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Did we gain something from the Iraq war?

  1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
    alexandriaruthkposted 5 years ago

    Did we gain something from the Iraq war?

    Ten years after the war, what did we gain from it? Positive consequences of war.

  2. maxoxam41 profile image75
    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    What do you mean by we? We as the politicians representing the people or we as the people? It's been at least 10 years since the people were not involved in any personal gain! Where is the relevance of your question?

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Did we gain something from it, I mean the American people in general. Are there even positive benefits derived from any wars?

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    No. We conquered the Republic of Iraq. And instead of annexing it, we promptly gave it full "independence" with the hope that its new government could act as a front in our efforts to indirectly control it and treat it as another subject nation. This did not work.

  4. JimTxMiller profile image78
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    A less than significant reduction in the world's population for no good reason is about all that was gained.

  5. LandmarkWealth profile image80
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    It doesn't appear so at the moment.  If a more secular democracy ever takes hold in that region and begins to spread, than we may look back in 50 years and say that it was the beginning.  For the moment that seems like just a dream.  Whether or not we agree that the Iraq War, the war in Afghanistan or anywhere else made sense at the onset is open for debate.  But one thing that seems clear is the US has a bad habit of trying to nation build.  Afghanistan should have been reserved for the special forces to track down Bin-Laden and his supporters.  But sending Marines and Army there to build roads and schools seems like a waste of time, money and blood to buy an international friendship that we really don't need.  President Bush campaigned on no more military usage for nation building back in 2000.  He should have stuck to the original plan.