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  •  True, but not as much as they were aiming at. (4+ / 0-)
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    Vet63, PatriciaVa, nocynicism, Kombema

    They figured they could control the world's energy supply by permanently occupying Iraq, using it as a base for controlling the entire Middle East and thereby being able to shut off the flow of oil to China at will.
    Luckily, they failed.
    Unluckily 4500 of our troops died, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis did too, many thousands more on both sides sustained permanent injuries and our credibility and prestige were permanently tarnished.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 04:51:36 PM PST

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    •  The oil companies made handsome profits (1+ / 0-)
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      because instability in the Middle East drove the price of gasoline up, and the war fueled the profitability and revenue growth of the military industrial complex (thereby stealing from the American taxpayer and stealing from future generations).

      That's not the kind of economic activity that builds a strong American economy, but Bush and Cheney were only concerned how those who gave them political contributions (and power) did financially. They cared about their political allies, the Energy Companies, Halliburton, and the other defense contractors, to the exclusion of others.

      -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

      by sunbro on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 05:11:48 PM PST

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      And the Republicans,Fox,Rush, Sean,Love those guys.

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 05:40:18 PM PST

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      •  The Dems also own Iraq (1+ / 0-)
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        They kept funding the inasions and voted for the AUMF.
        We elected them in 06 when they ran on stopping it.
        What was the 1st thing Pelosi said?  ....
        Don't just Blame the GOP.
        Look at all the countries that have drones dropping bombs on them.
        Obama is a Democrat.

        Passing a law that the Constitution doesn't allow does not negate the Constitution, it negates the law that was passed. Secret courts can't make up secret laws. SORRY FOR THE TYPOS :)

        by snoopydawg on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 09:13:59 PM PST

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          Pont taken,We could have left Iraq sooner,caught Obama,
          and pulled 100% of our troops!

          Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

          by Vet63 on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 07:25:01 AM PST

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