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Yes, but at what price?

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Submitted by Anon (United States), May 15, 2013 at 01:23

Saddam is gone and that is a good thing but a trillion dollars is too high a price to pay especially considering the alternatives in play in Iraq currently. The misguided focus on Iraq also enabled Bin Laden (the real perpetrator of 9/11) to live out another decade without consequences.

I would say North Korea currently is a lot worse than Iraq under Saddam. The sad fact is that the failure of the Iraq war means that the US will be loathe to put boots on the ground any time soon.. and this is a tragic cost because the US needs to be ready to intervene militarily from time to time to restore balance in the world.

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