“I had no control over that situation, we could have died!”
Well we know how that turned out...
@megamanx181x, we neutered Al Qaeda and prevented a followup attack?
@Jolee Bindo, yeah but that in turn left conditions ripe for ISIS and other violent groups to flourish leading to incredible civilian casualties. I supported the invasion and slaying of Saddam. But I was wrong. It has become very obvious all these years later that other actions or even no action at all would have likely led to a better outcome.
@ourbedtimedreams, yeah we shouldn't have given the conditions for ISIS to rise. Should have stayed in the Middle East and never left so that we could ensure success of the operations and deter future issues like we are currently dealing with
@Richard Cypher, or we don’t invade the WRONG country to get the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks and after all the death and money lost we couldn’t at least get the oil
@Jolee Bindo, they weren’t in Iraq
@ourbedtimedreams, No action would have eventually led to another 9/11 type attack. What led to ISIS flourishing was Obama not securing the Iraqi-Syrian border, not arming Syrian opposition groups early, and withdrawing from Iraq too soon.
@Jolee Bindo, Possibly. But not likely. Saddam was evil, and his Iron fist of oppression would have probably kept his people in line. The people of Iraq would either be trying to overthrow Saddam, or they would be following him to oppose Iran. Either would be beneficial to America and both would saves us trillions of wasted dollars.
@Jolee Bindo, a 17+ year war where Billions of dollars have been wasted along with hundreds of soldiers lives. Afghanistan (graveyard of empires) is no closer to becoming Western Democracy than it was 1500 years ago.
@ourbedtimedreams, according to Alternate History Hub, even doing nothing would have led up to the events we are now experiencing, albeit many years later. I recommend that YouTube channel if you're interested in seeing if a certain historical event changed and how it would affect history.
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