why did we invade iraq?
9/11, NO. THEY had NOTHING to do with that
wmd? NO, THEY didn't have ANY
lining the pockets of some ALREADY rich good ol' white boys? YUP
you can plan all you want. the dice is thrown, the tables are turned. the country will NEVER be the same
one more thing. IT'S NOT A GAME
By Karen DeYoung and Thomas E. RicksWashington Post Staff Writers
If U.S. combat forces withdraw from Iraq in the near future, three developments would be likely to unfold. Majority Shiites would drive Sunnis out of ethnically mixed areas west to Anbar province. Southern Iraq would erupt in civil war between Shiite groups. And the Kurdish north would solidify its borders and invite a U.S. troop presence there. In short, Iraq would effectively become three separate nations.
That was the conclusion reached in recent "war games" exercises conducted for the U.S. military by retired Marine Col. Gary Anderson. "I honestly don't think it will be apocalyptic," said Anderson, who has served in Iraq and now works for a major defense contractor. But "it will be ugly."............