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CHANGE MY MIND: Was the Iraq War Worth It?

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Ten years later, was the Iraq War worth it? Did the U.S. achieve its goals? Is Iraq a more democratic country? Are the Iraqi people better off than they were under Saddam Hussein? Was it worth the cost? And most important, was it worth the American and Iraqi lives lost?

You decide: Former Bush State department official Pratik Chougule and prominent war critic Hussein Ibish lay out the case for both sides of the argument in our latest HuffPost "Change My Mind" debate.

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Pre-debate poll:

Tell us your opinion before the debate starts to set the starting line

The Iraq War was worth it.

Agree - Thanks for voting! Please proceed to read the debate below

Please vote to proceed to the debate

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Who makes the better argument?

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POST DEBATE POLL

Did one of the arguments change your mind?

The Iraq War was worth it.

VIEW DEBATE ROUND 1 RESULTS

Agree - Thanks for voting again! Here are the results:

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"Agree""Disagree"Neither argumenthas changed the most minds