Not to remove a evil dictator from power.
Not for justice for the thousands that died in the genocide
Not to stabilize the regime or deal with terrorism.
Not to bring Democracy and let the Iraqis choose for themselves what they want.
Nope, it was for UK and US to get our own back and shove our way of life down their throats. Nice to know you acknowledge it.
Last edited by Laila; 07-03-09 at 02:56 PM.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
It's also not good enough to claim we believed the lies of a known liar.
Only one logical answer to that question:
If he wasn't lying, then we bomb the shit out of his country and obligate ourselves to rebuilding his nation and making it a democracy and lose thousands of American lives and spend over a trillion dollars in the process...
Real good, man. Let's base major war decisions based on 'what if.'
I don't care if he was lying or not - don't send my military in to enforce U.N. sanctions.
***By the way, your 'bomb threat' scenario doesn't apply. See, we had control over Saddam Hussein's military since 1991, the first gulf war. He couldn't threaten us with anything. Unless you're afraid of blustering pissants.