You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

So why did we invade Iraq, anyway? [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-03 02:09 PM
Original message
So why did we invade Iraq, anyway?
Advertisements [?]
Before 9/11 even happened, W was acting very tough and aggressive towards Iraq. News pundits were saying how W didnt want to make the same mistakes that his father did. I thought that W wanted to go to war with Iraq because he saw how popular George Senior was during the first Gulf War and he wanted to be a wartime president, too. Iraq would be an easy target for him. Did we go to war to bolster Ws polling numbers?

I also heard W say that he hated Saddam with all his heart (not very Christian and forgiving is it). He probably hates him because Saddam tried to assassinate his father. So did we go to war for retribution and personal vengeance?

Lately, Ive been reading about the PNAC. It would be an awfully big coincidence if they didnt have an influence over Ws decision to invade Iraq. For them to say that we need a Pearl Harbor type event to rationalize an invasion into Iraq. Wow! And the way things have turned out with all his oil buddies getting the big contracts with no bidding. Did we go to war for oil and money?

What does everyone else think?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -So why did we invade Iraq, anyway? pduck  Oct-31-03 02:09 PM   #0 
  - Why We Invaded Iraq  roberthall10   Oct-31-03 02:13 PM   #1 
  - Wow...  slavkomae   Oct-31-03 02:13 PM   #2 
  - because it was there  56kid   Oct-31-03 02:15 PM   #3 
  - That depends on the phase of the moon...  Dr Fate   Oct-31-03 02:17 PM   #4 
  - I really feel it was to clear Poppy's name  Demman   Oct-31-03 02:17 PM   #5 
  - Beats me.  Clete   Oct-31-03 02:17 PM   #6 
  - Peak Oil  brainshrub   Oct-31-03 02:20 PM   #7 
  - Brainshrub, you hit it on the first shot.  reprobate   Oct-31-03 03:54 PM   #11 
  - Neocon Racist Imperialism  LastChance2004   Oct-31-03 02:58 PM   #8 
  - Absolutely PNAC is involved  lovedems   Oct-31-03 03:04 PM   #9 
  - To punish them for planning to switch to Euro and to steal their oil  leesa   Oct-31-03 03:25 PM   #10 
  - I'm in the oil industry.....  Spoonman   Oct-31-03 04:02 PM   #12 
  - Just take your pick  Kamika   Oct-31-03 04:13 PM   #13 
  - In order of priority  Old and In the Way   Oct-31-03 04:29 PM   #14 
  - I disagree...  onebigbadwulf   Oct-31-03 04:33 PM   #15 
  - 9/11! support our troops! Why do you hate America?  killbotfactory   Oct-31-03 04:35 PM   #16 
  - In order: Oil, Israel, PNAC imperialism. Period.  Flying_Pig   Oct-31-03 05:02 PM   #17 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC