The war in Iraq was a joke
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Round 2- Arguments
Round 3- Conclusions
I think that invading Iraq in the way that we did was a huge mistake and a waste of American lives. It could have been handled much better, and if anything it just destabilized the situation in the Middle East further.
According the timeline in the link below, major combat operations were completed in roughly two months in May of 2003. that means that for roughly 8 years, our troops sat in Iraq doing "peacekeeping and eliminating the terrorist threat". 8 years later we found Osama. Meanwhile our troops are being picked off in guerilla attacks and suicide bombings with a civilian population that has no love for the troops.
All while this is going on, Al Qaeda is growing to record strength with hundreds of new recruits from the outraged civilian population. This could have been handled so much better and was a needless waste of life.
I turn the debate over to my opponent.
Every decision might not have been the best or yield the most pleasant outcome but the war as a whole was no joke, but a necessary step in order to protect the United states and the people who abide within it.
All of my opponents arguments were small examples of mistakes or bad outcomes within the war. I could give 5 times as many describing World war 2, but this doesn't mean that the war was a joke, it means that the people in command weren't perfect.
I personally experienced the civilians welcoming me and my fellow soldiers on various occasions.
As to the government. The Country of Iraq is now more sovereign than ever. They are slowly but surely rebuilding their infrastructure which might I add was previously run by a cruel terrorist dictator. Now that have the opportunity to start again and become once again a recognized and sovereign country.
Once again I admit that the Iraqi war is not perfect, but what war is?
AmericanPatriot forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by emj32 4 years ago
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