Comments on: How we left Iraq http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/ Our coverage of worldwide events Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:16:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Invictuss http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353568 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:51:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353568 In pretty bad shape things were much much better under Saddam….

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By: ToshiroMifune http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353567 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:43:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353567 Well, the only intelligent thing to do under the circumstances is to just repeat the whole fiasco except three times bigger this time by launching Operation Fool Me Twice later this year or next. That will show everyone that Operation Fool Me Once was no fluke.

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By: costag1 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353566 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:48:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353566 Was Iraq any better before. Saddam killed 100’s of thousand of his own people. Less Iraq people died in the 10 years after saddam was kicked out then before.

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By: CDN_Rebel http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353565 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:31:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353565 This institute didn’t do any real research, it just regurgitated IBC numbers which say about 123-134k civilian deaths, a number that INCLUDES those killed in suicide bombings. So a bit less than half the total comes from suicide attacks (using 55k number for those killed in that way)… reporting that as somehow all America’s fault is biased and ugly. That civilian death toll also includes deaths of the war, like malnutrition, disease, lack of water, etc. I think the breakdown of the numbers is extremely important, and reporting that does not include that breakdown is very weak. American and British soldiers DID NOT KILL 130k Iraqi civilians. In fact I feel comfortable saying that they killed more combatants than civilians, though still too many civilians (a reasonable collateral damage ratio being 1:5, no way it was that low – probably closer to 2:3)

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By: Jebp51 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353564 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:04:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353564 I think this article left out some content on purpose in order to push a view.

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By: Blackbird1996 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353563 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:35:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353563 What’s really sad is despite all our money and hard work, according to Reuters, the country faces a future plagued by political crisis, human rights abuses, and violence, which is exactly how it was when we arrived.

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By: sjtom http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353562 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:14:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353562 Moral of the story; once the U.S. sticks their nose into another countries business it goes to pot.

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By: americanguy http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353561 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:09:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353561 “2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, which killed an estimated 176,000 to 189,000 people”

The Iraq war was stupid on the part of GW Bush, but let’s unwrap the baloney in this story.

The actual figure of ALL Iraqi deaths is 112,000 (includes Iarqi police and military). Source IBC
“Total deaths from coalition forces:
14,896 (13%) of all documented civilian deaths were reported as being directly caused by the US-led coalition. (The majority of deaths were from Islamic groups fighting for control.) Source IBC -“IBC’s figures are not ‘estimates’ but a record of actual, documented deaths.”
Saddam killed over 600,000 people including 100,000 Kurds so deaths are down greatly in Iraq since the “invasion” of the COALITION. This does not include the 900,000 Iraqis killed in Saddam’s war with Iran, which would make the total 1,500,000 KNOWN Iraqis dead under Saddam.
Give the one sided stories a rest, Reuters.

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By: JohnGlobe http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353560 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:08:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353560 This is a much needed report. It documents and clarifies issues pertaining to a destructive war. The war was led by neoconservatives who were driven by vengeance. They get satisfaction in seeing innocent people killed. Unfortunately, instead of holding them responsible for their crimes against humanity, the neoconservatives are free, rewarded, and still assume influential positions.

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By: jcfl http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/03/19/iraq-war-anniversary/#comment-353559 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:00:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10529#comment-353559 2 trillion dollars, 200,ooo people dead; but we got saddam for having killed a fraction of how many we killed. and to this day ask any richtie how many of the three gop lies pushed to start the war are true and they will still believe one and probably all three are still true!
1. saddam had wmd’s just before we invaded.
2. saddam had an active nuclear program just before we invaded(nucular to the right).
3. saddam had anything to do with 9/11.

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