Marine Sniper wrote:
Have you read the articles today about the people of Fallujah who have returned to their city. It is barely inhabitable...and who did that, we did...not Saddam!!
We told the insurgents to put down their weapons and they refused so in the process of killing them we severely damaged the city .....and for some reason known only to them ...We are going to rebuild it.....what happened to the good old days where I destroy it and as part of your punishment for making war on me and your neighbors you have to rebuild it. Seems to me the best thing you can do today is get into a war with America you get a shiny new city out of the deal.
Shooting at our planes? Our planes have been bombing them for 12 years! It is their air space!
Regarding Kuwait....do your research. Saddam came to the UN and to the US for months before he invaded Kuwait. The UK was helping Kuwait drill into the Iraqi oild fileds. Saddam needed the money from his oil to pay back the US for the 10 years of arms sales.
The US officially took NO POSITION on the "regional dispute". We told him that we took no position on a border dispute and that if they had to do a land grab we would stay out of it.
In other words...we set him up. Why you ask? Because the US, and George H W Bush, was waiting for an excuse to slam Saddam for nationalizing his oil industry and kicking the US oil companies out.
He used his oil money to build Iraqs infrastructure, pay for free education and free health care for the Iraqi people. The "palaces" are official buildings, like our Capital and White House.
We have had 2 oil presidents and both times we invaded Iraq. Do the math .
You are finding out exactly why you believe in what you do. You have a good heart but you have incomplete facts.
Ask "why" a bit more often. Then listen...then form your opinion. Trust me with that advice my friend!
Get the facts!!!