals were in Iraq right now.

You know, Bush and Blair are either gonna go down as Abe Lincoln and Winston Churchill
2013-03-19 09:47:58 AM
1 votes:
Let's go to war! Glass parking lot! Muslims suck!

Oh, we have to actually pay for it?

With tax dollars?

Stop the freeloaders! Stick it to the poor! Taxed Enough Already!
2013-03-19 09:43:28 AM
1 votes:
Where are all the farkers who always used the "Glass. Parking. Lot." gem? Seriously, everybody who posted shiat like that and supported the wars and the assholes who launched them, f*ck you. You have shown you can't be trusted choosing a breakfast cereal.
2013-03-19 09:39:59 AM
1 votes:

Publikwerks: http://www.fark.com/comments/473888/White-House-says-disarmament-of-I r aq-has-begun-President-Bush-to-make-statement-at-1015-PM-EST-link-goes -to-not-much


This proves once and for all Fark wasn't better 10 years ago.
2013-03-19 09:13:05 AM
1 votes:
God I was so farking stupid. I won't bullshiat people and say I opposed it at the time.  I'd like to go back in time and cockpunch my 2003 self.
2013-03-19 08:46:01 AM
1 votes:
1 the people who profit from such things did very well
2 the politicians that get paid to orchestrate such things were paid very well
3 you got entertainment

it was a win win win situation
mission suceeded very well
2013-03-19 08:41:20 AM
1 votes:
dammit.  wrong thread.

Good jorb, Farker.
2013-03-19 08:32:02 AM
1 votes:
 
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