Combat Truck Driver says to (08:48:09): I met with a well educated Iraqi in Dubia while was laid over waiting for my flight to Germany. He is of the opinion that the United States destroyed Iraq, and actually says that Iraq was better off with Sadam. This guy is a Engineer and very fluent in English. I told him that he needed to look at his history and hope that Iraq would follow the same path that Japan and Germany did.
Med says to (08:48:32): WELL I AM NOT SAYING IT ISNT TRUE IN A SENSE BUT IRAQ GOT WHAT IT ASKED FOR AND MAYBE THEY HAD IT BETTER
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:49:04): I mentioned to him that he was being impatient!
Med says to (08:49:25): THE MAJOR PROBLEM IS CORRUPTION AND WHO IS IN CHARGE THEY PUT OUT MORE OIL NOW THAN EVER IN IRAQS HISTORY
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:50:01): that is want he is saying about the present Ad
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Med says to (08:50:12): HE IS RIGHT BUT ALSO IRAQ WAS LIVING ON CREDIT FROM SADAAM AND EVENTUALLY ALL THAT MONEY HE BORROWED WAS GOING TO COME BACK TO BITE IRAQ AND IT DID
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:51:03): I couldn't argue that either, but I mentioned to him that Iraq wasn't going to build a govr in couple of months
Med says to (08:51:10): AND HE SEEMS TO FORGET THAT IS TRUE NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THEY HADNT GONE AND SCORCHED KUWAIT SET HUNDREDS OF OIL WELLS ON FIRE DESTROYED ALL OF KUWAITS INFRASTRUCTURE
WHAT WERE WE GOING TO DO SIT BY AND LET IT CONTINUE
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:52:22): He is under the impression that Iraq had the U.S, blessing to go into Kuwait
Med says to (08:52:33): I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:53:04): I said the same.
Med says to (08:53:18): THAT IS HIM TRYING TO PUT THE BLAME ON US GEE WHY DIDNT HE JUST BLAME ISRAEL THEY GAVE SADAAM A SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE AND HE HAD TO OBEY
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:54:17): He also mentioned that it was U.S. tech. that is allowing Kuwait to steal Iraqi oil.
Med says to (08:54:31): LOL SO KUWAIT DIDNT KNOW HOW TO ANGLE DRILL YOU AND I WOULD HAVE FIGURED THAT OUT ON OUR OWN THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN FAILING TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONES ACTIONS
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:55:59): Your right however he says that Iraq was provoked.
Med says to (08:56:05): THEY WERE I AGREE SO YOU INVADE A COUNTRY DESTROY AND BURN IT TO THE GROUND STEAL EVERYTHING THAT ISNT NAILED DOWN RAPE AND MURDER THOUSANDS STEAL THEIR PLATES SO YOU CAN PRINT KWD
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:57:19): I brought that up too, he wouldn't believe it!
Med says to (08:57:39): WELL LOOK AT ALL THESE YRS AFTER WWII PEOPLE SAY THE U.S. INVENTED THE HOLOCAUST THAT 8 MILLION JEWS DIDNT DISAPPEAR THE CAMPS WERE NOT REAL
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:58:15): You know the whole thing points to just how un informed that the Iraqi's are
Med says to (08:58:19): THE OVENS THEY BURNT PEOPLE IN I AGREE TOTALLY THEY DONT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT THE WEST I WATCHED A CHRISTIAN BROADCAST ONCE IT WAS FROM IRAQ IT WAS ONLY WOMEN IN THE AUDIENCE
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:59:08): He believes that, that was all propaganda
Med says to (08:59:16): AND THOSE WHO PUT IT ON ASKED THE WOMEN ABOUT THE U.S. YOU KNOW WHERE THEY GOT ALL THEIR INFO FROM AND OPINIONS TV SHOWS
Combat Truck Driver says to (08:59:48): No!
Med says to (08:59:51): YES THEY FORMED THEIR OPINIONS FROM WHAT U.S. TELEVISION HAS ON IT'S TV SERIES LIKE THAT IS REAL IT IS FICTION
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:00:31): We are guilty of that! they claim our news is very one sided
Med says to (09:00:41): NO NOT NEWS LIKE SHOWS LIKE CSI MIAMI AND BONES AND OTHER TV SHOWS
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:01:12): Holy lol
Med says to (09:01:19): THEY THINK WE ARE ALL LIKE THAT I ACTUALLY WAS LAUGHING AT THE IGNORANCE NOT IGNORANCE
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:02:12): It`s the only info that they have
Med says to (09:02:14): BUT NIEVE YES THEY SEEMED TO LACK COMMON SENSE IN THEIR DISCUSSION
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:04:09): He didn`t really seen to have any real idea about the extrodinary measures that the U.S. and the U.N. went to to try avoid the war.
Med says to (09:04:33): THE UN WENT TO EVERY LENGTH TO AVERT WAR ASKING SADAAM
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:04:56): Sadam just about ruined the U.N.
Med says to (09:05:01): TO JUST ALLOW UN INSPECTORS TO DO THEIR JOB BUT HIS EGO AS WITH ALL EGO ******
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:05:21): Then the no fly zones
Med says to (09:05:23): WOULDNT LET HIM YES THAT WAS TO PROTECT THE KURDS AFTER THEY WERE ALL KICKED OUT I WONDER HOW HE EXPLAINS THE MASS MURDER OF THOUSANDS OF SHIITES BEING GASSED IN ONE DAY
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:06:29): Then Sadam was doing everything he could to convince the rest of the world that he had WMD
Med says to (09:06:37): HE DID HE MADE IT SEEM HE DID WHETHER OR NOT HE REALLY HAD THEM.....HE SURELY PUT THE EFFORT TO MAKE THE WORLD THINK HE HAD THE POWER
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:07:42): Well I have heard that he was provided with it, the problem was that he didn`t have the tech to maintain them.
Med says to (09:07:55): IRAQ WAS DESTROYED WAY BEFORE WE CAME.....THEY JUST DIDNT KNOW IT WAS COMING EVENTUALLY HYPERINFLATION WOULD HAVE CRUSHED IRAQ AND IT'S OIL INDUSTRY WAS CRUMBLING AND ALL OF IT WAS BEING USED FOR SADAAMS WORTHLESS ARMY
cheeks says to (09:08:30): gm
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:08:33): I mentioned that that dinar was shot befor the us ever showed
Med says to (09:08:35): GM CHEEKS IT WAS IT WAS NEVER WORTH WHAT HE CLAIMED IT WAS NEVER ALLOWED TO BE TESTED
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:09:21): From $3.22 to what it is now
Med says to (09:09:32):YES WELL THAT WAS WHAT SADAAM CLAIMED BUT SINCE IT WAS NEVER TRADED
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:09:55): But it never was
Med says to (09:10:05): AND WHAT HE USED ANYWAYS WAS THE USD SINCE OIL WAS ALWAYS PETROL DOLLAR NOBODY TOOK THE SADAAM DINAR AS PAYMENT
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:10:42): so that is what it traded for inside of Iraq
Med says to (09:10:55): NOW I CANT SAY I DO NOT KNOW BUT IT SEEMS SO YOU WERE IN AN DISCUSSION YOU COULDNT WIN BECAUSE IT WAS BASED ON WESTERN PREDJUDICE AND A TUNNEL VISION LOOK AT OUR COUNTRY AND IT'S PEOPLE THE WAR WITH IRAN IS WHAT KILLED IRAQ
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:12:52): We decided it was a tie, and that we wished that we could met again in ten years.
Med says to (09:13:01): THAT IS COOL ACTUALLY IT IS
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:14:08): He was well educated and very open to the conversation, I was very lucky to run into him.
Med says to (09:14:22): GREAT NOT THAT SOME OF WHAT HE SAID WASNT TRUE
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:14:59): Ya I picked that up too the truth has a ring to it!
Med says to (09:15:28): YES MY BUDDIES SENT ME PICS OF THE DEVASTATION IRAQ LEFT KUWAIT IN IT WAS MIND BOGGLING HOW THEY DESTROYED THAT COUNTRY ON IT'S RETREAT IRAW WAS DESTROYED BY THIER OWN COWARD PEOPLE..
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:17:32): I brought it up to him about why the Iraqi solders were surrendering to Camera`s, I ask him if he knew why I ask if he thought that the solders were cowards
Med says to (09:18:33): AND WHAT DID HE SAY MY BUDS FROM THE 82ND ABN TOLD ME THAT THEY WERE MOVING SO FAST
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:19:18): He was suprised to hear that they were dying of thirst and straving in the desert
Med says to (09:19:34): THAT THE IRAQI'S WERE RUNNING UP FROM BEHIND THEM TO CATCH UP WITH THEM, SO THEY COULD SURRENDER
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:19:48): to surrender
Med says to (09:19:51): YES REMEMBER WE HAD TENS OF THOUSANDS IN CAMPS
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:20:48): The Iraqi people don`t know about that, I ask him what kind of leader does that
Med says to (09:21:55): IF ALLAWI AND HIS BLOC WHICH WAS A UNIFIED BLOC WITH A MIX OF ALL IN IRAQ WOULD HAVE TAKEN CHARGE RIGHT NOW AFTER TWO YEARS AND THEY WOULD HAVE FOLLOWED THE PLAN THEY HAD WHICH WHEN I READ IT WAS VERY VERY GOOD MeAND THOUGHT OUT HE WOULD HAVE HAD A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ATTITUDE
IT WAS THE GOI WHO HAS STYMIED ANY PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT THEY HAVE STOPPED MAJOR INVESTMENTS AND MONEY FROM COMING INTO IRAQ EVERYONE TRIED TO HELP IRAQ OUT OF THIS THE WORLD BANK THE IMF THE U.S.
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:24:04): The money was all provided for the plans, if we could have just kept it from being stolen
Med says to (09:24:05): THE UN YES BUT WE TURNED IT OVER TOO QUICKLY AND WE HAD NO EXIT PLAN
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:24:33): Yep!
Med says to (09:24:36): NOT LIKE JAPAN AND GERMANY
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:24:50): not from the very beginning
Med says to (09:25:08): THAT WAS OUR OBVIOUS MISTAKE AND WE SHOULD HAVE WE HAD BENCH MARKS BUT NEVER ENFORCED THEM
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:26:15): anybody that believed that we would be out of there in a couple years was nuts
Med says to (09:26:35): WHAT REALLY SURPRISED ME WAS WHY WE THE U.S. DIDN USE THE RESOURCES OF OUR COUNTR ALONG WITH THE OIL REVENUES
TO REBUILD IRAQ WE SHOULD HAVE JUMPED ON THE OIL INDUSTRY NOT KEEP IT FOR OURSELVES BUT WE COULD HAVE PUT AMERICAN EXPERTS IN IRAQ
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:27:41): The thing about it was I was watching them build the camps and it looked like the U.S. digging in for the long haul
Med says to (09:27:44): YEARS EARLIER WITH THE HUNDREDS OF BASES ALL THROUGH IRAQ YOU WOULD THINK SO
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:28:46): You woldn`t believe what we just walked off and left
Med says to (09:28:58): I CAN ONLY IMAGINE ONE PROBLEM WE HAD THOUGH AND WE DIDNT TAKE CARE OF IT TILL 07
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:29:45): They were running fiber optic networks, we were all watching and wondering why
Med says to (09:29:48): WAS SADR THIS DISRUPTED I THINK A LOT AND THOSE WE LEFT IN CHARGE OF THE CPA WERE NOT WELL QUALIFIED NOW ARE YOU HOME OR IN IRAQ
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:32:41): yep got here yesterday
Med says to (09:32:45): GREAT WELL WELCOME HOME
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:33:02): it been a long ten mos! thank you!
Med says to (09:33:14): YVW I BET YOUR FAMILY WAS GLAD TO SEE YOU
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:34:04): Ya, it is great home coming
Med says to (09:34:12): I AM GLAD FOR YOU YOU DESERVE IT I CANT WAIT FOR MY SON TO COME HOME
Combat Truck Driver says to (09:35:09): I`ve worked my butt off, I`ve shut down bases and started up one.
Med says to (09:35:20): I BELIEVE THAT