Originally Posted by DaedalusHelios
The USA has used all the money from the oil gathered from Iraq in the reconstruction of Iraq. If you calculate that plus all the other funds the USA is using for Iraqi reconstruction you would realize that the USA didn't do it for oil. It was imposing a Western ideology on a country violating no fly zones and shooting at USA surveillance craft for over a decade. Now is a great time for Iraq to change leadership for the better since we stupidly fought and induced their civil war. I guess you aren't much into data as much as cartoons.
Little side note. During the cold war we provided arms and supplies to the Muslim "terrorists" who fought against the Soviet Union. These arm are now being used and distributed in the Middle East, in the efforts to stop the influence of the West.
None of these observations are ground-breaking in any sense of the word.
We went into Iraq to establish a second, and more democratic, foothold in the Middle East (where my Israelis at?). Our leaders, for whatever reason, believed that there were weapons of mass destruction, and used it as a reason to "liberate" the people. They "liberated" the country from the dictators that they put into power to fight the Soviets. This is America finally doing right by the people they used as pawns in the war versus communism, no more and no less.
Back to the happy. Anyone else finally enjoying the summer sun? It's been a long time coming considering the massive winter this year.