My apologies for simply punting on the thread on Iraq, but I was not going to spend the time to evaluate each comment and post a note on why it was deleted. The policy was designed for individual and relatively infrequent use, not half the comments and taunts.
Hence comments were deleted en mass, and not for opinion. It certainly would not be policy to censure opinion on its own merit, but also includes other things as stated.
It is not policy to stop comments…it was overwhelm for me on the thread. There was no way to edit and remark on so many without a lot of time, which I refuse to do, so I punted and figuratively yelled shut up.