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U.S. Strategy in Iraq Was Bloody Failure

August 26, 2013

Forty-six people were killed in Iraq Sunday, as it becomes clearer and clearer U.S. strategy to pacify that country was a dismal, bloody, expensive failur....

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caltransplant

Aug-27-13 8:56 PM

what wvexpat and duhwraith fail to address is the subject of this op. ed. from their favorite editor...this was the worst foreign policy failure since Vietnam.

FAIL!

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caltransplant

Aug-27-13 8:52 PM

Another brilliant comment from Mikeyd

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daWraith

Aug-27-13 7:39 PM

Expat is correct and Iraq is now top 5 exporters to the USA.

So we are paying for it but they are reliable source of Oil for the USA.

They exported ZERO barrels to the USA before the war.

That IS important is it not??

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mikeyd

Aug-27-13 10:41 AM

politicians couldn't win a crap shoot.

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WVEXPAT

Aug-27-13 9:26 AM

Hoopie you are incorrect about "that the war would be paid for by Iraqi oil". A couple of Bush admin stated Iraq could help pay for it's own reconstruction thru oil industry gains, but NOT to pay back the US for it's costs. From Fact Check "We can’t give a straight Rove-or-Brokaw ruling on this one. Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and other officials with the Bush administration said that Iraq’s oil revenues could be used for that country’s reconstruction."

"But since 2008 when security situation started to improve, Iraq has awarded more than a dozen oil and gas deals to international energy companies such as U.S. Exxon Mobil, UK's BP, France's Total and others.

Since then, daily oil production increased remarkably from around 2.4 million barrels a day to around 3.4 million barrels a day now and exports from less than 2 million barrels a day to 2.4 million barrels a day now."

Iraq is OPEC's 2nd biggest producer and oil makes up 95% of the Iraqi budget.

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wvhoopie

Aug-27-13 7:01 AM

Shouldn't we be getting a royalty check from Iraq any day now? Weren't we told by Pres. Bush that the war would be paid for by Iraqi oil?

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Blackrock

Aug-26-13 8:32 PM

Peace on the Middle East? Only after the Day of The Lord. Not sooner. The folly of man.

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richardwhee

Aug-26-13 2:09 PM

Who really cares if Iraq and other countries are a "Democrac"The best way for other countries to exist is to keep the U.S. and it's money & politicians out. Others will say I am crazy, but look at the counrries we have "HELPED" in the past 30 years.

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richardwhee

Aug-26-13 2:08 PM

Who really cares if Iraq and other countries are a "Democrac"The best way for other countries to exist is to keep the U.S. and it's money & politicians out. Others will say I am crazy, but look at the counrries we have "HELPED" in the past 30 years.

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