posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 02:00 AM
For whatever reason one wants to believe that we went into Iraq so be it but don't go thinking by doing so we are stopping terrorism or terrorists,
No, our treatment of those people are creating new ones. We are locking a lot of people up for months maybe years in prison without any right to a
trial. Sometimes there is absolutely no evidence but they were near an incident so they got locked up. Case after case of abuse toward Iraqi
prisoners, then throw in civilians getting caught in the crossfire not understanding the rules and driving through checkpoints and getting killed or
wounded. And I can tell you those children who have seen their parents killed in front of them, seen family members mistreated and you can bet we are
going to be at the top of a list of people they hate. We are not stopping terrorists we are creating them. Had we freed them and left or brought the
UN in to assist, perhaps we might still be seen as liberators but no more we are seen as occupiers.
You know originally our goals were to put Saddam out of power and to find and destroy the weapons of mass destruction and we are still there; reports
are that we will be there for 5-7 years. Wake up people we have done what we went there for and still we are there. So what else was the objective?
Lets not forget that one of Bush's warnings to the people of Iraq, just days before we went in, and that was not to destroy oil wells. Pretty
revealing, the speech is on the white house website.
[edit on 19-6-2005 by goose]