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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:20 AM

67. The REAL "know-nothings" accused "us" of being a bunch of ignorant, naive "know-nothings"

who were a danger to the country and would get the rest of us killed if we didn't cheer on the invasion. As it turns out, most of "us" were right and our "leaders" were dangerously WRONG about everything and the only *positive* outcome of the whole endeavor was getting rid of Saddam, his goons, and kooky and sociopathic sons. However, given the monstrous price tag- in terms of American and Iraqi lives, money, prestige, etc.- that we paid to accomplish that, I don't think that anybody can say, with a straight face, that it was worth it, particularly when the war wasn't even "sold" on the basis of getting rid of Saddam. It was about disarming Saddam Hussein of WMDs which, as we learned later and I think that most of us suspected at the time, were non-existent or at least not serious enough of a problem to warrant an invasion/occupation, especially since Saddam had (reluctantly) allowed UN inspectors back in at the time. The thing that always got me whenever Bush, Cheney, et. al started talking about Iraq being such a "threat" to our country and the world is that Iraq didn't even have full control over its own airspace! Shouldn't any country planning to attack the US and/or threaten the world at least have control over its own airspace???? Also revealing of the deception about the threat level posed by Iraq was the fact that most other countries in the region or nearby didn't feel threatened enough by Iraq to support the invasion/occupation of Iraq.

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