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Do you think Obama should send troops to Iraq?

  1. Kathleen Odenthal profile image94
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 3 years ago

    Do you think Obama should send troops to Iraq?

    If you answer, please include why you feel the way you do and if you are from America or another country. I personally cant believe that the guy who won an election on a platform saying he would bring our troops home is ending his presidential career by sending troops back overseas but thats just me. I am curious what others think....

  2. d.william profile image63
    d.williamposted 3 years ago

    I am from the U.S..  My answer is: Absolutely not. Religious wars are wars based on mass insanity. This country should not get involved in any religious conflicts abroad or in our own country. Democracy is worth fighting for - religious beliefs are not. Sectarian wars are the most pathetic (and unholy) of all.
    The religious fanatics who start these wars are products of childhood brainwashing. That issue should be addressed before trying to take sides in those religious conflicts.

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      retief2000posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is a conflict as old as Islam. Sunni versus Shi'a is no recent development nor is it the product of some political disagreement. It is fundamental to Islamic history.

  3. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 3 years ago

    Kathleen, you are not alone in feeling this way. Too many of our military troops have been sacrificed in the effort to police the world. It is a practice that has gone on for decades, and one that has historically been motivated by reasons that have little to do with protecting our national good. Religious extremists don't want peace; and our politicians know this, and are only too happy to put our troops in the middle of hostilities if there is a chance their corporate buddies (such as big oil) will profit. For all his previous claims of wanting to bring troops home, Obama is no different than his predecessors.

    1. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Beth. What most people don't realize is that whether Republican or Democrat politicians, both groups aim for the same common goals and both groups serve themselves in the process. We are ruled by the rich few...for now...

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    retief2000posted 3 years ago

    This is just the beginning of troops in Iraq, the Vietnam War started the same way. It is ironic that Obama said there is no military solution to the problems of Iraq but sends troops to help Iraq's military against an Al Qaeda backed military operation. One must wonder about his contact with reality.

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      retief2000posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Far more likely that he will send troops into Uganda to change their cultural attitudes toward homosexuality.

  5. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 3 years ago

    Napoleon maxim: never reinforce failure.

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Amen Alastar!

  6. Beverly Stevens profile image75
    Beverly Stevensposted 3 years ago

    No.  War has been going on between the Shiites and Sunnis for a very long time.  If Bush W. had not invaded Iraq, the balance between groups within that country would have remained.  But, now we have new militants coming into a war ravaged country.  If this new group takes over and the country becomes the headquarters for new, anti-American terrorists, then, we will know where our enemy lives and can deal with our enemy as needed.

  7. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    From what I've heard he is not "putting boots on the ground" despite the pressure that is being placed on him to do so.
    I don't think we should go back into an escalated war in Iraq. It was major mistake to do so in the first place. These people have been hating each other for 1000s of years!
    Unless we are willing to stay there forever to keep the peace it's only a matter of time that a civil war would breakout once we finally did leave. The only way they'll have peace is through dictatorship.
    This country never wanted democracy or freedom!
    Anytime you have a situation where (30,000) troops drop their guns, remove their uniforms, and run for the hills from (800) enemy soldiers it ought to tell us that (they) do not believe democracy and freedom are causes worth fighting and dying for!
    We've lost 4500 U.S. soldiers the first time around over a 11 year period and have spent over $3 trillion dollars.
    If they really wanted democracy and freedom they could have {easily defeated} (800) soldiers! We should NOT spill any more of our blood or drop another dollar over there. At some point a government has to fight it's own battles and we should cut our loses.
    It was a mistake to invade in the first place. To send more troops would prove we have learned nothing. You can't force freedom and democracy on people. They have to want it!

  8. pramodgokhale profile image45
    pramodgokhaleposted 3 years ago

    i am an Indian and express my reservations for sending troops to Iraq. It will be hot decision and disaster for global economy because of oil price sky rocketing. India is facing shocks of high crude price. USA will use her advanced weapons system and test and place order to Arms manufacturers in USA and , no care for American soldiers will die or suffer.
    Arms business is priority and part of national interests of US.
    In all Arab nations new regimes will come to power, would be Islamic fundamentalist and middle east will become home of terrorism.USA toppled Saddam and now Iraq will be divided between Shias and Sunnis and Kurds and again Islamic regimes will capture power.

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      retief2000posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      India is in direct competition with China for the energy resources of the trouble Middle East. That is not good news for India.America should be a better friend to India, the world's largest democracy.

  9. Snøwman profile image60
    Snøwmanposted 3 years ago

    We accomplished what we went there to do. Now it's time to come home.