Soldiers, Pundits Debate Whether Iraq War Was Worth It | Middle East | English

25 Oct

Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D, is a retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel…

“It’s pretty sad, really,” she said, “that almost ten years have gone by since stories were told to justify the invasion of Iraq, a country which was very weak militarily, very weak economically, that had been suffering under sanctions that we enforced for many years, over a dozen years, and had no air force, had no navy, had nothing to do with 9/11, had nothing to do with associations with al Qaeda… and yet we were able to basically drum up a war and invade, topple their government, destroy not just their political system, but their society – you know; we went for the infrastructure, the water and electrical grid. And yet, to this day, we have not yet repaired that. And now, we’re drawing to a close and leaving behind what? Not a victory, but probably multiple generations of hatred for Americans – and oh, are we pumping oil there yet? No, we’re not.”

via Soldiers, Pundits Debate Whether Iraq War Was Worth It | Middle East | English.

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