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  • by link (3402) on 2005.02.03 15:37 (#37983) Homepage Journal
    Whatever is really happening in Iraq and whoever was right about the reasons the are some things that seem hard to deny.

    1. If there were WMD of any variety in Iraq they are now probably in the hands of people who are not much better that Hussein.
    2. The war in Iraq seems to have made large chunks of for want of a worse word old europe more anti Bush and probably more anti american now that he has been reelected.
    3. The failure to find any WMD leaves people with a bitter taste in their mouths about preemptive wars. I can not see america having much help taking on Iran or North Korea unless the other guy starts it. Maybe this doesn't matter.
    4. Wars may cost quite a lot of money but occupations cost more. I'm not an economist but apparently quite a lot of euro is flowing into the usa to pay for the war in Iraq(amongst other things) and this is part of the reason the dollar has lost a large chuck of its value against most other major world currencies. Some people seem to think this will have long term major consequences.

    It's all history in the making so who really knows whats going to happen.
    • If there were WMD of any variety in Iraq they are now probably in the hands of people who are not much better that Hussein.

      Sure. At worst, we are likely not much worse off. But I never supported the war because I thought WMD existed, this was never my priority, and it doesn't have much to do with my thoughts on the matter one way or another.

      The war in Iraq seems to have made large chunks of for want of a worse word old europe more anti Bush and probably more anti american now that he has been reelecte