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Power station fire, explosions cut off power in much of Iraq

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Here's hoping Iraq will continue to modernize and of course doesn't forget who removed their dictator and fights terrorism with them.

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@Taiwan

Here's a reality check for you-

Two decades after the fall of Saddam Hussein, widespread frustration with the current state of Iraq is leading increasing numbers to express a negative view of life in the post-Saddam era.

When interviewed by a TV reporter, an older Iraqi woman said that “the sins of the current regime make the former regime look blameless.”

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LegrandeToday 09:47 am JST

Here are some alternative views for you:

https://apnews.com/article/iraq-war-invasion-anniversary-saddam-hussein-47b558083aad51d96106bc72342c49ea

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Iraq was destroyed by Bush/Blair and for what?

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Sadam was ruthless. People forget all the evil he did. Some reminders: https://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,454453,00.html https://www.grunge.com/622452/how-saddam-hussein-was-even-more-evil-than-you-think/

The current Iraqi leaders are far from perfect. They were elected, however. In 2021, record numbers of citizens voted. It will take a few generations for democracy to take hold after decades of a ruthless dictatorship.

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It is not a good enough reason to totally destroy the country and then abandon it.

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wallaceToday 01:51 pm JST

It is not a good enough reason to totally destroy the country and then abandon it.

The US is still there but only to the proportion the Iraqi government allows.

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@Taiwan

The US is still there but only to the proportion the Iraqi government allows.

LOL

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It is not a good enough reason to totally destroy the country and then abandon it.

There is still a country, so it was not totally destroyed.

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The Bush/Blair war against Iraq was a war crime.

https://www.ecchr.eu/en/publication/the-iraq-invasion-is-a-crime/

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The first 1993 Iraq war was completely justified.

The 2002+ Iraq war was not. Bad intelligence and Iraq needing to need to appear to have WMDs for local rivals, but not have WMDs to keep the USA/Coalition out was the problem. That doesn't remove US fault for re-invading Iraq. It was wrong.

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moonbloomJuly 30 06:19 pm JST

@Taiwan

The US is still there but only to the proportion the Iraqi government allows.

LOL

Why would you expect it to be different? We're not a criminal state claiming new territory like Russia.

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TINC, the people of Iraq remember who SUPPORTED the dictatorship, supplied it with WMDs to use on Iraqis, and intervened when it looked like the war he started, that killed so many Iraqis, was going to see Iraq be liberated and become a democracy.

They also remember who gave them shelter from the dictatorship's bloody rule, and who illegally invaded them to make sure he died before he could testify about his partners in his crimes against Iraqis.

They also remember who funded, armed, and trained those terrorists, who gave them the weapons they needed to defend themselves from the terrorists, and who murdered him, and the Iraqi commander of the forces that stopped those terrorists on their way from the airport to the meeting with Iraq's elected government.

You sound pretty much the same as the guys who wrote the Texas textbooks about America's slaves benefiting from their masters.

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RichardPearceToday 02:55 am JST

TINC, the people of Iraq remember who SUPPORTED the dictatorship, supplied it with WMDs to use on Iraqis, and intervened when it looked like the war he started, that killed so many Iraqis, was going to see Iraq be liberated and become a democracy.

Don't know what you are babbling on about. Iraqis don't consider Saddam to have been a US puppet despite your mental gymnastics to make it so.

They also remember who gave them shelter from the dictatorship's bloody rule,

Yes, the US

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Kurdistan#Autonomous_period

They also remember who funded, armed, and trained those terrorists, who gave them the weapons they needed to defend themselves from the terrorists, and who murdered him, and the Iraqi commander of the forces that stopped those terrorists on their way from the airport to the meeting with Iraq's elected government.

The US is there to fight ISIS and that is why the Iraqi government allows it.

You sound pretty much the same as the guys who wrote the Texas textbooks about America's slaves benefiting from their masters.

No where near as convoluted as the US is not the Great Satan you want it to be.

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No where near as convoluted as the US is not the Great Satan you want it to be.

I learned a long time ago to ignore the rantings of a couple of people who post here. They are maybe not all there, their arguments are not fact based and rational, they hate the US and everything it ever stood for and you will never change their mind.

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