The Iraqi war was a failure and instead sparked instability and further extremism

May 27, 2015, 2:07 am

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The debate "The Iraqi war was a failure and instead sparked instability and further extremism" was started by jedty on May 27, 2015, 2:07 am. 18 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

soullesschicken posted 2 arguments, Damn3d posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.


jedty, soullesschicken, Damn3d, jj_jaim, KimUri, sdiop, historybuff, denno27, DerpedLocke and 9 visitors agree.
Weakley and 2 visitors disagree.

Fair enough.

4 years, 6 months ago

And I meant the citizens and govt body of Iraq, not Iran. Of course they are of two different Muslim distinctions.

4 years, 6 months ago

Soulless, the middle east and Iran especially has hated the US for awhile, dating back to the late 1970's and the hostage crisis.
No doubt many still hate America, but I am unsure if the animosity of a decade ago still is as fierce amongst an especially young Iranian population.
The war was mildly successful, in that it toppled Saddam and set up a legitimate system. The Iranians weren't whining the day that happened, neither were the citizens and government body. Saddam was heartless, you may remember the speech in which he had many innocent congressmen escorted out of the room to be murdered.
But the system clearly wasn't strong enough. When Obama called for the removal of troops, we left a weak country in a dangerous area. Not to say that was our responsibility, but as you have seen, ISIS now rules and the situation is possibly worse than it was before the war. So at first I don't think it was, now it has turned to catastrophe.

4 years, 6 months ago

Well yeah, now Americans are pretty well hated by the middle East.

4 years, 6 months ago
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