Why did we invade Iraq and not Iran?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by KINGOFSHORTS, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Iraq had no WMDs, Iran has them.

    Iraq was a buffer that kept Iran in check, once we removed and castrated Iraq we pretty much gave Iran a victory.

    Now Iran is going to be even more bold without Iraq as a buffer.


    So why did the Neocons think Invading and becoming stuck in an Iraq occupation quagmire and giving Iran a victory a good strategic move?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran–Iraq_War
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    I got a question.

    Why are we STILL in Iraq. Wasn't Dumbo going to pull us out within 16 months of his inauguration? What's the hold up?
     

  3. No
     
  4. If Bush knew the Alphabet a little better we would have done Iran first.
     
  5. Wow:confused:
     
  6. WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday U.S. combat forces should be out of Iraq by spring 2008 to end "a foreign policy disaster" but he stopped short of endorsing a cutoff in funds.

    The Illinois senator introduced a bill to force the redeployment under law

    Obama's bill would cap troop levels in Iraq at the early January level of around 130,000, when Bush announced he would send 21,500 additional U.S. forces to Iraq. It would require that troops begin coming home on May 1 with the goal of removing all combat brigades by March 31, 2008.
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    Obama has not a clue
     
  7. Mr Bush told him and Mahmoud Abbas, former prime minister and now Palestinian President: "I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George go and end the tyranny in Iraq,' and I did."
     
  8. What do you mean? Surely god would never convince anyone to make a poor decision!
     
  9. You are aware that that was a bill he introduced as a Senator,he said as President he would have combat troops out at the end of Aug.
     











  10. Oh? :D
     
    #10     Jul 6, 2010