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200 killed?

But why?

Weren't we informed that the mission had been accomplished, right had prevailed and terrorism failed?

That the U.S.A. had liberated the country and brought freedom and democracy?

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It will only get worse, so plan on it. Billions of dollars wasted and 2000 + sacrificed, and someone builds a library in Texas.

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How long will people continue to blame Bush's invasion for this mess? The sad truth is that inherently all of the Arab world is extremely segregated on tribal/sectarian lines. As their saying goes "Me against my brother, my brother and me against our cousins, we and our cousins against the enemy."

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Reality check indicates that more sectarian conflict and civilian death after Obama, the tent folder in chief, decided to abandon Iraq and failed to secure American 's influence over pro Iranian Iraqi government. This crisis will only getting worse. Obviously, the rerun of this scenario will occur in Afghanistan. It is a classic short term gain strategy of many who careless about the bloodshed of this mess. To rock the boat and not knowing where to go and what to do is a formula of disaster as seen in this reality of Islamic world.

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They are going to continue to do these things whether we are there or not. What made us think we could stop their already 4000 year old war!!

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noriyosan73APR. 27, 2013 - 09:01AM JST It will only get worse, so plan on it. Billions of dollars wasted and 2000 + sacrificed, and someone builds a library in Texas.

Yes,obama is eternally grateful to Bush; Without the aid of Bush,obama would never have come to the White House. Actually who commanded the White House was always Dick Cheney, Bush was just a poor puppet, just like obama is the puppet of Cheney countrymen (Je..).

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The call came a day after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki warned of a return to “sectarian civil war.”

This is American legacy!

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FrogFrog,

How long will people continue to blame Bush's invasion for this mess?

Probably until he and his "crew" are brought to justice.

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@bertie

200 killed?

But why?

Weren't we informed that the mission had been accomplished, right had prevailed and terrorism failed?

That the U.S.A. had liberated the country and brought freedom and democracy?

We did. But people seem to forget the sectarian violence wasn't the fault of the US or UK, but of the Sunni, Shiite and the Kurds, we gave them the tools, it's their destiny to build and shape their own democracy or are you saying they aren't intelligent enough to carve out their own future?

How long will people continue to blame Bush's invasion for this mess? Probably until he and his "crew" are brought to justice.

Well, thank God, that will NEVER happen. No chance of it.

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First off, don't blame Obama for abandoning Iraq; the decision to pull out troops and replace them with contracted security trainers (under the auspices of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq) was by mutual decision between Iraq and the US; the GoI didn't want an immunity clause for troops (while conducting official duties) in the SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement), and the USG doesn't commit troops to any foreign locale without one.

Secondly, what's going on in Iraq (and Syria - and Bahrain; soon to extended to Lebanon) is absolutely sectarian in nature and is primarily a war by proxies between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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A tragedy. The 'liberation' of Iraq was a criminal act which had nothing like enough thought to how this deeply divided country could be restructured post Hussein. Tragically, Bush and Blair will never be brought to justice for this outrage. Now sectarian divides will see the body count keep climbing from the 120,000 it stands at now. It's mortifying to hear how Bush and Blair have convinced themselves that even in the absence of WMDs, the invasion was justified ( I truly hope that it is just for the cameras - Blair is thoughtful and intelligent - can he really do this? Bush could be convinced or convince himself that the world is flat ). They have disgraced their respective countries and we continue to live in a world where the moral authority of the US and UK has been sullied and ridiculed.

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Tragically, Bush and Blair will never be brought to justice for this outrage. Now sectarian divides will see the body count keep climbing from the 120,000 it stands at now.

Tragically? I think Bush and Blair are heroes, personally.

Please, enough with the liberal rant of blaming the sectarian violence on Bush and Blair. So you think it would have been better to have allowed Saddam to remain in power and oppress the Kurds and the Shiites to keep the stability in the country, screw the Shiites, right? Keep them oppressed, hunt down the Kurds, keep everything the way it is, no we can't give them their freedom, because they would retaliate against the Sunnis and we can't let that happen. We are the Sunni minority and we are better than anyone, so we have to show them who is in charge. Sorry, NOT Bush and Blair's fault, blame Saddam. Whether you agree with the war or not, bottom line, the Shiite wanted payback, as they should have. They were treated like trash, but liberals don't care about that. They care about trashing Bush and Blair. Liberals need a catalyst and you got two.

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Jimizo,

A tragedy. The 'liberation' of Iraq was a criminal act which had nothing like enough thought to how this deeply divided country could be restructured post Hussein.

Exactly!

Bush could be convinced or convince himself that the world is flat

I doubt that he's ever even thought about it.

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A tragedy. The 'liberation' of Iraq was a criminal act which had nothing like enough thought to how this deeply divided country could be restructured post Hussein.

First of all, the President of the US cannot declare war, only congress can. Second, it was NOT a criminal act (liberals think the act of war and self-defense in itself is a criminal act) Saddam was warned and there were 14 resolutions drafted for the man to comply with weapons inspectors, he didn't. At least Bush was decent and diplomatic enough to bring the case to the UN, Clinton didn't even do that when he went into Bosnia.

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First off, don't blame Obama for abandoning Iraq

You can put anything you want in that phrase:

"Don't blame Obama for _ in Iraq" "Don't blame Bush for __ in Iraq." "Don't blame Saddam for ___ in Iraq." "Don't blame Iran for in Iraq" "Don't blame Iraqis for __ in Iraq." "Don't blame Al Queda for _____ in Iraq."

It just depends on you you personally like or hate. There are enough angles to go around.

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We'll see how Syria ends up. Then we can really get a good comparison what an overthrow looks like with coalition troops vs. pure civil war. Looks like the chemical weapons are already starting to come out. My guess is that Syria's death toll surpassed Iraq in less than 12 months. And still no chance for democracy.

But at least no one is calling Western leaders war criminals right now, so there's that.

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