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472 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by KikiPeepers

Will success in Iraq equal security in America?
Bush: `Success in Iraq Vital to U.S. Security`

``It`s important for the American people to understand that success in Iraq is vital for our own security. If we were not to succeed in Iraq, the enemy - the extremists, the radicals - would have safe haven from which to launch further attacks. They would be emboldened. They would be in a position to threaten the United States of America.``

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15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 10:11:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think Iraq was a total failure and continues to be so in this day. Right now Iraq is close to having a civil war after Saddam's execution.

I think that there are probably going to be even more attacks by terrorists. The war in Iraq might have caused them to slow down a little bit with their plans but there are still going to be attacks no matter what.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 10:31:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think you are misunderstanding the statement a bit Kiki. Victory in Iraq doesn't equal security in America, but failure in Iraq can equal insecurity in America. A victory in Iraq is only a small part of the solution...

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 10:36:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
The solution to what?
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 10:40:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/3/2007 10:36:35 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
The solution to what?

Insecurity.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 10:46:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Insecurity where? I'm not trying to bust your chops but I don't see at all how what we are doing in Iraq makes us safer. I think it makes us more of a target and has only fueled terrorism.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 10:50:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Having the terrorists flooding into Iraq to fight has diverted their resources from targeting civilians in the US. That alone has made us safer here. If the theory that Saddam was shopping for terrorists to attack the US was true, taking him out of power has made us safer.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 4:33:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well but that's just a theory, we shouldn't invade countries and kill tons of people based on a hunch or theory. Surely there definitely were Al-Queda in Iraq before, but they're still there now and if Iraq changes, they'll just move on to Iran or Syria or whatever other countries will take them.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 4:47:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
"It's important for the American people to understand that success in Iraq is vital for our own security. If we were not to succeed in Iraq, the enemy - the extremists, the radicals - would have safe haven from which to launch further attacks. They would be emboldened. They would be in a position to threaten the United States of America."

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Blah, blah, blah. More meaningless words from Bush. I'm so surprised. Not.

If he's so worried about the U.S. being threatened, he'd secure our borders. It would be extremely easy, after all, for extremists to sneak across them. Illegal immigrants do it everyday.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 5:21:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/3/2007 4:33:53 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
Well but that's just a theory, we shouldn't invade countries and kill tons of people based on a hunch or theory. Surely there definitely were Al-Queda in Iraq before, but they're still there now and if Iraq changes, they'll just move on to Iran or Syria or whatever other countries will take them.

Intelligence tends to be mostly theory, but considering the consequenses that could arise from doing nothing, something had to be done. Remember the pre 9-11 memo that GWB was criticized for not acting on? You could say that the idea that Osama was planning to attack the US was a theory as well...

After Afghanistan and Iraq, it's getting much less attractive for countries like Syria and Iran to be friendly terrorist groups. It's going to be harder and harder for terrorists to find a 'safe' country to operate from.


15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 5:53:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think we've done much in Afghanistan either - he called off the hunt for bin Laden, what else is there to do?
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/3/07 - 9:46:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, there are other issues as well.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/4/07 - 6:34:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think "success in Iraq" is such a hard phrase to interpret - it could mean so many things - If by success he means America won't be an enemy of anyone in the country he has failed miserably - there are going to be a lot of angry people that lost their father, mother, child, etc. and want revenge.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/4/07 - 11:36:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/3/2007 5:53:16 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
I don't think we've done much in Afghanistan either - he called off the hunt for bin Laden, what else is there to do?

Our strikes against Afghanistan seems to have convinced Kadaffi/Libya to give up their weapons program. Most would consider that a good thing...

15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/11/07 - 5:07:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
It will help. There are so many countries that our troops are stationed in, so Iraq is merely a part of the grand scheme of ultimate safety.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/12/07 - 1:37:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well there's afdhanistan, iran, syria, korea etc.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 3/30/07 - 11:27:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Success wont equal security at all. But faliure will definately mean less security for the U.S. Shouldn't have been there in the first place.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/2/07 - 1:52:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
When will it be considered a success?
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/5/07 - 7:06:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
OMG don´t make me laugh!!!!USA under siege by some angry muslims????



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