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    War in Iraq

    Like all things, compromise was essential here I think. The governments around the world thought of everything that the stop the war protesters thought of when deciding whether to go to war. They also thought of things that people who are against the war dont consider, because their perspective is against the war, so pro-war thoughts are ignored. Now you will say 'why wasnt Germany and France for the war?.' Well when they weighed up all the arguements it didnt fit thier criteria for going to war. However, we are a different country and the compomise and conditions showed our government that it was correct to go to war.

    Put it this way the war has harmed Tony Blair and George Bush as far as thier jobs are concerned. It has cost the governments an absolute fortune. They wont be getting any money from oil or any land or anything silly like people were saying before the war. Also, which is the most important, they new this before they went to war. But they still did.

    Going to war was not a great situation but neither was not going. Its alright saying how terrible it was that so many innocent people were killed because this was a certainty. This is going to happen in a war. What we dont know is how many people may be killed if we hadn't. Because it might not happen doesnt mean it wont and its difficult to put a price on uncertainty. However, one thing is for sure, this was very carefully considered by people who do this all day everyday for a living - people who are best qualified to judge. It must have been a close call when you consider the people who agreed and disagreed but to totally dismiss the war as unnecessary would surely indicate that you expect there is an unrealistic perfect solution without compromise.

    What should we have done?
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    no war

    war bad
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    (Original post by Michael Beaver)
    War in Iraq

    Like all things, compromise was essential here I think. The governments around the world thought of everything that the stop the war protesters thought of when deciding whether to go to war. They also thought of things that people who are against the war dont consider, because their perspective is against the war, so pro-war thoughts are ignored. Now you will say 'why wasnt Germany and France for the war?.' Well when they weighed up all the arguements it didnt fit thier criteria for going to war. However, we are a different country and the compomise and conditions showed our government that it was correct to go to war.

    Put it this way the war has harmed Tony Blair and George Bush as far as thier jobs are concerned. It has cost the governments an absolute fortune. They wont be getting any money from oil or any land or anything silly like people were saying before the war. Also, which is the most important, they new this before they went to war. But they still did.

    Going to war was not a great situation but neither was not going. Its alright saying how terrible it was that so many innocent people were killed because this was a certainty. This is going to happen in a war. What we dont know is how many people may be killed if we hadn't. Because it might not happen doesnt mean it wont and its difficult to put a price on uncertainty. However, one thing is for sure, this was very carefully considered by people who do this all day everyday for a living - people who are best qualified to judge. It must have been a close call when you consider the people who agreed and disagreed but to totally dismiss the war as unnecessary would surely indicate that you expect there is an unrealistic perfect solution without compromise.

    What should we have done?
    youve certainly approached the situation in the correct manner. perhaps the forum is turning the corner....
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    no war

    war bad
    *nods*
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    no war

    war bad
    yeh, peace good, love everyone!
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    I agree: WAR BAD

    But several governments, whom it seems had nothing to gain and everything to lose, still started one.

    So in this case: WAR BAD but essential?
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    (Original post by Michael Beaver)
    I agree: WAR BAD

    But several governments, whom it seems had nothing to gain and everything to lose, still started one.

    So in this case: WAR BAD but essential?
    All wars are essential, yet the scale leaves a lot to be desired.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    no war

    war bad
    The situation is too complicated to say war - bad, peace - good. It's not as simple as that.
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    (Original post by Michael Beaver)
    War in Iraq

    Put it this way the war has harmed Tony Blair and George Bush as far as thier jobs are concerned. It has cost the governments an absolute fortune. They wont be getting any money from oil or any land or anything silly like people were saying before the war. Also, which is the most important, they new this before they went to war. But they still did.
    You say they gained nothing well there oil industry has hasn't it? with all these oil jobs going,another if they wanted to save lives that might have been lost why did they not do it before, before september the 11th after the first gulf war??? makes me suspicious for alterior motives
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    no war

    war bad
    there is a certain kind of peace only to be seen the otherside of war.
 
 
 
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