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JWing
03-06-2013, 02:20 PM
The conventional wisdom is that the U.S. made too many mistakes in Iraq to be successful. It didnít garner enough international support before the invasion, went in with not enough troops, and then started polices like deBaathification afterward that made the situation worse. Some claim that with better decision-making, things could have turned out differently. Professor Daniel Byman of Georgetown University in an article for the journal Security Studies entitled ďAn Autopsy of the Iraq Debacle: Policy Failure or Bridge Too Far?Ē (http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/2008/10/iraq-byman) argued that Iraq would have turned out badly no matter what the Bush administration did. That was because there were too many structural barriers the United States faced, which limited the choices and outcomes available to it. What follows is an interview with Prof. Byman about his thoughts on Iraq on the ten-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion.

continued (http://www.musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2013/03/could-us-have-done-better-in-iraq-no.html)

4aprofit
03-07-2013, 03:58 AM
NOTE: WE GET NEGATIVE NEWS ABOUT IRAQ, AS PER THEIR ECONOMY, THEN WE GET 5 - 10 MORE POSITIVE NEWS FEEDS IN REGARDS TO THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS THAT IRAQ IS MAKING, EVEN INVOLVING VENTURES WITH THE U.S., AS SEEN BELOW ALSO...(OF COURSE NOT ON FOX OR CNN WILL YOU GET HARDLY ANYTHING POSITIVE)....TAKE A LOOK BELOW, OF EVEN STUFF THAT CAME OUT TODAY, WHICH IS OF THE OPPOSITE CONTRAST AS PER WHAT IS "ACTUALLY" HAPPENING IN IRAQ...LOL....
P.S..THE MOST HILARIOUS PART OF ALL OF THIS, IS WHY ARE WE STILL DUMPING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO IRAQ IF IT IS A LOST CAUSE?...



United States of America and the Republic of Iraq Announce Progress on Entry into Force of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
http://www.ustr.gov/...q-TIFA-progress (http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/march/US-Iraq-TIFA-progress)



Iraq is laying the foundation for the start of reconstruction and redevelopment.
The Trade and Investment Framework Agreement is part of the Strategic Framework Agreement.
see page 4: [/b]
http://photos.state....iraq-sfa-en.pdf (http://photos.state.gov/libraries/iraq/216651/US-IRAQ/us-iraq-sfa-en.pdf)





In Baghdad: Fortress America - The Largest U.S. Embassy in the World - 10 Times Larger than the U.N. Complex - 104 Acres

http://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2009/08/06/Foreign/Images/PHO-09Aug03-172455.jpg


Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images -
In 2006, cranes littered the Baghdad skyline as construction workers in the Green Zone began to build the U.S. embassy, which is now one of the biggest, most fortified diplomatic compounds in the world.



U.S.- Iraq Business Investment Conference Hillarious Clinton

http://www.youtube.c...VLNcA_F1NM&NR=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVLNcA_F1NM&NR=1)

Watch the first minute, and then from 4.5 to appx. 6 minutes of this video...this depcits how deeply involved the U.S. is in Iraq.

In the first minute of this, watch who is at this meeting...some of the largest companies in the U.S., of which are some of the largest in the world as well.
(Does anyone think that these huge American companies are in Iraq to lose money, I guess they forgot to read the negative news reports?...lol...)