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Thu Mar 17, 2022, 09:12 PM

Russia's War Echoes U.S. Invasion Of Iraq

Mehdi Hasan takes a deep dive into the 2003 invasion of Iraq to see how it compares to Russia’s war in Ukraine, and what both Russia and the United States can learn from the past.

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Reply Russia's War Echoes U.S. Invasion Of Iraq (Original post)
L. Coyote Mar 2022 OP
RKP5637 Mar 2022 #1
heckles65 Mar 2022 #2
L. Coyote Mar 2022 #4
heckles65 Mar 2022 #3
FreepFryer Mar 2022 #5

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Thu Mar 17, 2022, 09:16 PM

1. Very reminiscent! n/t

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Thu Mar 17, 2022, 09:32 PM

2. Yes, but one difference?

When I protested the war on the steps of the West Virginia state capitol, I didn't have to worry about some FBI thugs leaping out of a van and hauling me away.

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Response to heckles65 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 09:38 PM

4. Saddam wasn't an anti-corruption liberal in a democratic society, he purged minorities.

Not that those factors made the Bush/Cheney war crimes an less culpable.

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Fri Mar 18, 2022, 04:59 AM

5. In one case a democratic republic is invaded. In the other, an authoritarian regime. Big diff imho

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