Originally Posted by KevinNYC
And North Korea has a bustling economy?
Also the reason we were able to go into Iraq so easily wasn't because of the sanctions. It was because we secretly started the war way before March 2003 We started bombing their air defenses and communication systems several months before the war began
and had Special Operations Forces on the ground sabotaging their defense. Bombs started landing in June 2002 way before the Shock and Awe campaign of 2003. We basically started the war with complete domination of their airspace.
This info came out in June 2003.
Do you think that if for 10 years they would have been allowed to trade and acquire goods, it would have been so easy? 10 years is a lot of time to build a army with never ending funds from oil.