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ladiesman
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The 2003 invasion of Iraq was neccesarry

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Started: 10/4/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bu

Pro

The invasion of Iraq was to prevent future instances with global terrorism.
ladiesman

Con

The decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was a big mistake. The purpose of the invasion was to find weapons of mass destruction that supposedly Saddam Hussein was in possession of. However, no such weapons were found. Bush Jr. also invaded Iraq to finish the job that he believed his father should have done. If Bush Sr. decided not to dethrone Saddam, what makes Jr. justified? The effects of the invasion don't justify exposing the entire country to the horror and desolation of war: countless Iraqi civilians killed and displaced, the Iraqi military disbanded.
Debate Round No. 1
Bu

Pro

Saddam Hussein was a terrorist. If we would have let him continue to run his country, millions of people would have died. We aided civilians in the middle east who were in dire need of help. We tried hundreds, even thousands of terrorists who have killed thousands of people.
ladiesman

Con

Saddam Hussein might have been a tyrant, but he was not the one who attacked us on 9/11.
Debate Round No. 2
Bu

Pro

No one really thinks that Saddam Hussein caused 9/11. The invasion was done to prevent Hussein from committing more acts of terrorism in his country.
ladiesman

Con

The Iraqi people did not ask us for our help.
Debate Round No. 3
Bu

Pro

They needed someones help and we came to their rescue. We freed the Iraqi's from an extremely tyrannical government, and saved thousands, if not millions of lives.
ladiesman

Con

In addition, we destabilized the country. The Iraqi military was disbanded, leaving the soldiers with no means to feed their families. These outcomes do not justify the invasion, it was hastily waged.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Varrack 1 year ago
Varrack
Dang I have a debate challenge up that's the same topic as this. Good luck to Pro
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