Well there we go. A US senate report says there was no connection between Iraq and Al Queda prior to the war starting. I can’t say I’m surprised.
I haven’t changed my view: Saddam is a evil git, but there is no ongoing campaign to oust evil gits, so why was he special?
There are estimates that at least 40,000 Iraqi civilians have died since the war commenced. I wonder how many died under Saddam’s totalitarian rule.
And how much more effective would we in the west be at defending ourselves against terrorism if we hadn’t sent thousands of troops and billions of dollars of equipment over to Iraq?
Any surprise that the Washington Post is reporting the trail to Bin Laden is “stone cold”?
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Another can of worms :)
Who believes Iraq was ever about WMD and terrorism? Hands up please. The reality and how it was sold to the world are two different things.
Choose your favourite world despot, mine is Mugabe personally, wish someone would put that little thug in his place. The only ones who get any massage from the US military are those with plenty of … well we all know the common theme.
And I will walk backwards to Perth if the US withdraw any time soon from Iraq as they haven’t resolved the Iranian friendly shiite population in the south, which is again very coincidentally a very rich oil area.
I think it went something like “Hey now we have democratized the opressed people of Iraq, hmmm what will we do with all this stuff we stumbled upon bubbling out of the ground?”
82-85 MBPD, Peak oil, 2.5 Bill Chinese and Indians craving the Big Mac lifestyle. The maths just don’t add up on anybody’s calculator.
Look for the straits of Hormuz followed later on potentially by the Siberian oil fields (30 mins tank drive from China) as the next global flash points.
Maybe I’m too cynical
I just heard this morning that Sadam’s new trial started. He is accused of murdering 180,000 individual Serbs. So I guess the answer to your question is, more than 40,000 but I wish this war would end. So many useless deaths. I am very sorry for what is going on there. Remember when Tito died? He was the only thing holding Yugoslavia together. Looks like Sadam was the glue in Iraq.