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8 year Iraq war worth the cost?
Okay, no WMD found but they got rid of a malignant tyrant Hussein and his family of thugs and terrorist appeasers who would have caused a lot more trouble down the line. He was also sitting on a massive amount of oil that you could argue was in the US national interest to see go elsewhere other than the Hussein family accounts. That said, it cost a trillion dollars to get rid of him. IMO the Iraqi's should pay some of that back over time from oil revenue. The human cost is harder to quantify, but it's all about how many lives has it potentially saved by getting rid of Hussein, we'll never know the answer to that sadly. Overall it could be a good thing Bush did for the world but I'm not sure 100%.
Last edited by Money Shot; 12-15-2011 at 11:00 AM.