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After 5,000 lives lost and countless billions of dollars spent, Iraq is just going to fall into the hands Islamic extremists. Color me shocked.

Forcing western style democracy on a people with no historical reference of it is like forcing your cat to wear pajamas.

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After 5,000 lives lost and countless billions of dollars spent, Iraq is just going to fall into the hands Islamic extremists. Color me shocked.

Forcing western style democracy on a people with no historical reference of it is like forcing your cat to wear pajamas.

So, hilarious?

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As incredibly foolish as it was too invade Iraq in the first place, it's naive to think we could just walk away clean. Oil prices are going to skyrocket when the Islamists take over and it remains to be seen if we are just going to allow that to happen.

We broke it, we bought it.

I doubt we'll get out in my lifetime.

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Remember when a ton of people were talking about how ******* stupid it is to invade Iraq when we were invading Iraq? And then remember how the hardcore Murica crew went nuts and called everyone who was saying that traitors and ******* and French?

Welp.

Didn't you hear? The past doesn't matter.
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Also, what made it worse is that we imposed this style of democracy with absolutely no care about the demographics of the country. Iraq is heavily divided ethnically and religiously, all of which bitterly despise the other, so what the **** were they expecting? The Kurds are now seeking full independence and the Sunnis have absolutely no trust in the Shia heavy government. It's not a recognized country but we should have imported what Somaliland has done: No political party may run for national elections without at least 20% support in every region. No party focuses on supporting just one ethnic group, tribe, or faith; They are forced to seek the best results for the general population.

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History began on January 20, 2009.

Well, there were the good old days when Reagan was leading special ops missions and killing communists, knocking down the Berlin Wall with his *****, and W. put Bill Clinton in a choke hold. But that doesn't count when you look at anything after 2009.

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Well, there were the good old days when Reagan was leading special ops missions and killing communists, knocking down the Berlin Wall with his *****, and W. put Bill Clinton in a choke hold. But that doesn't count when you look at anything after 2009.

I used to break windshields with mah ****

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Big mistake to go in. Waited too long to pull out. The very idea that we could train Iraqis to do what we do is laughable.

When will people learn there are worse things thanks despots...smh

This. Unless we're actively attacked there is zero point in going into these countries to overthrow dictators and waste lives, resources, and time rebuilding them. Hussein was a horrible person but he played a similar role as Tito did in Yugoslavia in quelling ethnic and sectarian tensions in a volatile part of the world.

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Something tells me we are far from the final sum on Iraq. This one is squarely on Bush, even with some poor performance in cleanup duty from Obama, he didn't start that fire.

Nevertheless, just watch what's happening in Syria, Libya, and Egypt as this plays out. Oh yeah, and let's not forget that the Taliban will most likely march back into power once our final boots are off their ground.

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As incredibly foolish as it was too invade Iraq in the first place, it's naive to think we could just walk away clean. Oil prices are going to skyrocket when the Islamists take over and it remains to be seen if we are just going to allow that to happen.

We broke it, we bought it.

Don't believe it. We import 10 times more oil from Canada than we do from Iraq. We import 3 times more from Mexico. Only 3% of our oil imports come from Iraq. It's a drop in the bucket. Considering the fact that over 50% of our oil consumption is now coming from domestic sources, only about 1.3% of our oil consumption is coming from Iraq.

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Big mistake to go in. Waited too long to pull out. The very idea that we could train Iraqis to do what we do is laughable.

When will people learn there are worse things than despots...smh

We were able to train Al Qaeda to do what we do...

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