I'm getting tired of that double-talk to justify a gigantic pooch-screw. First it went for being very accurate and avoiding civilian areas to deliberately targeting civilian buildings. And you don't see that as you contradict yourself?
Meanwhile, while the military was protecting the Iraqi oil fields the museums were looted. A cultural heritage and its history destroyed. And for what?
Still, those civilian body counts remain upon both sides.
And that's considered a success?
Oh yes, I remember well too. We had zero business being there since the beginning. And people like me were vindicated as the costly mistake played out with no weapons of mass destruction found. And you should know how much I hate being right about such things. The fact this was being done in the name of my own country made that sting especially painful.
Certainly family and friends may have survived and witnessed the carnage. Would you be welcoming of the "liberators" if they destroyed your family and friends? More than likely you'd sign up and go for payback too, much less attach a flag or yellow ribbon magnet to your vehicle. Terrorist organizations love to recruit from that group of very distraught and angered people, no matter if the name is Al-Qaeda or the Rapethuglican party.
Sure, those evil and "godless" dictators are gone. But at what price? Even the pulling down of Saddam's statue was staged! Check out the wide-shots and you'll find that the "huge crowds" were just another lie to justify George The Lesser's need to show his daddy who was boss.
And the sales of arms to all sides goes on. War is big business and peace is a detriment to that enterprise.
If anyone says it's to protect my "freedom" and "liberty" then they have a screw loose. Some of us remember and hope the same mistakes never happen again. And yet people forget too soon or wish it was something else.