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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the burden of proof was on the hanged rat to prove he didn't have any, not on the US to prove he did.
    how would he have proved that negative?

    show us what you learned in law school about proving a negative
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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So where are those WMD's?
    I'm not sure, why don't you ask some of these Democrats who also believed Saddam had WMD's If The Bush Administration Lied About WMD, So Did These People -- Version 3.0 - Right Wing News (Conservative News and Views)
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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm not sure, why don't you ask some of these Democrats who also believed Saddam had WMD's If The Bush Administration Lied About WMD, So Did These People -- Version 3.0 - Right Wing News (Conservative News and Views)
    You know, the snopes response to this has been posted many times. Why can't anyone remember that many of these comments are out of context?

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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    how would he have proved that negative?

    show us what you learned in law school about proving a negative
    I'll never forget Rumsfeld saying absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. To the intelligent person he was admitting they had nothing.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You're right if you believe that agreements made hold no legal bearing.
    What agreements are you talking about? UNSC resolutions granting the legal right to use force DO have legal bearing...
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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    how would he have proved that negative?

    show us what you learned in law school about proving a negative
    you didn't understand the terms of the cease fire did you?



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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You know, the snopes response to this has been posted many times. Why can't anyone remember that many of these comments are out of context?
    snopes.com: Weapons of Mass Destruction Quotes
    Snopes confirmed that these quotes were real, and then provided their contexts. You can see with many of them that Democrats did indeed believe that Saddam had or most likely had WMDs. I shouldn't have used a partisan right wing source for the quotes, and I mussed apologize for that. However, many Democrats were concerned about Saddam along with many in the international community. I can remember which nations believed that Saddam had WMDs or most likely possessed them, but I am pretty sure they included the UK, Australia, and other nations that aided us with their troops. If this war is truly illegal, than should the nations who have helped us also be charged with war crimes?
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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the burden of proof was on the hanged rat to prove he didn't have any, not on the US to prove he did.
    Aren't you a lawyer? If one side makes a claim, who needs to prove its veracity?
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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You're right if you believe that agreements made hold no legal bearing.
    Yea well the relationship of nations is sort of anarchist.
    So no, they don't have any real legal binding.

    With this issue, it doesn't matter if you support or don't support the Iraq war.
    The facts are that no one has the gall to enforce it, if it is illegal.
    International "law" can be disregarded at will and no one will do anything about it.
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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yea well the relationship of nations is sort of anarchist.
    So no, they don't have any real legal binding.

    With this issue, it doesn't matter if you support or don't support the Iraq war.
    The facts are that no one has the gall to enforce it, if it is illegal.
    International "law" can be disregarded at will and no one will do anything about it.
    Of course they can't enforce it, but that doesn't mean it is illegal. Those are two very different issues. Now, does our word mean anything? When we sign agreements, does it count? And if our word is meaningless, who should trust us?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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