posted on Oct, 12 2006 @ 01:58 PM
Originally posted by half_minded
You guys say that Iraq was a threat at that time and needed to be immediately taken care of even though it required pulling lot of troops out of
afghanistan and putting almost all the US military in Iraq.
. The vast majority of US ARMY active combat brigades are not deployed in iraq.
So shudn't Bush be worried about the person who ACTUALLY attacked US (according to Bush) rather than someone who COULD be a threat.
No, he should be attacking everyone, everywhere, that is a threat. Bin ladin in afghanistan, and hussein in Iraq. You've completely and utterly
ignored the entire logic of the Iraq War, the movement for militant democracy in the middle east. The only rational criticism of the plan to attack
iraq must also be a criticism of the plan for militantly supporting democracy.
So, why then would Bush attack Iraq before putting all the military strength and intelligence into finding Osama.
Because the US is capable of doing two things at once. The nazis never attacked the US prior to the declaration of war, and when the Japanese bombed
pearl harbor, the US went to war with a focus on europe
, becuase it was the right strategic move at the time. Afghanistan had already been
invaded, conquered, and the taliban dispersed. Hunting for bin ladin doesn't require that the US not be involved in Iraq, and many of his operatives
and sympathizers have been captured and killed, in iraq.
Why suddenly engage all the troops into Iraq knowing full well that North Korea could take advantage of the situation (lack of enuff
So what are you suggesting? That the US should've invaded North Korea or not?
The US didn't invade North Korea because while it is a state sponsor of terrorism you can still actively promote a democratic movement in the middle
east while North Korea is around. North Korea doesn't have any pull in the middle east, or anywhere outside of North Korea. When a state is invaded
its government is destroyed. If the US wants to destroy the government of North Korea, all it needs to do is stop giving that famine stricken country
food and medical supplies and watch it starve to death. Iraq had already been attacked, had already been under years of sanctions, and yet it still
was keeping aspects of its WMD programme secret and funding international terrorism. The only option available with Iraq was military invasion.