Six Years Of War In Iraq Isn’t Worth It!


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What exactly have we achieved in the 6 or so years of war with Iraq?  Besides the thousands upon thousands of military deaths, hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths and still no Osama Bin Laden?

There’s a great photo gallery on UPI.com which depicts the toll its had on our armed forces over the course of the war, the citizens revolt against the war and reminds us of what we still haven’t accomplished in this war.

It’s a tough thing for military families to have to go through when entering any war and I’m proud of all our soldiers who’ve fought (and died) for their countries, but it’s hard to agree with why we invaded Iraq in the first place.

Maybe its a better place now without Saddam Hussein? Or maybe its still as violent as it once was?

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3 thoughts on “Six Years Of War In Iraq Isn’t Worth It!

  1. Good post mate, but i feel less sorry for the willing participants in this war than the innocent civilians who never wanted a war to start with, but you asked the best question What have we achieved in 6 years?

    According to the then President of the United States George W. Bush and then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair, & our own supreme wanker Johnny Howard the reasons for the invasion were “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.

    6 years later no weapons have been found, terrorism is as present as ever and the Iraqi people are about as free as a caged animal in a zoo.

    Since the start of the war (20.02.2003) over a million Iraqi civilians are dead and more than 2 million have been displaced & are now refugee’s in neighbouring countries.
    82% of Iraqi’s do not want coalition troops in Iraq.

    Bush made sure Halliburton was given the military logistics contract in Iraq, a company Vice President Dickhead Cheney was very cosy with, thier sole purpose to make money from the war.
    (Halliburton was in charge of oil contracts in Iraq)

    U.S. taxpayers have paid Halliburton some $20 billion for such work supporting the administration’s “war on terrorism” over the last five years.
    As of June 2004, the Government Accounting Office estimated that more than $1 billion in taxpayer money had been wasted due to illegal overcharges by Halliburton contractors in Iraq, since the onset of the war. Furthermore, experts say that once the total is calculated correctly, the losses could very well add up to billions more. Halliburton are now being accused of Bribery Charges & Trading with the enemy.

    Then we have the reports of British Troupes driving around small towns in Iraq dressed as Iraqi Civilians shooting people, when they were caught and detained by Iraqi police, The British Military refused to answer the charges and ordered the soldiers release, Iraqi police (who were put in place by Coalition forces) refused in which case British Forces Stormed the police station and collected their assasins who were “just doing their job”.

    Barrack Obama claimed in 2008 if he was to win the Presidency U.S troops would be withdrawn from Iraq within 6 months, 3 Months in to his term as the 44th President of the U.S. and that estimate has already been pushed back too 2 years.

    It’s sad to say but this war was about 1 thing OIL, and who gets to control it

    Keep you Eye’s & Ears open we’ll be invading Iran soon .. LOL

    Cheers mate :p

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