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Was the invasion justified? Was it worth the ever accumulating costs in lives and treasure? Did the Bush administration lie about WMD?

Blogcritics on Iraq at the Three-Year Mark

Three years on, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq to unseat the totalitarian rule of Saddam Hussein is as controversial and frought with incompatible assumptions as ever: Was the invasion justified? Was it worth the ever accumulating costs in lives and treasure? Did the Bush administration lie about WMD? Is Iraq better or worse off? Is the situation on the ground improving or deteriorating? Can the Sunnis, Shia, and Kurds work together? Is Iraq advancing the War on Terror or hindering it? Has the invasion advanced the cause of democracy in the region? Where does Israel fit into the picture? Is this “about oil”?

Our responses are as varied as the questions:

Was Bush Right About Iraq, Al Qaeda and WMDs?
At this point the build-up of evidence is hard to deny. Why is the refrain from the left and the media still ‘Bush lied’?
Posted to Politics by Dave Nalle on March 24, 2006 07:43 AM

The Language Of War
War. For a word with only three letters, it sure packs a wallop. War. There is nothing even remotely pleasing to the ear in the sound it makes when you say it. War. Supposedly it’s the state or condition that…
Posted to Culture by Richard Marcus on March 22, 2006 05:41 PM

The War in Iraq: Three Years In
Has it been worth it?
Posted to Politics by Eric Olsen on March 21, 2006 01:51 PM

If You Want Our Troops Home, Email The White House
I’ve just sent the White House this email. Dear Mr. President and Vice-President, It’s not often that we Americans get to exercise our democratic rights — once every four years, when we vote for the president, or the mayor, or when…
Posted to Politics by Adam Ash on March 21, 2006 12:11 PM

Interview with Jeff Latas, Democrat for Congress In Arizona’s CD8
Jeff Latas is a Democratic candidate for Congress in Arizona’s CD8. What will probably catch people’s notice about Jeff is that he is…
Posted to Politics by Michael D. Bryan on March 21, 2006 02:11 AM

Vote “NO” to Bringing the Troops Home Now
I place myself with those at the front of the line who opposed our going to war in Iraq. I was a constant letter writer to newspapers and other publications denouncing this action. I almost had my elected officials on…
Posted to Politics by allendrury on March 20, 2006 09:37 PM

The Destruction of Iraq: Apologies, Thanks, and Explanations
How do we explain to future generations how this horrible mess in Iraq came about? The answer is simple – scarily simple.
Posted to Politics by Steven Hart on March 19, 2006 11:47 AM

Israel, the Oil Bourse, and the Iran Threat
Last December and January, the sabre-rattling started between the United States and Iran. Just last week, Condoleeza Rice retooled a familiar statement once applied to Iraq to our new enemy: “We do not have a problem with the…
Posted to Politics by JP on March 13, 2006 01:54 AM

Iraq: Forget WMD, It Was A Smokescreen
Bush and Congress used WMD as a tactic for a longer term agenda.
Posted to Politics by Chip Spear on March 8, 2006 03:11 PM

Iraq: What the Troops Say
A whopping 72 percent of US soldiers surveyed say troops should leave Iraq within the next year – and 29 percent say the US should send the soldiers home right now.
Posted to Politics by Natalie Davis on March 2, 2006 12:31 PM

Iraq – It Didn’t Work
It’s time to admit that our original goals in Iraq will not be achieved…
Posted to Politics by RJ Elliott on February 26, 2006 12:00 AM

Is Iraq On The Verge Of Civil War?
What once was speculation now seems inevitable: Civil War in Iraq. It’s time to cut our losses and leave.
Posted to Politics by Kevin Surbaugh on February 25, 2006 02:04 PM

The Democracy Crusade
Religious fulfillment through political policy or just bad judgement? Not long ago, Condoleeza Rice stated that the U.S. foreign policy for the past 50 years has been a mistake and that the U.S. needs to break from its support of even…
Posted to Politics by Preston Parkhurst on February 21, 2006 03:25 PM

World Council of Churches–US Churches Condemn the US and the War In Iraq
The AP summarizes the statement of the churches in this way: PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — A coalition of American churches (particpating in the first meeting of the World Council of Churches since 1998) sharply denounced the U.S.-led war in…
Posted to Culture by Bird of Paradise on February 21, 2006 05:07 AM

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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