Worst foreign policy decision in America’s history finally over?

Maybe Barry will grow a brain about Afghanistan also and remove troops from there to?

I know I have ranted about this plenty, but I knew from the beginning that the war in Iraq would cost us plenty in life and treasure and not really accomplish much except help our Federal government to be more broke. I hope as Americans we have learned something from this occupation.



8 comments ↓

#1 Pathloss on 10.24.11 at 1:59 pm

Oil companies wanted to run a pipeline from Turkey to the gulf through Iraq. Bush knew there was no WMD. Iraq could return to a problem dictatorship but cheaper to return with missles than insert an occupation force. They’ve told us to get out. Go but come back with unmanned drones and air attacks if necessary.

#2 rufusx on 10.24.11 at 9:28 pm

Maliki and the Iraqis are signing exploration and development agreements left and right with the likes of India, China and Japan. There are claims that their undeveloped oil reserves are bigger than the Saudis.

Afghanistan has tremendous amounts of undeveloped mineral ores and gemstone deposits. They too COULD become quite wealthy.

#3 l3wis on 10.24.11 at 9:52 pm

So will American taxpayers ever be paid back?

#4 Scumbag Steve on 10.25.11 at 10:56 pm

Wait… so when the troops come home they won’t be bringing back with them, pirate ships full of oil??? What the eff???

I thought our whole intent was to go over there and rob them blind?? Now what??

#5 l3wis on 10.26.11 at 4:47 am

Oh, somebody is robbing them blind.

#6 Analog Tape on 10.26.11 at 1:34 pm

Well as long as people keep signing up to do the dirty work it will never stop.
Saddam was selling the oil too cheap and that had to be dealt with.

Hey, but we got rid of tons and tons of atomic waste in the form of DU weapons scattered across the land.

#7 concerned liberal on 10.26.11 at 9:33 pm

What did we accomplish in Iraq? We replaced Sunni leadership with Shitte leadership so as to compliment th
geopolitical ambitions of the Saudi Royal family and its allies (the Bushes and Big Oil.)

As long as this crowd can control the oil market, their manipulative strengths will retard any real success at the development and implementation of alternative energy sources – this is better known as the “Tyranny of Oil.”

Since 1990, the US Armed Forces have been nothing but
mercenary soldiers for the Saudis and Big Oil. It has hijacked our foreign policy and given the illusion that the
answer to the problem is “drill baby drill.” “DBD” is about as much an answer for the United States and the
western world, in its quest for energy independence, as
to tell an alcoholic the answer to their dependence is to make their own alcohol in their basement versus visiting a bar or liquor store. Until, the middle man is removed from the access to energy sources, with the use of energy cooperatives and personal solar panels, the western world and the full industrialized world will continue to be held hostage to the interests of middlemen like the Saudis and their big oil friends.

#8 l3wis on 10.26.11 at 10:01 pm

Well said. But is anyone listening?