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Would the Iraq war have happened if September 11th didn't happen?
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i think the war still would have happened because Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. I didn't like it at all that we went to war with Iraq b/c now they said there was no nuclear weapons but there is all those American lives that were lost and we are still at war!
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(Original post by fred0202)
Would the Iraq war have happened if September 11th didn't happen?
Apparently the invasion of Afghanistan and Irq was already planned out beforehand.
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o and to begin with i never supported bush at all
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Apparently the invasion of Afghanistan and Irq was already planned out beforehand.
It looks likely. Some say that they knew that 9/11 was going to happen to justify a war.
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Where did the big yellow writing go???
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Where did the big yellow writing go???
Probably deleted by moderators because it was disruptive to the forums...too big
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Who moved the writing?
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Who moved the writing?
Bit of a silly question.
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Apparently the invasion of Afghanistan and Irq was already planned out beforehand.
erm no. dealing with Saddam had already been agreed by Congress during the Clinton years. Afghanistan was purely a case of hunting down Bin Laden.
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erm no. dealing with Saddam had already been agreed by Congress during the Clinton years. Afghanistan was purely a case of hunting down Bin Laden.
no it wasn't. seriously people don't know what they're talking about here
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(Original post by fred0202)
Would the Iraq war have happened if September 11th didn't happen?
probably not. certainly not this soon. but we would have seen a tightening of security and increased homeland security expenditure.
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no it wasn't. seriously people don't know what they're talking about here
no it wasnt what?
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no it wasnt what?
it wasn't purely because of bin laden.
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it wasn't purely because of bin laden.
the efforts in Afghanistan came as a direct result of 9/11 with the primary objectives being the capture or dismantling of the Al-Qaeda operatives there and the Taliban regime that harboured them. the spending resources in comparison to a longer term US objective such as Iraq highlights this.
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the efforts in Afghanistan came as a direct result of 9/11 with the primary objectives being the capture or dismantling of the Al-Qaeda operatives there and the Taliban regime that harboured them. the spending resources in comparison to a longer term US objective such as Iraq highlights this.
And how do they compare?
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And how do they compare?
apart from what i mentioned in the above post, Congress had planned for the removal of Saddam as US policy before Bush was even elected.
the amount of money spent on Iraq is, at a guess, somewhere between 10 to 20 times that spent in Afghanistan.
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apart from what i mentioned in the above post, Congress had planned for the removal of Saddam as US policy before Bush was even elected.
the amount of money spent on Iraq is, at a guess, somewhere between 10 to 20 times that spent in Afghanistan.
Yet, in Afghanistan the world's largest oil deposit has been found right at the northern tip.
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Yet, in Afghanistan the world's largest oil deposit has been found right at the northern tip.
youve lost me.
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the efforts in Afghanistan came as a direct result of 9/11 with the primary objectives being the capture or dismantling of the Al-Qaeda operatives there and the Taliban regime that harboured them. the spending resources in comparison to a longer term US objective such as Iraq highlights this.
that's what they want you to think
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