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What Lessons Have Americans Learned From Iraq?

April 14, 2013

Anniversaries provide milestones for retrospection, but also opportunities for recriminations and denial. So it has been with the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Ira....

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TrollSlayer

Apr-17-13 7:43 AM

No mention of "vagina probers"? His last rant was funnier. yawn...

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SpankysLastDance

Apr-16-13 10:24 AM

This guy still doesn't realize that even the most left wing lunatics that he worships, Pelosi, Reid and many others were 100% in favour of invading Iraq. It seems like this lunatic professor lives to bash people who don't mis-think like he does. Too bad looser! Your opinion means nothing in the big scheme of things.

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daWraith

Apr-16-13 5:56 AM

oldphart, Rockefeller and Pelosi got the same security briefings as the President and concluded the same thing.

Don't pass the buck, geriatric idiot.

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Wvcoffee

Apr-15-13 8:01 PM

daWranged and other idiots like him started it! So daLussional to only ever see one side of every discussion. So daLeriously in love with his own opinion. My condolences to your spouse, if there is someone so unlucky.

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oldmansvan

Apr-15-13 5:59 PM

All the Reps. and Senators who voted Bush the authority for Iraq would not have done it if they knew then what they know now. Iraq was the stupidist blunder in American History. and Bush and Cheney are still proud of it and the American People are still paying for it

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richardwhee

Apr-15-13 2:18 PM

Nothing- After Iraq, we jump into Afganistan. Now thinking about N.Kores, Syria, Iran and anywhere the Pols take us. I say "Take" But I'm wrong, the Pols don't go anywhere. Just sit back & make money.

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WVEXPAT

Apr-15-13 12:40 PM

"Not one of those comments started it."

Not even the one's from Sandy Berger and Bill Clinton in 1998!!

LOL

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Unitas

Apr-15-13 12:25 PM

Over the top and typical hateful bile from a liberal college faculty member. No wonder today's college graduates are not well rounded critical thinkers.

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impact

Apr-15-13 9:37 AM

Wrat, yoy did a great deal of research and cutting and pasting to postr a string of comments by democratic leaders concerning the threat posed by Saddam. Not one of those comments started it. It was all that goofy dubya. Dubya...FAIL !

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rover1958

Apr-15-13 9:23 AM

The lessons learned from Iraq?

1. That many innocents die or are crippled for life.

2. That many get rich on the profits of sanctioned deaths.

3. That all politicians are lower than used car salesmen.

4. That America became a military/industrial complex controlled country.

5. That hate, guns and a 1 class Society ( 1 percent and the rest of us) broken down country.

6. That there is an endless market for 'my rights' Yawn!

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rover1958

Apr-15-13 9:15 AM

@ the cowardly wRAT - "Like John Kerry, who was FOR the war before he was AGAINST the War!!!!!"

He went. He served. He volunteered for a very dangerous job commanding a 'swift boat' in the Viet Nam delta.

Tell us again when and where you SERVED your country Mr. Blowhard!!

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LogHog

Apr-15-13 5:44 AM

Funny how our "Govt. leaders" are pushing for more gun restriction laws. Some states are pushing assault weapons bans, some states are pushing gun bans all together for the population. Funny how an "assault" weapon is called a "defense" item in the hands of the military. But at the same time our govt. keeps the "defense" business going strong with all kinds of wars and rumors of wars around the globe. The gun manufacturers aren't lining the pockets of the politicians as much as the "defense" offense contractors are. What "War" has the US military won since WWII? Maybe this will be a good thing if a real war breaks out against the American people when the US Govt. finally fails of it's own weight. The real question professor is why is the USA involved in so many foreign entanglements ?

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dyingov

Apr-14-13 7:27 PM

We spend a lot of time and brain power on how to eliminate human life. We need "defense" just not as much "offense"! Imagine if we put as much effort into space and ocean exploration! Advancing human life!!!

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 6:00 PM

--well AWARE of it ---

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 5:56 PM

dyingov, the Defense Industry conveniently has contractors in virtually every state, even WV!

And every Politico is well away of it.

Just one group seems to have selective memory on WHAT and WHEN they supported it.

Like John Kerry, who was FOR the war before he was AGAINST the War!!!!!

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dyingov

Apr-14-13 4:56 PM

wrathy, the political war machine is of both the D's and R's.

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:48 PM

That is why we went to war, Professor Numbnuts! This is the no spin zone, your Red Bulls*** doesn't wings!!!

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:46 PM

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:46 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." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:46 PM

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" -- Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:45 PM

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." -- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:45 PM

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." Letter to President Bush, Signed by: -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them." -- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:44 PM

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], 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." --Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." --Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:44 PM

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], 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." --Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." --Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

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daWraith

Apr-14-13 3:43 PM

Were the ENGLISH "dark skineed"??

The Nazis?

The Japanese?

The Koreans?

The Vietnamese?

You get an "F", Professor Azzwhipe.

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