John T
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John T asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why did we attack Iraq instead of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Syria or Iran?

Yesterday, this common argument was put forward to me from the wife of a Serviceman. It's a valid question, particularly as few Americans have much knowledge of any of these countries. This argument is usually made against the US invasion of Iraq, as it was yesterday.

In my last article, "Terrorists and the Countries of Origin", (again I gain nothing from my blog), I examine the case for and against military action in those countries as well as the basis for the invasion of Iraq. I point out some of the reasons it was the wrong place but also the reasons it was important.

In the article preceding it,, "From the Mouths of Protestors", I expose those here that spew hatred for our troops as well as their mission.

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    Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are allies and need not be attacked. Iraq is between Syria and Iran, which makes it a good base from which to threaten or attack either enemy. So, the strataegy was: attack Iraq first and then see what can be done. Makes sense, except that reality got in the way of pipe dreams.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I also asked this about a week ago.

    Saudi Arabia is the biggest terrorist harboring country in the world. The reason why we did not invade Saudi Arabia is that had we invaded, gas prices would rise past $10 a gallon.

    Iran and Syria are working in unison to smuggle terrorists into Iraq to fight and kill our troops and they both admitted to funding and help train Hezbollah. The Bekka Valley in Syria is a possible hiding location of the lost Iraqi WMDs.

    The Pakistan/Afghanistan Border is also a terrorist stronghold, but the Pakistani government would not let us invade.

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  • 4 years ago

    W and the other neo-cons had a bee in their collective bonnets about Pappy Bush not finishing the job in the first gulf war. The oil industry wanted access to Iraq's oil and it was full steam ahead against Iraq. Apparently they were determined to attack Iraq from W's first days in office, and 9-11 gave them an excuse, a really poor excuse, but an excuse they were happy to run with. Shows what can be done when you are willing to lie about everything.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because Bush Jr had a personal grudge with Saddam, left over from when Bush Sr fought the first Gulf War against Saddam.

    And without being able to find bin Laden quickly after 9/11, the American people needed someone to hate.

    Saddam was handy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, we couldnt invade Saudi Arabia because they have had the Bush family in their pocket for years. Pakistan has the Bomb, Iran would kick our *** unless we nuked them, and Iraq was probably logistically more convenient to invade than Syria. Plus, we had big bad Saddam Hussein to use as an emotional revenge prop, (It worked for Bush's dad) and he needed to be taught a lesson and used as an example to puppet dicatorships we chose to install in the future: that when they stops taking orders from Washington after we gave him all those weapons and all that money, they will have to pay the price. Saddam was supposed to fight Iran for us, which he did for awhile, then he stopped and started enjoying life too much.

    Source(s): i just read as much news as i can, and put 2 AND 2 TOGETHER. You don't think it's a humanitarian issue, do you? If our government really cared about that, we would be in Darfur, or New Orleans
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  • 1 decade ago

    We don't attack those countries because while blood is thicker than water, Money is thicker than blood. The Bush- Saudi pact is well known and that's what keeps oil prices down. When Bush became President according to Lundberg the average price of a gallon of self service regular was $1.47/gallon.

    Now, because we have been such good sports to the Saudis and others, that price has more than doubled.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It was easier. Revenge against Saddam. Politics. It benefits rich oil companies.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    cause jurnior wanted to one up manship on his father. his father would have never took this to iraq --

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  • 5 years ago

    PEACE

    PEACE

    HUMAN TORTURE IS NOT A SOLUTION

    SOLUTION IS

    LOVE

    SHARE

    TOLERANCE

    PRAYER

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