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They should have followed MY advice

Reader comment on item: Wasted U.S. Spending in Iraq (and Afghanistan): $53 billion and Counting

Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), Nov 26, 2009 at 17:34

After Saddam Hussein fell, it was clear Iraq was about to break out into civil war. I said it at the time and I stell feel this way now: We should have let that happen.

We should have let Iraq break out into civil war. Once the population had dwindled about 20%, we could have mopped up the remains and plundered the oil like we planned in the first place.

Like the author said: George Bush followed a different post-Hussein policy. Unfortunately, in the moment of military victory, President Bush, let the left shame him into seeking higher and unattainable ideals.


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