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May 24, 2004


(gay)travis t monk

"Another story was that the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, was in league with the terrorists of al-Qaida," he said. "And that turned out to be not true. But anyway we went off to war on the basis of these stories." that seem's to be true.


No one goes to war for a single reason. We went to war because the Bush administration made an overall assessment of the World’s future and decided that we had to act. A future with Saddam the Terrible and his wicked children, steadily growing stronger at our expense, compares badly to even the current state of chaos. We had lost the containment battle. The Europeans were betraying us and Saddam was more that capable of pursuing his monomaniacal plans. Sooner or later we were going to loosen our grip. Americans were largely opposed to the containment effort, and it was, in fact, ineffective and cruel in practice. If the Iraqis have any reason to hate us, it is because we betrayed the Shiites after Gulf War I, and because we allowed the oil-for-food program, a cornucopia of suffering and corruption, to go on for so long. If GB-41 had gone to Baghdad when he had the chance, the chorus of regrets would have been largely ceremonial, and the Palestinians might have their own state today.

In order to sell the war to the Europeans, and to us, W used the minimum arguments that were most widely agreed upon. If he was wrong -- not yet determined -- it was only in the timing, and he was not alone in his opinions. Saddam may not have had the WMD then, but he would eventually. Saddam might not have been Osama’s pen pal, but it was only a matter of time. There were definite indications of terrorist related issues.

The chaos will eventually dissipate and Iraq will be a free nation.

Captain Yossarian

Lets get this straight - we need the oil and we need to keep it flowing safely. Yes - for gas for your liberal soccer mom SUVs and for your girlie-men porsches and bmws - real men drive Corvettes!

Finally, we have a large numebr of soldiers and supplies in Iraq and Afganistan. The Oil is safe and will stay cheap as long as we need it. And guess what you liberals - becasue we got there, we won't need to drillin Alaska! Now who says Bush is not an environmentalista.

And this time lets be carful who we give a purple heart to - some of these guys will do anything, even risk their lives, just to get a purple heart so that they can come off as heroes when they run for an election later.

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