Listeners Respond: The Legacy of America's War in Iraq

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We've been asking, what will be the legacy of America's war in Iraq? Today on the show, guest Hans Blix responded, and you've been calling in and sending your own thoughts as well.

Moises Arango wrote the following on our Facebook page:

"Honestly, we might not know the answer to that for another 100 years. If we look back at history, empires have risen and faded away, and many times the wars they fought ultimately only resulted as one or two sentences in our modern day history books."

And Adrian Devore, also on Facebook, had a message even more simple and direct:

"No it was not worth fighting for."

Comments [4]

David Dick from Nashua, NH

Iraq should remind us of the danger of nepotism: personal animus can extend beyond term limits.

Aug. 19 2010 08:54 AM
Don Jones from Detroit

Let's not pretend that the invasion of Iraq was anything but a disaster built on lies. As in Vietnam, we were told that we were protecting our way of life by defeating a foe that meant us harm. Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Bush Sr. and Jr. and their gang of thugs sent our brave military over to die in a trumped up war. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were also killed. There should be a war crimes trial, not a celebration. Tell the truth.

Aug. 19 2010 08:16 AM
Jerry Fields from New York

Saadam needed to be removed for humanitarian reasons, and his attempt to acquire nuclear weapons made his removal all the more necessary. However, the Bush administration, as we all know now, lied to the world about Saadam's immediate threat as a pretense to going to war. Colin Powel resigned rather than continue to be part of the lie.

It's important to remind everyone that Saadam had nothing to do with 9/11. Al Qaeda was in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. Saadam wouldn't let Al Qaeda set foot in Iraq. Bush wanted cheap oil to support our sagging economy and he wanted to help his father's legacy by getting rid of Saadam, and to get revenge as Saadam attempted, lamely, to have George Senior assassinated.

Agaiin, Iraq never had anything to do with September 11th.

Aug. 19 2010 08:16 AM
J. Steele from Pittsburgh, PA

The wives of soldiers serving in Iraq that you interviewed this morning - especially the woman you first asked what will be our legacy be in Iraq and dis she think it was the right thing to do.......I must ask (with all respect) does she understand why Iraq was invaded???? She throws out 9/11 as a reason for the invasion!!!! Not one person from Iraq was involved in the 9/11 attacks and there were no weapons of mass destruction that ever existed or were ever found - and this fact was known before the invasion began.

This was an unlawful invasion of a sovereign nation and no matter how much people didn't like it's leader it does not excuse what our government did.

The ignorance and gullibility of people will never cease to amaze me. All those man and women killed were lives wasted and did nothing to protect our country. IDIOTS!!!!

Aug. 19 2010 08:10 AM

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