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  •  Did u feel the same way about Iraq, which was... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...desperate and reckless, with no one in charge of their weapons?

    DIdn't Israel, which, as you say, has "good intelligence", support the US position that Iraq had those weapons?

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    by PatriciaVa on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:46:07 PM PDT

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    •  no (3+ / 0-)
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      Iraq was contained, by Saddam, going in there was plain stupid and criminal imo. There is already a war in Syria, israel didn't start it, and we didn't either. But, the fact is no one is in charge, not on the government side or the rebellion side.  In such cases people can do truly reckless things, individuals, you can't at all count on common sense.

      By the by, I was on record for knowing there were no WMD in Iraq, by common sense.  

      "oh no, not four more years of hope and change?" Karl Christian Rove

      by anna shane on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:52:09 PM PDT

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      •  But u said you trusted Israel's intelligence... (5+ / 0-)

        ..apparatus, and Israel helped make the case for WMDs in Iraq.

        You argue that Iraq was contained.

        But didn't dissidents insist in the existence of an ongoing civil war.

        For the record, I opposed the war of choice in Iraq.

        As I oppose the war of choice in Syria.

        Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

        by PatriciaVa on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:56:18 PM PDT

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        •  apples and oranges (4+ / 0-)
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          No case was made for WMD in Iraq.  Saddam contained Iraq.  There was no civil war in Iraq until we invaded.  Syria is at war whether or not you choose. I don't think we'll enter it, but Israel shares a border, and right now they're the heroes of the middle east. The Saudis applaud their act, and I bet even the Russians. No one wants Hezbollah to get their hands on chemical weapons, and you can't bomb them, you can only remove the methods of delivery.  I am almost always critical of Israel but not this time.  

          "oh no, not four more years of hope and change?" Karl Christian Rove

          by anna shane on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:59:57 PM PDT

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