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Debate: The decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was the right decision.

Why did America invade Iraq in 2003?
Was the Iraqi war legitimate?
Was the decision to invade Iraq right?

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    • Nov 27 2012: War has been the practiced method before our written history began. It is not the right method, I fully agree with that point, but war is sometimes necessary. Was the Iraq war necessary?
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          Nov 27 2012: Is defense against acts of war ever necessary?
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        Nov 28 2012: @Jessica Price

        Have you ever asked yourself " What is war?"? I don't mean the Dictionary or wiki version, but as a society, what actually is war? Why, when war "happens" is it ok to kill a whole bunch of people?And For what? Someone's ego? So they can feel powerful and in control like some insecure baby? Why is it ok to make children shoot their parents just because "we're at war and are just using this to create psychological weakness"... JUST? Really? Humans are very good at using the word "JUST" to JUSTify doing bad things, and for some reason it makes it okay. JUST is a lie.
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      Nov 27 2012: We did not start the war. Osama Bin Laden did. Bush had a reason for invading Iraq. He was responding to an act of war just like FDR did in 1941. Sadaam Hussein was aiding and abedding America's enemy, and he was an ever-growing threat to use poison gas and biological weapons capable of mass destruction. Radical middle-Eastern Islamic forces started the Iraq war. I don't think it is ever right to be the root cause of a war, but it is possible to start a war, if firing the first shot is seen as starting it, without being the root-cause of that war.
      • Nov 27 2012: Whenever I think I have heard it all, you raise the bar. Here are some excepts from Wikipedia
        You really must find other sources than Fox news

        The Bush reasons for invading Iraq were fabricated. Shortly after the invasion, the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and other intelligence agencies largely discredited evidence related to Iraqi weapons and, as well as links to Al-Qaeda.

        Alan Greenspan said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been "essential" to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Additionally, in his memoir, Mr. Greenspan writes: "I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil." One report by BBC journalist Gregory Palast citing unnamed "insiders" alleged that the U.S. "called for the sell-off of all of Iraq's oil fields" and planned for a coup d'état in Iraq long before September 11

        The James Baker III Institute for Public Policy and the Council on Foreign Relations produced "Strategic Energy Policy: Challenges for the 21st Century," a report describing the long-term threat of energy crises such as blackouts and rising fuel prices then playing havoc with the state of California. The report recommended a comprehensive review of U.S. military, energy, economic, and political policy toward Iraq "with the aim to lowering anti-Americanism in the Middle East and elsewhere, and set the groundwork to eventually ease Iraqi oil-field investment restrictions."
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          Nov 28 2012: And this is where the problem lies... everyone's in someone's pocket, no-one knows who to trust or what to believe. What kind of foundation is that for any level of society? You've got pharamceutical companies getting people into congress, mining companies paying politicians under the table, IT companies working for federal agencies... and the media telling us what will get ratings. It's like we feed off of lies and problems, as if we're hard-wired to fight and have no idea of how to live in peace.
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          Nov 28 2012: According to FOX News the phrase "raising the bar" usually has a positive connotation, but I suspect you do not mean it as a compliment. I cannot join you in denying Iraq's role as assisting Osama Bin Laden in evading US forces. Nor can I join you in denying that Sadaam Hussein was a very dangerous maniac on a destructive mission willing to gas his own people and aggressively invade neighboring nations. We must continue to disagree that every problem America has in the middle east is about oil. You should read FOX News on occasion, but don't believe everything you read, even in the New York Times or the Washington Post, or the Huffington Post, I know I don't.

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