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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 month ago

What are your thoughts on the Iran Iraq War that started 40 years ago today ?

Update:

Iraq would have won if the US, UK had provided more money and military personnel support. 

Update 2:

@USAFisnumber1-As a retired USAF Captain I am surprised by your answer. The US backed Iraq. Iraq came out at the end in 1988 as the Worlds fourth strongest military. That was how they were able to easily invade and occupy Kuwait on August 2 1990. Please read history. It made sense for President Reagan to support Saddam and Iraq in the Iraq Iran War. President Carter backed Iran, remember the War started while Carter was President. Reagan came in the same day Iran freed the US Hostages. 

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  • 1 month ago
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    The US helped Iraq while Israel helped Iran. Iraq started it though. 

  • 1 month ago

    this war worked perfectly ,as do all wars.

    power is exercised, money changes hands.

    the rich get richer the powerful crush more dreams.

    what else do you expect from war?

    tmm

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Too much has happened since that war - it certainly sparked off general instability in the Middle East and beyond.

  • Aaron
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    I don't support the war in any shape or form, border dispute and national hatred are the main reason for this long conflict ,

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  • 1 month ago

    Saddam was a big bully and thought he could flex his muscles. Well, he paid for it later when the allies responded in Desert Storm.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    One of the worst wars we ever got into, Iraq never hurt an american citizen and there were no WMD like we were all told, we used that country because they had hardly any military and we could plant our feet in the middle east with easy take over, There was no way out until Trump said enough and withdrew most already.

  • F
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Good. While they are busy killing each other, they won’t bother us as much.

  • 1 month ago

    Any time two nations you are not fond of start fighting each other,  it is good.   Iraq was a buddy of the USSR and Iran had just taken US hostages at our embassy so we were not friendly to either one.   For the eight years of the war they did not have time to cause problems anywhere else and were just sapping each other'' strength. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    More proof that islam is not a religion of peace.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The kind of meddling that finally ended up with a couple of airliners being parked in some buildings in Lower Manhattan.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    My thoughts are your question is supposed to be KNOWLEDGE seeking, and belongs in HISTORY, not CE.

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