I guess I should have posted here heh.
I've been opposed to the present war in Iraq from the start. Recently, however, I have changed my mind. After the 2005 Iraq elections I became
skeptical about protesting the war. Now I have come to agree with the war in Iraq. Here's my reasoning:
An estimate of 3,000 people died on the 11th of September 2001. Now, the United States cannot let the most catastrophic event since Pear Harbor go
without action; especially since most of the deaths were civilians, as opposed to Pearl Harbor.
Now, the US gov't knows those responsible are fundementalist terrorists. The problem, is that they are all decentralized and not all of them are
under one roof.
Proceed with Operation: Wipe out Terrorists
Now the US government has intelligence indicating that a high population of terrorists resides within this green circle: (Circle is not drawn to
Proceed with invasion of those countries in the green circle. One by One.
The US gov't knows that this is going to be a very controversial action. So they go after Afghanistan first, target : The taliban who refused to turn
over the suspects. The US gov't knew that the taliban was never going to turnover the suspects anyway, so they were already ready for war.
After Afghanistan, it was always going to be Iraq next. It was a good choice really as the next candidate for invasion. Iraq had a weak military, no
real allies, and had a totalitarian regime with a sinister dictator. So Iraq would be next, and so it was.
The US gov't did "sugarcoat" the real reasoning for invading Iraq because the US Gov't apparentlly still considers the American people as
children, and treats us as so. However, I do believe the US government is looking out for its citizens.
My prediction for the next invasion after the smoke clears in Iraq? Iran. And I will fully support this war campaign until we have cleaned house.
[edit on 7/6/2005 by Mike at ATS]