The War in Iraq is over - or is it?

The War in Iraq is over - or is it?

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    The War in Iraq is over - or is it?

    Our governments says that the war in Iraq is over. Well, it's not over for the families of the nearly 5000 young Americans who lost their lives in the Iraqi war. Nor is it over for the nearly 33,000 young men and women who were wounded. Nor are the nightmares over for those who saw battle. Please don't stop praying for our heroes, and remember that so many of our best and brightest won't be home for Christmas this year.
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    What "objective" was accomplished, to determine it was "over" . None. Seems a bit like Viet Nam,

    Where the opponents (which here would be Iran & the Taliban in Afghanistan) will race in and take over, all of those opposing it will be murdered and put in mass graves, and a new society will be formed.

    Some people don't study history, and some never learn from it. We, can only hope neither occur, but if I was making bets....
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    War in the middle-east has been continuously going on for the past 3,000 years or so, and this is only another costly chapter in that continuance. The major problem lies in the fact that people in that particular region are lagging behind the rest of the civilized world by about 2,000 years of human evolution. Trying to install a civilized central form of national government to scores of individual, tribal-based, secularly-diverse, nomadic Neanderthals is just as futile as sending a brainless bunch of wild chimpanzees to the US Congress - like we've already done. Why can't we learn from our mistakes?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    What "objective" was accomplished, to determine it was "over" . None. Seems a bit like Viet Nam,

    Where the opponents (which here would be Iran & the Taliban in Afghanistan) will race in and take over, all of those opposing it will be murdered and put in mass graves, and a new society will be formed.

    Some people don't study history, and some never learn from it. We, can only hope neither occur, but if I was making bets....
    Sadly I would predict this is exactly what will happen.
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    I give them a year and it will be business as usual.
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    If it takes a year.
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    We r just getting out of the way for the middle east crisis

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    There goes our oil!!!

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