ANSWERS: 52
  • Well seeing as how I am a pacifist... ...
  • Some thoughts: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/100032/184901
  • It is the worst thing to happen in the 21st century.
  • I really wish it could stop. Things are definetly getting worse. I don't believe this was is helping things along. Things will happen in due time.
  • Its a boondoggle.
  • It has gone on too long and really is putting the minds of the American government away from other issues such as poverty in Africa. They have merely made the situation more confusing rather than better, with attacks all over the country every few days
  • Holy cow, there is a war in Iraq?!! I want to know why I wasn't notified, those are my thoughts!
  • okay time for me to be an out spoken bitch. the war in i raq has gone on way to long. and if we want to end it in....... well there cant be true victory...... but if we want to "win" due to lack of a better word, then the US government needs to stop defunding the war, stop arguing over it in washington and fighting with each other, hand the dession over to the head general, take out the rules of engagment, pull the press out of iraq, and let our soilders do what they were trained to do in boot camp and just kill the enemy so our service men and women can come home to the familys and friends where they belong
  • I think that the US should pull our Military out of there. If people think that we can change a government in a matter of a couple of years, they are wrong. Changing a government to something a whole lot different can be a challenging and extremely long task. In my opinion, we are just sending people over there to be killed.
  • i hate it. i hate the people who started it, and the people who aren't ending it. i hate the people who are killing our soldiers. i hate the war.
  • Its a terrible war for a bad reason. I just hope it ends soon, before it turns out bigger with nuclear weapons. Its been going on too long.
  • i HATE IT! IT'S THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN CUZ A REAL PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF FIGHTING, HE WOULD BE TRYING TO CREATE WOLD PEACE!
  • QUESTION....If we don't fight the war on terror in Iraq, where would you prefer to fight the war? Houston? Chicago? Las Vegas? Seattle? New York? Los Angeles? Your hometown? Your parent's office building? Your child's daycare? If we DONT fight the war on terror there, we WILL fight the war on terror here, in America, on our own soil. So tell me, which city do you think we should try?
  • Peace never comes from a slaughter of innocent people.
  • it sucks.
  • This is a risky question to answer, but I believe that Iraqi ans need to solve their own problems, not the United States.
  • I think that we need to finish what we started as soon as is possible. I think it is time to start letting the Iraqi's take over for themselves. I think that funding for the war should continue until the job is done.
  • "we" (and by we i mean bush) invaded against the will of the UN and under false pretenses and then since "we" were already there "we" just kinda stayed. did you know its illegal to impeach a president during war? too bad he's not calling it a war, too bad for us anyway! btw, have "we" checked yet with the iraqi government that "we" put into place to see if they want "us" there? and now i will pass my soap box on to the next person in line.
  • I think we need to get it taken care of over there and then leave it up to them to sort out their business. I think we should be ready to help, but not interfere with them like we are now.
  • I think we should have nuked them, but people would say that is inhuman, either way it is inhuman. Terriest need to die.
  • It's a senseless war!! The very chance of any legitimacy for a war on Iraq by Bush is nullified by George W. Bush's self-avowed declaration that he needs no UN support, nor Allied support, nor the support of the region as such, to start his senseless war. To create pseudo-justification of his shaky claims for a senseless war on Iraq, Bush throws in mendacious concerns for democracy as if he himself is an angel on democracy; when the whole world knows on what shaky, tricky grounds he manoeuvred US elections to get himself into the White House. The big lie is, that instead of stating his interest in the oil- and defence industry harvests of wars against Iraq and Iran, Bush fools the world with empty slogans about the 'war on terrorism', defence of liberty and freedom and concern for world peace. It is an insult on the intelligence of modern peace-loving man and an abuse of the Iraqi nation's right to self determination.
  • One word... Pointless. Are they actually achieving anything? This war is dragging on and on killing soldiers left and right and personally, i don't think it's accomplishing much. It's time to end this.
  • very reflective of the current state of politics in the US. how can they even begin to have democracy when it doens't even exist in the US? many americans didn't want this war, many americans have died and things are only getting worse. oh but now the US is going to have war with iran. the fun continues....
  • because they keep causing trouble
  • Umm... because Bush can stay out of it...
  • Because of oil.
  • Because Al qaeda and Iran are doing all that they can to keep things stirred up in that country and keep the people from coming together to form a stable government that won't be friendly to their twisted interpretation of Islam. ************ angel1974 Ron Paul 2008 wrote, “absurd, there was no war until Bush sent the troops. The stirring up is created by the US army and it's coalition” At this point, that is irrelevant. We can argue all you want about how justified the US was in going into Iraq, but that will not change the fact that we did. Whether al Qaeda was there or not before we invaded is also irrelevant. They are there now. It is also true that Iran is supplying the insurgents with weapons and troops. Both of these groups have stated a desire to take over in Iraq. Both have and do sponsor terrorist activities the world over. Both will do their best to take over Iraq and use its oil wealth to sponsor more terrorist activities and we know darn well that al Qaeda is quite willing to attack our fellow countrymen both abroad and here at home. Pulling out of Iraq is not going to suddenly cause either the Mulah in Iran or the leaders of al Qaeda to suddenly like us. They hate us for our freedom and our refusal to accept their version of Islam. (They have stated this on many occasions. In the case of Osama bin Laden, he quite clearly stated in his recent video that, in order to stop the hostilities, we would have to convert to his religion.) They hate us for what they see as our decadent lifestyle. So, both of these groups are in there stirring up trouble. Trying to keep Iraq from become a free nation with a democratic government. The people of that nation want freedom. They want to control their own destinies. They want a government that is answerable to them. They showed this by the huge numbers that turned out for elections despite the threats of the terrorists in their midst. You can argue all you want about how we should not have gone in there. However, once again, that is now irrelevant. We are there. If Iran and al Qaeda weren’t there busily stirring up trouble between the various faction in that country and trying to undermine the government, then maybe we could have had most of the rest of the problems there resolved and could have most, if not all, of our troops out of there by now and have the Iraqis governing themselves and rebuilding their country.
  • I think that it is wrong and that it is evil as well as illegil because the 9/11 attacks were not investigated like they should have been(Research W199-eye for more information). -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • Though I believe there were good intentions behind getting involved at the start it has become a nightmare that seems there is no easy answer to dealing with. Unfortunately I think we are going to be there quite a bit longer trying to clean up our messes.
  • Useless War!
  • Useless war
  • It needs to end! Or my brother needs to come home anyways!
  • Total waste of money. And being there makes us tyrants in world opinion. I really grieve for those serving there. They believe they serve in best interests but they have been deceived. Of note, neither Bush, Cheney or anyone ilse in the Federal Government has their kids, grandkids, even nieces or nephews serving there. They like others to do the fighting and dying while they profit by it and take nice vacations.
  • Wrong country attacked on the orders of a president who is wrong for this country based on information that is known to be wrong.
  • Having served there, i think that we should stay and finish what we started. Over 4000+ men and women have given their lives for the cause, it would be a great travisty if we just quit.
  • The surge is working better than anyone had hoped for. We are obligated to stay and finish what we started.
  • I was against the invasion from the very beginning. I truly believe that had we concentrated our resources in Afghanistan we would have caught Osama by now. However I also fully grasp the reality that we must finish what we started with the invasion. We cannot in good conscience leave the country without first doing our best to stabilize and shore up the government which replaced the one we overthrew. It may not be a popular position to hold, but it is reality.
  • Not much..we invaded a country that did nothing to us..we ignored Afghanistan. Finally "the decider" and his cronies are following the ideas of Obama, stated a long time ago..focus on Afghanistan, not Iraq..establish dialog with our enemies..get out of Iraq because the government wants us out and the people want us. :(
  • You don't just invade sovereign nations, and this is proof why things like the Geneva Conventions exist. According to the ORB Study and a number of others, more than a million Iraqi people have been killed. That's just not on. America needs a smack.
  • Having spent most of the last 5 years there...it sucks...they are ungrateful people that hate everyone except themselfs....I say pull all of us out of there and make a parking lot...;)
  • Not much, I'll tell you that.
  • i believe we should finish it, but i dont know if we will.
  • a waste of good men.and innocents. the intention might have been good but the result is a disaster. the middle east is complex . they should solve their own issues .
  • i think is right, of course is never a good thing to have war, but i like the way america is being the police man. (no offence) if you think is not right, give me your reasons, and if you support me, say your reasons too! and i do care about all those injured soldiers. i hope only if they find another way to stop iraq being so mean to its people without hurting anyone.
  • I think the war in Iraq in 5 years has lead to more death and destruction for the Iraqi people then the then 24 years of Saddams rule. I think more Americans have died in Iraq then 9/11, and given Iraq never threatened the USA or had WMD that it has sucked the economy away and has created a huge division that the Iraq war has been the biggest victory for the Terrorists.
  • It is TERIBLE!!!! It is one of the worst things that have ever happened in the history of the world.
  • I think the war in Iraq is turning into Vietnam, as we didn't have an exit strategy in Nam, and we don't have one in Iraq, and that will cost us the lives of our soldiers.
  • You have to remember WE were the victim country on 9/11. The terrorists started a war on us. Iraq's leader Sadam would not comply with us. Should Bush have just ignored this and taken a chance that we'd not be attacked again? Remember how we all felt on that horrible day, waiting for the BIG ONE, a second attack? Bush did the right thing. War is never a pretty thing. I have a nephew fighting there now. I worry about him every day. But he volunteered & the soldiers want to finish their mission (just like in Vietnam - they were close to finishing except Ford pulled them out to quick - Nixon almost finished the job & was looking out for the soldiers). Look what's going on in Iran now. The people don't want Ahmadinajad, it's called freedom, they are protesting. This is what our country has given other countries. I think the Dems have succeeded in "brainwashing" our country into thinking all the bad stuff of Bush's Administration. We are the good, compassionate country who believe in freeing people to stand up for their rights.
  • More regions and people conquered with democracy. Means the more closer we are to be united as one nation under god. Don't think, just trust in god, have faith in the new world order.
  • bush was a fucked up reatardated monkey scrotum.
  • there sftupid but its fun on call of duty 4

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