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  •  I understand that sentiment (3+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, SaoMagnifico, JGibson

    We invaded Iraq when I was 16 years old, before my political sentiments had really solidified.  At the time, with my basic understanding of politics and foreign policy, I bought into this idea that Saddam Hussein was "bad" and we should do something about it.  One year later, I had turned against the war.  The resulting decade-long involvements in both Iraq and Afghanistan cemented my beliefs.  I promised myself I would never again get swayed into supporting a non-defensive attack on another country.  I think a lot of other people did too.

    •  The problem with the Iraq precedent (3+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, SaoMagnifico, ArkDem14

      is the reasons for that were entirely fictional.  If Sadaam just had used chemical weapons on the Kurds, and Bush said that civilized people can't tolerate that, we would look at the whole situation differently.

      Politically this is a much more clear issue: will the nation support/resist/shrug over taking missile action against one of the most entrenched dictatorships in the world?

      Iraq is not an historical precedent for that.

      Mr. Gorbachev, establish an Electoral College!

      by tommypaine on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:40:45 PM PDT

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