posted on May, 17 2005 @ 05:09 PM
I support the war, and for several reasons.
First, I believe there were, in fact, weapons of mass destruction. While how to handle Iraq was still on the UN table, everyone was in
agreement that Saddam had and was producing WMDs. France, Germany, and Russia all had intel pointing to this, as well as the US. Russia had more intel
on these WMDs than we did. Yet, when invasion became the word of the day, suddenly these three countries forgot about their intel. They forgot about
what they had been saying, and started saying it was unilateral US CIA intel talking about the WMDs. Besides that, both parties in the US, the
democrats and republicans were both on board with making Saddam give up his WMDs. Kerry himself made a comment to this effect. Yet, that turned to
politics when Bush decided to go a head with Iraqi Freedom. Suddenly all the democrats forgot about the statements they had said and started making
the exact opposite. Oh, and, of course, the media let them get away with it.
Second, freedom for the people of Iraq. The US has the ability to liberate people being oppressed, and I believe it is our responsability to use this
ability. I think we should be a lot more active in this regard. Saddam was a horrible, horrible man; Iraq and the world are better off without him
being in power. He tortured his people and idolized Hitler. We liberated Iraq from this monster, and now are trying to stabilize a country that
hasn't had any semblance of freedom for over 20 years.
Finally, the liberation of Iraq will serve as an alternative to the peoples of the middle east. They're going to see first hand the differences
between a totalitarian government and a representative democracy. Then, the people will get to choose. It may not be a clean transition, but
revolutions rarely are. Yet, we have given the little people, the pleebes, the nobodies in these middle eastern nations hope, a light, if you will.
Granted, the dictators in the individual nations won't be too keen on losing total control, and will express that via the "people" through state
run news agencies. However, due to the United States' liberation of Iraq, a young girl born in a middle eastern country no longer has to accept life
as less than a slave.
Those are three of the principle reasons I am for the war in Iraq. There are several others, too, but there are the prime reasons.