Iraq is a Civil War

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BobG-Ansar Al-Islam were not opposition to Saddam, they were opposition to Kurdish opposition forces.
 
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BobG said:
Actually, my feeling was that Iraq was a box of trouble that the US shouldn't have opened, especially when our emphasis should have been on the real war against terror. No matter how bad Hussein may have been for Iraqis, stability in Iraq was the best thing for the US. As likely as Iraq may have been to fall into civil war on its own (absent tyranical repression), the US invasion has made the situation in Iraq even more complicated and divisive.
Amen to that! And the US (and the West) is now taking up the burden of guilt for something which should have remained a local problem.
THIS is what is completely incomprehensible to me that such a thing wasn't clear as crystal to those starting the war. It was clear to most non-US citizens. It was the main reason Bush Sr. didn't go into Iraq. It was what several european nations tried to explain to the Bush administration. It was what Chirac tried to say to the US citizens in a completely failed interview. You cannot be _that_ stupid, can you ??? So was there a hidden agenda ?
 
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BobG,

Thanks for pointing that out.
 

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