Insurgent attacks kill 30, wound dozens in Iraq

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    SimondB

    This is what Afghanistan has got to look forward to post the US pull out. Iraq WAS better off under Sadam.

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    NeverSubmit

    Just like in neighboring Syria, Al Qaeda rebel insurgents killing innocent civilians to further their fundamentalist Islamic agenda.

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    WilliB

    Ah, democracy and freedom work wonderfully in Iraq, after the removal of the secular dictator. The same grand success that the West experienced in Afghanistan, Egypt, Tunesia, Libya, and now so eagerly works for in Syria. Stupidity rules among our political elites.

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    ubikwit

    You have to wonder how much more of this the Shiites are going to be able to tolerate.

    The Sunni-Shiite divide has the potential to spark a regional conflict that would in all likelihood leave every country in the region in ruins.

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    slumdog

    Yes, the dictators are very convenient for people outside. However, I can't help but wonder if propping them up all these years hasn't made things worse in the end.

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    Serrano

    "Iraq WAS better off under Sadam"

    Is that what most Iraqis say?

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    slumdog

    Is that what most Iraqis say?

    I bet they would. They might have more cable TV channels, but they are a lot less safe in their daily lives now it seems. Why, do you know something different? Have you seen a poll indicating they are happier now? My comment is not meant to be support for Saddam, but you have to admit Iraq is less secure now. I'm sure Saddam was not popular, just as Gaddafi was not or Assad is not. However, people are not crazy about violence either. I hope Syria does not go the same way. If only the leaders in Iraq, Libya and Syria could have pushed for reforms to stem the tide of protest. Then much of the violence, if not all, could have been avoided.

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    SimondB

    SerranoNov. 28, 2012 - 01:51PM JST

    "Iraq WAS better off under Sadam"

    Is that what most Iraqis say?

    Well I don't know but I guess they may look back with some fondness to the days when going to the local market did not run the risk of being blown up. But given that you used to be a "sarge" and have "served your country (albeit at a very young age") what do you think? Is Iraq a better place today? Will Afghanistan be a better place when the US leaves?

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    Madverts

    NeverSubmit,

    "Just like in neighboring Syria, Al Qaeda rebel insurgents killing innocent civilians to further their fundamentalist Islamic agenda."

    Yep, the Americans are ultimately to blame for al Qaeda being in Iraq, just like Assad is to blame for al Qaeda in Syria. Well done, you're finally letting Reality peer in through the many cracks.

    The big difference is that the Americans put their own troops in the middle of it all in attempts to pacify the blaze they set-off.

    Assad on the other hand, is bombing everything and anything, as the terrorists get stronger. Big difference there.

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    Madverts

    willi,

    "The same grand success that the West experienced in Afghanistan, Egypt, Tunesia (sic), Libya, and now so eagerly works for in Syria. "

    With the obvious omission of the basket case in medieval Afghanistan, none of the countries you cite have turned into the pit of carnage we saw in pre-stability post war Iraq, despite your gleeful predictions desperate to see some muslim on muslim slaughter. I can feel your agenda's disappointment.

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    Serrano

    "people are not crazy about violence"

    Apparently a lot of people in Iraq and Afghanistan are. Too bad Saddam and the Taliban aren't in charge any more to keep it under control, lol.

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    nandakandamanda

    Yes, Iraq was safe under Saddam, as long as you were a Sunni Baath party member or relative. Millions died in the war against Iran. The Shiites and Kurds were bombed and gassed into submission. Peace.

    Well, OK , maybe not peace, but a kind of imperial stability as he nobly rode his white horse and built up his military machine ready for the conquest of surrounding lands.

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