Thursday, August 19, 2010

Iraq War: Was It Worth It

As the first convoy of the last combat troops pulled out of Iraq in the wee hours of Tuesday (August 17, 2010) night, the question must be asked, “Was it worth it?” Before I offer my opinion on whether or not the war in Iraq was worth it, let me point out some facts. (1.) We declared war on a country based on a lie; Iraq had nothing to do with the attack on 9/11. (2.) Over 4,000 brave military men and women lost their lives in Iraq, and no weapons of mass destruction were found. (3.) As of today, right now, there’s no functioning government in Iraq. (4.) Over 80% of Iraqis feel that their country is worse off today than it was before we invaded. (5.) The effort in Afghanistan has deteriorated because we invaded Iraq.

In my opinion when I look at the facts, Iraq was definitely not worth it. Everybody in the Bush administration who pushed for the Iraq war should be charged with 4,000 counts of first degree murder.

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