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OfflineRonoS
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If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq?
    #1397418 - 03/21/03 07:28 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

What do you think?

I think 9/11 gave the US the excuse to do many things: Afghanistan, Iraq, the crackdown on civil liberties at home, the crackdown on the Freedom of Information Act - all kinds of things, at home and abroad. They would have found some other pretext if it wasn't for 9/11 - and that isn't even a pretext in the case of Iraq. With Afghanistan, on the surface at least, it could be used as a pretext because there was some connection there, supposedly, but with Iraq there is no connection whatsoever with 9/11...your thoughts?


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq? [Re: Rono]
    #1397420 - 03/21/03 07:29 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

No.


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq? [Re: Rono]
    #1397428 - 03/21/03 07:32 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yes.


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in I [Re: Rono]
    #1397466 - 03/21/03 07:43 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yes.

Clinton several times was seriously thinking of doing so. He took a lot of flak for not pushing for more aggressive UN enforcement of the conditional surrender.

Some have argued that September 11 actually delayed action against Iraq. Bush had no choice but to make his top priority the capture of bin Laden and his Merry Pranksters, delaying an Iraqi regime change.

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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq? [Re: Rono]
    #1397479 - 03/21/03 07:46 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yes. If not Bush, whoever is elected in 2008 would do so.


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq? [Re: Rono]
    #1397601 - 03/21/03 08:12 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yes.


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq? [Re: Rono]
    #1397607 - 03/21/03 08:14 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I would say yes. Though I think 9/11 helps make the case stronger.


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq? [Re: Rono]
    #1398779 - 03/21/03 04:42 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

If it wasn't for Sept 11, it would be because of another staged terrorist attack.


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq? [Re: chodamunky]
    #1398849 - 03/21/03 05:36 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

sooner or later yes.


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in Iraq? [Re: mntlfngrs]
    #1398867 - 03/21/03 05:46 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Our country has been after Saddam for a long time. I think it would still have happened.

Clinton didn't do much, but he did a little damage to Iraq while he was prez.


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Re: If it weren't for Sept 11, would we be going to war in I [Re: Rono]
    #1399100 - 03/21/03 07:32 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yes, but 9/11 definitely helped further the agenda


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