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9/11 To Iraq. Knowing what we know now... would we have done it differently?

Asked by Darbio16 (767points) September 10th, 2009

Imagine this for a moment. First we were told that 19 hijackers using 3 planes brought damage to 4 buildings on 9/11. These 19 men were supposed to be apart of a terror organization (Al Qaeda) Then we invade Afghanistan and Iraq. But what if we reversed the role?

What if Iraq was the victim that day? What if 19 American terrorists had crashed planes into Iraqi buildings? Then a strong world power started a war here in America as a response. We would all be saying “NO! Don’t punish all of America for what 19 rogue men had done!” There are over 1,000,000 dead Iraqi’s yet the ‘terror cells’ exist to this day. What if the reverse had happened and It was America in the cross hairs? How can we justify killing one million people for the ill-deed of 19 men? Do you think that 1,000,000 American people should have been killed if 19 American terrorist had committed those acts in a foreign land?

Look at it this way too. Like i said above what if we reversed roles? America would have been invaded and you can bet that many Americans would fight against the invaders. Right now young men and women on both sides of this coin are being sent to die. Can you blame insurgents? The 1,000,000 dead Iraqi’s weren’t fighting to support terror cells, they were protecting the sovereignty of their nation. Allied forces came into Iraq and many of its citizens fought back because we had no real reason for being there. Not to mention the over 100,000 non-combatants (women and children included) that were killed. You can’t tell me that Americans wouldn’t fight back too.

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our country has been involved in near endless war since 1914. Are we really that gullible? Is the entire world an enemy to the U.S.? Check this quote from Herman Goerring during the Nuremberg trials.

“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

Knowing what we know now….would we have done it differently?

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