Jin, although your arguments and facts fall on deaf ears, I just wanted you to know that you are a welcome addition to the forum and I applaud your patience with those who prefer to wallow in denial.Tat is a completely dishonest misrepesntation of the Pentagon's findings the Pentagon Review of the DOCEX release entitled the "Iraqi Perspectives Project, Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents (Redacted)," demonstrates that Iraq was in fact collaborating with Islamist extremists (including AQ affilliates) and actively working with them to attack the U.S.:
Here's a link to the full report the pertinent information is located in the first volume of this five volume DOCEX:
Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism
Here's a rather telling document from DOCEX which shows how Saddam was recruiting suicide volunteers right up until at least 2001 to attack U.S. interests:
Not to mention the fact that Saddam had fired on our aircraft in the no-fly zone on an almost daily basis, was in material breach of numerous U.N. resolutions, was in fact harboring AQ operatives who had attacked the U.S. on our own soil, and had even once attempted to assasinate our former head of state one George Herbert Walker Bush.
Bull**** the Iraqi Constitution was written by the Iraqi's and that Constitution was ratified by the Iraqi people in a nation wide referendum.
Prove that the U.S. encroached on the writing of the Iraqi Constitution or that we did anything to make the elections anything less than free and fair.
It's called representative democracy not direct democracy, the dually elected represenatives of the Iraqi people have not demanded our withdrawal, however, we have come to an agreement whereby U.S. troops have to be out by I believe 2011.
We were bound by treaty.
There was an AUMF which tantamount to a declaration of war as the Constitution does not specify what type of legislation the Congress must write.
Both had an AUMF.
True he did not have congressional authorization, we were not bound by treaty, and they were not limited engagements.
That was a limited engagement, did the U.S. require a formal declaration of war for the quasi-war with the French under John Adams? Was one of our Founding Fathers an imperialist?
Cuba did not involve U.S. troops.