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  •  yes indeed (1+ / 0-)
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    iran considers it the US who killed ~1 million iranians when we were covertly assisting iraq and saddam hussein.

    my point is that this history of the covert war in Iraq is important. this is new information. and the neocons haven't learned a thing, per their warmongering with syria.

    i for one have a different, in a bad way, view of iran knowing that they were waging a covert war against america in iraq and killing hundreds of US soldiers.

    i had thought previously that all this rhetoric against iran was neocon trumped up crap... all the nuclear stuff... but now i see that iran was actually killing americans when we weren't invading iran... that's not good.

    i do get all the points that we shouldn't have been there in the first place.... i should have known that i'd get that reply from my fellow liberals, who can't seem to have a problem with hundreds of US soldiers being unnecessarily killed by a bad actor like iran.

    maybe just one condemnation of iran for making it so much harder for us to get out of iraq? for killing US soldiers?

    •  Iran was assisting the Shiites in Iraq (8+ / 0-)

      to say that Iran was doing the killing is misleading. Some Iranians were involved. Some Iraqis had sheltered in Iran during Hussein's reign so there were ties of mutual assistance. But US troops did not face Iranian military forces.
      To say otherwise is to validate the NeoCons' case.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 06:46:18 PM PDT

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    •  Well, everyone responsible for bloodshed in Iraq.. (1+ / 0-)
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      Should be held accountable. But since we started the whole damn thing and have no interest in holding ourselves accountable, I don't see how we can condemn Iran for doing the same things.

      So absent any kind of accountability, let's try to learn from it, and move forward in good faith in trying to establish some diplomatic relations so that we can work together in trying to make the world a better place.

      Blaming Iran for our inability to get out of Iraq is not really justifiable. We made our decisions. We have to own them.

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