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Al-Qaida Violence Marks 10 Years of War in Iraq

U.S. action led to the ouster of dictator Saddam Hussein

March 21, 2013

BAGHDAD (AP) — An al-Qaida in Iraq front group claimed responsibility Wednesday for bloody attacks that killed 65 people across the country a day earlier, underscoring the terror group’s potency a......

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mikeyd

Mar-21-13 7:11 AM

and the syrians are over there trying to bomb obama.

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wvhoopie

Mar-21-13 8:02 AM

Where are the weapons of mass destruction? Where is all the revenue we will get from taking Iraq' oil to pay for the war? Why aren't Bush and Cheney charged with war crimes? A 2 trillion dollar war all based on lies.

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acousticportal

Mar-21-13 8:25 AM

The world has never been more shocked and awed by the irresponsible and illegal actions of our disgraced and disgusting former and illegitimate president and his gaggle of corporate puppets...

Have a great day!

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SpankysLastDance

Mar-21-13 10:35 AM

It's not all that bad. American's working for the military industrial sector have remained employed.Americans working for the Department of Veterans Affairs have been kept busy and employed, denying claims from Veterans.People like Andersen Cooper have solidified their careers as "journalists". Many careers were made! Hollywood has made tons of money from block-buster movies about our soldiers in Iraq. Some Americans learned how to find Iraq on a map. Democrats benefited, earning a mandate to hate Republicans, years after the fact they still get away with blaming Bush, even though A democrat led Congress gave him their blessing. Seems like the fruits of war are still being harvested here in America.The artificial limb business is strong. PTSD is now a common diagnosis no longer restricted to only War Veterans.Only 200,000 died, it could have been worse! Why all the focus on the negatives of war? For Americans, It's ALL good! My comments may be filled with sarcasm. You decid

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oldmansvan

Mar-21-13 10:47 AM

The religious war in the middle east has been going on for thousands of years not 10. Remember Bush anounced "this great crusade" when he launched this unnessary ill advised war.

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daWraith

Mar-21-13 1:26 PM

yeah we should have sent in a bunch of drones and kill innocent civilians a couple at a time so nobody notices.

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daWraith

Mar-21-13 1:28 PM

About $1.1 Trillion in 10 years, LESS than Opie wastes in ONE year, Droopie.

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 2:46 PM

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members...

It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well, effects American security.

This is a very difficult vote, this is probably the hardest decision I've ever had to make. Any vote that might lead to war should be hard, but I cast it with conviction."

Senator Hillary Clinton (Democrat, New York) Addressing the US Senate October 10, 2002

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 2:47 PM

"My position is very clear: The time has come for decisive action to eliminate the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. I'm a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Resolution that's presently under consideration in the Senate. Saddam Hussein's regime is a grave threat to America and our allies. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons today, that he's used them in the past, and that he's doing everything he can to build more. Every day he gets closer to his long-term goal of nuclear capability.

Democracy will not spring up by itself overnight in a multi-ethnic, complicated society that's suffered under one repressive regime after another for generations. The Iraqi people deserve and need our help to rebuild their lives and to create a prosperous, thriving, open society. All Iraqis, including Sunnis, Shia and Kurds, deserve to be represented. This is not just a moral imperative. It's a security imperative.

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 2:48 PM

It is in America's national interest to help build an Iraq at peace with itself and its neighbors, because a democratic, tolerant and accountable Iraq will be a peaceful regional partner, and such an Iraq could serve as a model for the entire Arab world."

Senator John Edwards (Democrat, North Carolina) Speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies October 7, 2002

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 2:49 PM

"In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more the very kind of threat Iraq poses now -- a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed.

If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program."

President Clinton Address to Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff February 17, 1998

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dyingov

Mar-21-13 4:13 PM

Desert Storm, Iraq, Iran, North Korea....Who is next on the list?

Cut spending (not military they are good stewards of tax payer money...audit anyone?)

Cut social security and medicare (entitlements?) problem is that the politicians have already spent those funds on the military......Last I checked SS and medicare are being "taken" by the goberment.....

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TrollSlayer

Mar-21-13 5:35 PM

wvhoopie “Why aren't Bush and Cheney charged with war crimes?”

hoopie, are you saying Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to prosecute even more crimes? Maybe he’ll get to the Bush and Cheney prosecutions right after he gets to the Fast and Furious border patrol agent murder prosecutions. And the New Black Panther voter intimidation prosecutions. Maybe you should hold your breath until he does. LOL

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Thebudman

Mar-21-13 7:01 PM

WMD were moved to Syria. They have started putting them to use now.

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 9:50 PM

"Iraq is a long way from Ohio, but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."

Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University February 18, 1998

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 9:51 PM

"Imagine the consequences if Saddam fails to comply and we fail to act. Saddam will be emboldened, believing the international community has lost its will. He will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. And some day, some way, I am certain, he will use that arsenal again, as he has ten times since 1983."

Sandy Berger, President Clinton's National Security Advisor Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University February 18, 1998

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 9:51 PM

"No one has done what Saddam Hussein has done, or is thinking of doing. He is producing weapons of mass destruction, and he is qualitatively and quantitatively different from other dictators."

Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University February 18, 1998

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 9:52 PM

Yeah, only Dubya thought Saddam had any WMD!

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WVEXPAT

Mar-21-13 9:56 PM

"Saddam Hussein certainly has chemical and biological weapons. There's no question about that."

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California) During an interview on "Meet The Press" November 17, 2002

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TrollSlayer

Mar-22-13 12:11 AM

WVEXPAT, you neglect the fact that the evil genius Bush was able to fool ALL those smart Democrits into believing his clever “Nucular Weapons of Mass Distructification” ruse. They misunderestimated him.

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LogHog

Mar-22-13 4:18 AM

constant state of war is the dream of the Milt. Inds. Complex come true...the majority of Dems and Repubs. in congress has supported this dream and joined in it for their own personal gains...I've said it befoe and sayit again..look at all the undeclaired wars since JFK was murdered...then try to say both parties aren't to blame for this...millions of peoples deaths caused,but trillions of dollars spent/made by the war machine companies

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Thebudman

Mar-22-13 9:55 AM

From USA Today:

U.S is now less popular in the region than at the end of the George W. Bush administration. Posters showing President Obama in the West Bank city of Ramallah are vandalized Friday. He's on his first trip to Israel as the U.S. president. The White House has been lowering expectations for Obama's trip to Israel all this week. If Israelis don't like Obama, Palestinians are even less favorable. Obama has to assure Israelis and Palestinians that he is still engaged. President Obama's first journey to Israel as president comes amid earth-shattering change in Middle East, much of it for the worse. The Arab Spring, which once raised hopes of freedom and dignity, has diverged onto the dark path of Islamist authoritarian rule. In Syria, tens of thousands of people have died in a bitter civil war that might have recently seen its first use of chemical weapons. And Iran continues its march toward nuclear weapons capability,

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Thebudman

Mar-22-13 9:58 AM

Thank Miss "what difference dose it make" Hillary and her boss for this:

According to the latest survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, confidence in Obama in Muslim countries dropped from 33% to 24% in his first term. Approval of Obama's policies declined even further, from 34% to 15%. And support for the United States in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Pakistan is lower today than it was in 2008 in the closing year of George W. Bush's administration. That collapse of support has not happened elsewhere.

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daWraith

Mar-22-13 12:33 PM

Obama foreign policy in the Mideast:

1) Kiss Muslim azz

2) Pizz on allies like Israel

RESULT: Clearly FAIL!

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