Here is a copy of the Iraq War Resolution.
1) In what are referred to as the whereas (in the first section), some have taken out of context the "whereas" that "Iraq repressed its population" as meaning to free the population, when in fact, it was put in there to reference Saddam's attacks on the population with chemical weapons. This is put into context in the very next "whereas":
2) The whereas section refers to connections between Iraq and al-Qaeda (false), members of al-Qaeda being in Iraq and being trained by Iraq (false), Saddam stockpiling WMD's (false), Iraq having an advanced nuclear weapons program (false), Iraq was a threat to the United States (false), through inference, that Iraq was involved in the planning of the 911 attacks (false), and was harboring those who committed the 911 attacks (false).Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its capability and
willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations
and its own people;
3) Some refer to this "whereas" as freeing the Iraqi people:
However, this again is in the context of overthrowing Saddam and replacing him for his violation of Security Council resolutions, not as a casus belli to invade iraq, as will be made clear in the actual authorization itself.Whereas the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338) expressed
the sense of Congress that it should be the policy of the United
States to support efforts to remove from power the current Iraqi
regime and promote the emergence of a democratic government to
replace that regime;
4) The "whereas" section is not the authorization. the authorization, which is in section 3, reads as follows:
Notice the context of defending the US against the threat posed by Iraq. And why is Iraq a threat to the United States? Because of their WMD's, of course. Also notice where it says enforce the Security Council Resolutions. These resolutions were for Iraq to get rid of it's WMD's, and not to pursue a nuclear weapons program.(a) Authorization.--The President is authorized to use the Armed
Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and
appropriate in order to--
(1) defend the national security of the United States
against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and
(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council
resolutions regarding Iraq.
5) Notice that, in the authorization itself, freeing the Iraqi people is not mentioned. Only parts 1 and 2 in section a, which is the authorization itself.
Now, instead of name calling and personal attacks (To wit - You lied when you said I did not read the resolution, made a misstatement when you said that what I said was not true, and added an ad hominem personal attack at the end to boot), you might go through the resolution yourself, and point out in the actual authorization section, which is the pertinent part of the resolution, where this is about freeing the Iraq people, instead of attacking Iraq over WMD's.
Ball is in your court now.
Last edited by danarhea; 06-01-09 at 09:37 PM.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Wrong Very Wrong do any of you really no what a ****ing WMD is huh please tell me if you can. Also any of you care to listen to someone who was actually on the ground and in many of these site looking for Weapons, also the real reason we went into Iraq was because now follow with me folks "SADDAM WAS IN VIOLATION OF THE GULF WAR CEASE FIRE AND WOULDN'T LET US WEAPON INSPECTORS DO ARE JOBS"
Hey Dog maybe you should explain to folks what I used to do for a living since we had a very good discussion on this topic over on that "Other Forum"
This is not "old news" Cheney has never admitted this openly before today.
Why is this?
Maybe a refreshing of the facts in in need scorp?
Bush stated a long time ago there was no link between Iraq and 9-11. I've read it numerous times.
Bush: No Iraq link to 9/11 found.
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Bush: No Iraq link to 9/11 found
President says Saddam had ties to al-Qaida, but apparently not to attacks
By SCOTT SHEPARD
COX NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, having repeatedly linked Saddam Hussein to the terrorist organization behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, said yesterday there is no evidence that the deposed Iraqi leader had a hand in those attacks, in contrast to the belief of most Americans.
The president's comments came in response to a reporter's question about Vice President Dick Cheney's assertion Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press" program that Iraq was the "geographic base" of the terrorists behind the attacks on New York and Washington.
Bush said yesterday there was no attempt by the administration to try to confuse people about any link between Saddam and Sept. 11.
"No, we've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September the 11th," Bush said. "What the vice president said was is that he (Saddam) has been involved with al-Qaida.